- Early American Styled Pieces
After a life long interest in Early American free-blown glass, I decided a few years ago "if not now, when" and have been blowing glass ever since. As I was a collector of old glass long before I became a glassblower, I thought using an old glass term for my "moniker" felt right. And it sounds cool too...
I am continually taking classes to develop new skills but I also have begun to sell my pieces at a number of Fine Art and Craft shows throughout the year. I usually have an assortment of vases, bowls and seasonal items like Christmas Ornaments and Pumpkins for sale. I also like to blow more historical designs like lily pad style bowls, devil fire paperweights and glass powder horns.
Battledore is an archaic term for a paddle that was used to shape hot molten glass. While glassblowers still use wooden paddles, the term battledore has fallen out of use.
Dennis, Brian, Michelle and I working with the Band Echosmith to "make your own ornament" at ArtsQuest's Christkindlmarkt.