Thank you to everyone who came out to our Christmas Open House on Saturday, the weather was beautiful and we loved sharing our enthusiasm for glassblowing and our cookies! It was great to see so many kids being fascinated with the process and creations. We are here working on commissions for until the 16th of December, so if you need a few more gifts, please stop by visit the studio.
Here is the schedule for our Christmas Open House tomorrow from 11 to 5pm
-11am - Tyler will be making a cane roll up vase- pretty stripey vases.
-12:30 - Julia will make a celestial themed bowl -a solar system in glass
-1:30 - Tyler is on the bench making antler candelabra - or some other super complicated piece
-3pm- Julia is painting with Japanese tinfoil on molten glass - a mixture between craft and martial arts
-4pm - Tyler will make a goblet or if you have a really good idea such as a elephant with a saddle, holding a ball whilst carrying a goblet bowl - he will make that too!
Anyways, we hope you can make it , the weather will be great and there are so many cookies.
We have been busy in the last few weeks creating pieces for our Christmas Open House. Part of what we love about our open house is that we get to make smaller pieces that are perfect for Christmas gifts - ornaments, whiskey glasses, goblets. As well we get a chance to make some spectacular pieces that make great decorations for your home. Here are some photos of what we have been working on lately.
We love opening our studio doors for our Christmas Open House. It's an opportunity to share our new blown glass pieces we have created for the Christmas season. Images of these pieces, hot from the oven will be posted on and on our Facebook page in the coming weeks. It is also a great time to discuss any ideas you might have for a custom piece, so please do come by and say Hello and don't hesitate to bring along friends and family!!
We have had some talented people come by the studio and take some photos of the process of blowing glass. Our friend Danny Miller came by and shot images on a polaroid, an old Hassselblad and digital camera, so it was a well documented day. I love the atmosphere created by Danny's photos - check out his website http://fivehundredandnine.ca to see the extraordinary way he captures the world around us.
Thanks to everyone for your great feedback about our new website, it has been a lot of work to pull this all together but we are happy with how it all looks. If you think there is something we could do to improve this virtual Firebrand Studio , let us know and we look forward to your feedback.