It’s been a wild year, and we’ve been so pleased with the way things have gone. From the first days moving the glass to our new workshop while the paint was still drying, to our first trade show, to making literally thousands of items and shipping them out, to meeting people at markets and festivals all around the area in our tiny truck, we’ve had a great time.
It turns out that keeping a blog on this page isn’t something that we have a lot of time to update, but we do post regularly on Facebook, so if you want to follow our goings on, that’s where we recommend you look first.
We haven’t yet made any headway on selling our products online, but we’re still hoping to get that going in the coming months. While we know there’s been a lot of requests to do so, it would be a lot of additional time and administration to handle individual orders in addition to all the wholesale orders and workshops that have kept us very busy.
Despite not offering much in the way of updates here, here’s a few pictures from the last year.
Hantport Pop-up Market July 4, 2015
We’re updating our catalogue and getting ready for the 2016 Atlantic Craft Trade Show — perhaps we’ll see you there!
Tim and I are very excited to have been asked to participate in Kelly Mitchelmore’s 6th annual art show in Windsor, NS this May. Kelly is a fantastic painter whose bright and bold paintings have drawn my eye wherever I’ve seen them. In addition to her own paintings, the show will feature the metal sculptures of Al Simm, and the creative wood carvings of Elizabeth Brown. We’re so honoured to be included in this great local lineup.
This year’s theme is “Along the Avon,” and we’ve been thinking about what sorts of pieces we can make with fused glass that tie in to that theme. We’ve got a few things underway, and are hoping to have time to play a little more before the show.
The show will be held at the Phoenix Hollow B&B on Chestnut Street in Windsor. The date is Sunday, May 3 from 12-5pm. If you’re in the area, you should definitely drop by.
Tim and I recently took part in our first ever trade show, the ACTS (Atlantic Craft Trade Show) at the Halifax Trade and Convention Centre. We met so many cool people, and were so happy to take part! We’ve been working on the orders we took since then, and we’ve even shipped a couple out already. Everything is looking promising for our first couple of months — Here’s hoping March is going to be even better!
We’ve had a lot of time to work on our glass because the snow has limited our options, but Tim has begun doing his travelling “Junk-de-verre” workshops to area groups, with a couple of school visits coming up in March. It’s been so cool to see what everyone else comes up with when they get a chance to play with the bits of glass, and then send it back out all shiny and smooth.
This is a first blog post — We’re on Facebook all the time as well, so you’ll likely see more there, but we wanted to let everyone who stops in know that we’re listening — we’ll be selling stuff locally very soon, too.
Please feel free to get in touch.