Everyone is invited to our annual Christmas Open House on December 1st from 11-5pm. There will be demonstrations all day, new pieces for sale that make great gifts and cookies! Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for photos of the pieces we are creating for this event. There will also be other art events in the area that day with the Most Beautiful Art Tour in Alberta. For more information visit: http://www.themostbeautifularttourinalberta.com
Everyone is welcome to our Christmas Open House on December 3rd. We love opening our studio doors to share the new work we have created for the Christmas season. Images of these pieces, hot from the oven will be posted on our Blog , Facebook and Instagram pages in the coming weeks. Please do come by and say Hello and don't hesitate to bring along friends, family and colleagues!!
In our glassblowing workshops students have a chance to create something special of their own. There are some fun classes in the studio this fall - the dates are:
September 17/18th - Learn to Make Glass Pumpkins! - this is a beginner class
October 22/23 - A Halloween themed beginner class
November 12/13th - An intermediate Christmas themed class
We also offer gift certificates for workshops and gifts – perfect as a wedding or birthday gift.
Glass is such an amazing material to work with, it is one of the few to play with light. We received an interesting commission , to make some windows that were inspired by " Watergauge" a sculptural pieces of Julia's. The client "Intrinsi" are our osteopath's - professionals who help with our aches and pains so that we can make our work. It was a great commission, just to think outside the box in terms of what a window could be. Check out this link to find out more about the pieces and their clinic. https://www.facebook.com/intrinsi.thrive/
We have some exciting news to share. In February we were selected by the Royal Tyrell Museum to create models of prehistoric spores for a new exhibition. We love doing commission work and this project was a great experience, we were able to look at specimens through microscopes with paleontologist Dennis Brammen. Blown glass seems to be the perfect medium to express the aesthetic of these ancient plant forms. It was amazing to work on project that characterized the bridge between art and science- research, experimentation and innovation. Here are some images of the pieces, photos of the specimens and drawings - the process from start to finish.
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.