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
Friday, November 25, 2011
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
Friday, November 11, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
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!