Come help us make Stafford Art Glass sustainable into the new year! With the popularity of our BYOB event this past Christmas, it’s decided that we will continue to offer another event so those who were too busy or did not notice in time, can take part.
Join us for a weekend of hot glass at the studio in Newport. Located just ten minutes from Blacksburg on Route 460W, the studio is a gallery and hotshop all in one. It is also a place to learn how to make beautiful objects in glass. At this event you have the opportunity to sign up for thirty-minute slots to make either a suncatcher or paperweight; a suncatcher takes half an hour, a paperweight takes about an hour. Double up your thirty minute slots, back to back, so you can make a paperweight during this event!
Event runs January 11-12 10:00 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day. Sign up for blowing slots by “liking” us on Facebook and messaging us what times work for you and what you plan on making.
We are also having a sale at the gallery that is 50% off wholesale pricing as well as a second sale of selected works from the production floor. These are at unheard of prices. One example is our Andromeda Geodes, a paperweight with a galaxy inside, which normally sell for up to $120.00 in galleries are as low as $18.00 at this event only. People sometimes ask us why our seconds are priced as they are and its simple. Our seconds never have ANY structural flaws. No chips or cracks, only slight cosmetic flaws that keeps us from selling them as firsts. Most people do not even recognize these “flaws” as flaws at all! For example, pieces may be a slightly different size, or the design in the center might be slightly off-center, or the galaxy might not be perfectly symmetrical. I know it’s a small thing, but our work has to be perfect, gallery ready, and our galleries want consistency as one smaller piece in a grouping might not sell as readily. So we keep them and sell them at our studio! This is an excellent opportunity to buy great work at unbelievable prices. Perfume bottles for a song, all original made in our studio quality work! Bowls, vases, paperweights, ornaments, suncatchers, and yard ornaments, pendant jewelry; it all goes for half off!
If you want to sign up to make something during the weekend, slots are reserved on a first come first served basis. At this price, slots go very quickly and availability to limited!
Whether you plan on blowing glass or simply watching the fun ensue over the weekend and looking over our sale offerings, this is a great family friendly weekend! For those who wish to blow glass we ask that you wear all cotton shirts, preferably with long sleeves when possible (we do have arm protectors) and sunglasses (we do have safety glasses that fit over regular glasses if needed). No
open toed shoes, and jeans are best. Everyone has a different comfort and skill level and we adapt to your needs as a student. We work as a team one-on-one to realize your glassy creations! Work made must anneal in our kilns overnight for ornaments and 24 hours for paperweights. To keep things simple for us, we ask that you either respond to this post or respond on facebook and message us there so we can keep our scheduling quick and easy for all involved! Thanks for your understanding!
For questions you can message us here or go onto our facebook page to find out more!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stafford-Art-Glass/273860936858