Monday, December 31, 2018

Saying Goodbye to the Holiday Season

 Another whirlwind-of-a-year is coming to a close. We are winding down in the Studio, taking a short break from the busy holiday season. It has been nice to be with family and enjoy our grandchildren, instead of our usual countless hours spent filling requests for glass orders. Our glassblowing and slumping and fusing projects were going out the door as fast as we could make them. So this last week has been extra nice, not having to meet any deadlines. Some of the projects we did in December are in the photos pictured below. Take a look at some of the glass works created in this last month of the year. The first picture was a special commission created especially for a local author. The elephants are re-creations of the main character in one of her children's books. Projects like these are enjoyable because of the creative leeway given. Glass enamels highlighted the fused pieces.
Fused glass elephants highlighted with glass enamels
A Kiln full of annealed candy canes

Fused and Glass Enameled Holiday Display

Blown Glass Snowboarder Ornament
Many Ornaments were sold at our Holiday Open House the first week in December
Blown Glass Cheetah Ornament with gold highlights

Whimsical Blown Glass Frog Ornaments
Our Jackson Hole Buyer needed more of the glass wildlife in her store, so we created many pieces for her in December. They are sold in her retail store up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Pictured below are just a few of the pieces that were made for her.
Frosted Glass Swans in Flight

A whitewater rafters ornament

New techniques and colors were used on this glass trout

Glass Moose with Cattails

A Frosted Mountain Goat with Gold Horns

Now we are on the cusp of a New Year.....thinking ahead, once again, to the many possibilities we can create in the Studio. We're sure that the view out our window will help inspire us to get back to work. The new year will see us going full steam ahead, staying warm by the torches in the coming cold winter months. We'd like to wish you a very Happy New Year from A Touch of Glass Studio. Thanks again, for your support!

The view from our Studio on a wintry evening.

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