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Art Runs in the Bertram Family

K&K Deigns in Glass will be selling glass artworks at Winnetka Artisan's Fair from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 12.

K&K Deigns in Glass is a side business for the Bertram family. As a young boy Bob learned how to create stained glass windows and made pieces for family and friends. 

While on vacation several years ago, Bob, his wife Susan and two daughters, caught the artistic bug and learned the art of fusing glass in a kiln. 

“Our girls, Kyle, 15, and Kelly, 11, had fun creating beautiful pieces and wanted to continue the work at home – hence the creation of K&K Designs in Glass,” Susan, an interior designer, said in an email. 

This will be the family’s second year at Winnetka Artisan’s Fair, where they’ll be selling a collection of glass ornaments, pendants, earrings and up-cycled wine bottles that can be used as wine and cheese platters or sushi plates.

More than 70 artisans, crafters and fair-trade vendors will be offering a variety of unique items such as jewelry, dolls, photos, knit wear, tasty preserves and more from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Winnetka Community House.  

Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Winnetka-Northfield and Wilmette Harbor, the fair’s net proceeds will benefit Rotary International’s End Polio Now Initiative and the Winnetka-Northfield Charitable Foundation’s Community Grant Awards. 

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