The flags went up on our barn the first of June. We will be open all but a few days this summer. The gallery got some love and elbow grease as well and is an even better place to see our glass.
We had our usual month of color work this year making the stripes that go into our work, then weaving those stripes into murrini and canne for the mosaic line. It's always such a great month when we focus on just the color: experimenting and coming up with new shades like this years coral peach:
Oxbow and The Watershed Tavern are some of our favorite local spots to get beer. This October we will be part of a statewide Craft tour which includes artist studios and brew pubs.
We built a wood fired oven last fall out of old studio bricks and refractory. The bricks for the floor came from an old salt fired kiln at our neighbors: Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and the bricks for the arch came out of our old farmhouse, fired right here in Dresden! They still bear some fingerprints from the folks who made them and a cat's paw print as well.