I told myself I would start blogging more in the new year when things settle back down. But there’s no better time than the present. And besides, I have a few minutes before Vetro artists kick off the Christmas season with our famous ornament workshops.
This is the 12th year that we’ve invited guests back into the artist area of the studio to help make their own handblown ornaments. It started as a way to celebrate Christmas in our community, but I realize now that what it really does is invite people of all ages into our world; to share in our passion for glassblowing. The same people who start out helping our artists make one Christmas ornament come back another time to learn more. It’s that mysterious draw to this ancient art form that kept me wanting to learn more.
New for this year’s ornament workshops, and I realize you won’t appreciate this nearly as much as me, is that we have discovered a new “red”. For the last 12 years, we’ve been struggling with finding a supply of red glass that can stand up to our temperatures and perform the way we expect it to. Well I think we actually found one. I will attach a photo to this blog that shows off our new red. What do you think?
It seems strange to talk about Christmas ornaments before Thanksgiving, but that’s the retail world we live in. Besides, that just means that there are more people in this world who know something about the world of glassblowing that didn’t yesterday. On this Thanksgiving and every day, I am thankful to God for my family and friends and that I am able to provide for my family by doing what I love to do. Thank you for support of Vetro and the arts movement in Grapevine. We hope to see you and your family this Christmas season.