Tuesday, November 29, 2011

After a Long Day!

Glassblowing is very physical. You have to be in the right state of mind before beginning a piece. It takes total concentration and about two hours for Rick to work on a sculptural piece, along with the help of an assistant. You can see that he is not much help in the office, however!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hot One!

This platter is hot! Ready to spin and then finally open. A busy Sunday afternoon Open Studio!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend Open Studios

Happy day after Thanksgivng! We are grateful for all who came out to our studio for a wonderful day. Lots of favorite shoppers came out for their annual ornaments! Amara, our newest elf, helped all day while Matt made an outstanding goblet with the help of Lindsay and Rick hot sculpted a figure and a torso. First time he has been brave enough to sculpt in public! It takes intense concentration. We'll be blowing now every weekend up to Christmas so let the Holidays begin!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thank You!

Thank you to all who supported the Autumn Art Studios Tour. It was a beautiful weekend! Matt was with us from San Jose State making his special delicate vessels while Roxie, the cat, supervised packing in the back room!

Chandelier ready to install

Another chandelier hanging in our studio ready to install. I love the glow at night!

Makin' Ornaments

It's time to get busy making ornaments again! The Autumn Glory Maple outside the studio is incredible this year. We in the spirit!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall leaves

The "Autumn Glory" Maple is at its peak. Just in time for the Autumn Art Studios Tour this weekend. Next week, raking.....

Monday, November 7, 2011

Autumn Art Studios Tour Preview

The Autumn Art Studios Tour Preview show looks great inside the old High Hand fruit packing shed. Not an easy one to set up, but the result is amazing. The old packing boxes add to the ambiance. High Hand Gallery has a new store front. Three local wineries just set up shop and a candle making store is almost complete. High Hand always has something new to discover. Many people walked through that hadn't heard about the tour while I was there so good connections were made!

Thursday, November 3, 2011