Terry Weaver’s goal is to create functional art, and much of his work is influenced by his architectural background. Strong, clean, and simple lines predominate the various shapes of his work with striking contrasting colors which bring each piece to life. One of Terry’s most popular items is his unique heart-shaped hanging vases. Located the hills east of Albany, New York, Terry’s work is inspired by the beauty of nature that surrounds his studio.
Kathryn Gooding, designer and owner of Asta Glass, had always enjoyed a good martini but couldn’t find enough interesting glasses from which to drink them. Sensing a need, she left behind a career in finance, founded Asta Glass, and became its designer, manufacturer, salesperson, and accountant. With no formal art training, she relied instead on her sources of inspiration. She taught herself the method of sandblasting designs onto glasses, and works on new designs and shapes inspired by the Bay Area’s beauty and the ideas that pour into it from around the world. Together with a small group of local craftspeople and artisans, Kathryn manufactures, sells, and keeps the books at her studio near San Fransisco.
John Gibbons grew up making art in Northern California, encouraged by his father who is a painter and glass collector. He officially began his study of glass in 2003 and went on to earn a BFA in glass from California State University, Chico. Inspired by California’s beautiful central coast, John continues to create his beautiful glass sculptures in Eureka, California. We are proud to show case his pieces in our store. Stop in and have a look today!
Wind's Edges Studio, Matt Seaholtz
We are proud to feature the work of Berwyn, Pennsylvania native Matt Seasholtz. Matt’s education and early work experience were as a mechanical engineer. Matt began working with glass in 1984, and through the 1990’s Matt started showing his evolving work at juried craft shows. In 2004 Matt moved to Vermont and built a studio to pursue his own artistic vision. Matt strives to create elegant objects with simplicity being central to his design philosophy. He says, “I enjoy the demands of working with hot glass. Blowing glass requires great focus. There is also a strong component of physical and mental coordination. These things make the act of creating a piece of blown glass both fun and challenging for me.”