Candlelight Glass will be holding three open studio events during the months of October and November this year. Dates, times and location are provided below.
During the Open Studio weekends , we’ve got lots of new glass art for you to see and buy. This year, we’ve added a variety of new sandcarved glasswork to our showroom. This includes painted and gilded pieces for displaying on shelves or hanging on walls, like this example of a sandcarved and gilded maple leaf in a 10″ square frame. We also have a variety of end-tables featuring glass tops that have been sandcarved, painted and gilded using the same process. If you’ve visited out studio before, you may recall hearing about a process called Drop-Ring where glass is heated in the kiln until it becomes soft enough to drop down through a doughnut shaped mold to form a vessel like a vase or cup. This year, we’ve taken that technique to new heights to create large vases with heavy bottoms that will easily hold large bouquets of flowers. The outside of the vases has been sandcarved to create relief imagery similar to cameo glass as in this example.
Of-course, this year, during all of our Open Studio events, we will again be offering our visitors the opportunity to create their own unique piece of glass art by sandblasting a glass. We’ll have lots of different types of glassware available including water glasses, wine glasses, Pilsner Beer glasses and many others, and a variety of sticker punches and pre-cut stickers available with which to decorate them. You then use our sand blaster to make the design permanent. Click here to download a flyer that explains more about the process.
We’ve offered this, fun and safe, hands-on, activity during all of our Open Studio events for the last two years and it has proven to be very popular with everyone from kids to seniors. Many people use the opportunity to create Christmas gifts and some people even bring their own hand cut stencils to create some really amazing works of art. There is a minor charge to cover the cost of the materials used and we will have experts on hand to help.
We hope you’ll plan a visit to our studio during one or more of our Open Studio weekends. The second weekend event corresponds to the Washington County Open Studio Tour of which we are a part, and the third weekend event corresponds to the Oregon Glass Guild Open Studio tour of which we are also a part. If you want to maximize your time to visit other studios on those tours, you might consider visiting our studio on the first weekend when we expect it will also be less busy.
Candlelight Glass Open Studio events happen on
Oct 13-14, 2018 from 11am to 5pm
Oct 20-21, 2018 from 11am to 5pm (Wash County Open Studio Tour)
Nov 10-11, 2018 from 10am to 4pm (Oregon Glass Guild Open Studio Tour)
Candlelight Glass (map)
2215 SW 187th Ave.
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