These photos are taken by Roger Meyers. There were over 1600 images for us to choose from, and for those, he had to edit his images down from about 3000! SO, this is a thank you to him and to all the other participants who journeyed on that 5-day tour and had the best time ever looking at glass, meeting the artists, touring around Seattle and dining on excellent food.
Walking into a hot shop is exhilarating, and even if you have done it before, that sense of wonder never lessens, believe us, as we have been going on these trips to Seattle for over 15 years, and some of our collectors have opted to go back with us 2 or 3 times…. It’s that good! On this five-day Seattle Glass Collectors Tour, we had an up-close and personal view of artists’ studios and hot shops. Meeting professional artists in person is a treasured opportunity for many when attending an opening at a museum or gallery and this experience brings it one step closer. Collectors can watch and learn about the different processes and techniques, and ask questions to better understand just what it takes to create the art. The artists benefit as well when they hear the amazement and deep appreciation others have for the work. It is what we do as a gallery for our clients and artists, to help foster a better understanding and appreciation for the passion of making and collecting glass art.
There are MANY creative people involved on the glass blowing teams and in the cold-working shops. On this tour, the artists we visited who we also represent included:
Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Rik Allen, Shelly Muzylowski Allen, Martin Blank, Sonja Blomdahl, Nancy Callan, Jason Christian, Benjamin Cobb, Paul Cunningham, Dan Friday, David Huchthausen, John Kiley, Dante Marioni, Paul Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Debora Moore, William Morris Studio, Kelly O’Dell, Kait Rhoads, Richard Royal, Preston Singletary, Raven Skyriver, Lisabeth Sterling, Ethan Stern, Veruska Vagen, and David Walters.