From working with a 1,000-degree flame to perfecting every glass stitch, Sister Rosebrook has quite an impressive track record when it comes to temple replicas!
As the Provo City Center Temple nears its opening, one glassblower already has it created in glass.
Marge Rosebrook has been sculpting glass for almost 40 years, and for most of those years, she’s specialized in creating LDS temples. She estimates she has made more than 75,000 temples over that time, and shipped them to every continent on the globe except for Antarctica.
“And that’s only because there’s no temple there yet,” quipped Sarah Asay, her business partner.
Rosebrook sculpts or “stitches” all her temples from unleaded Corning glass in a small 8-by-8 foot workshop at the end of Asay’s driveway in Provo. Rosebrook is a unique type of glassblower — she said the old term is a “lampworker.”