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Generations In Glass
June 16, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join us as we celebrate the Summer of Glass here in Asheville at our gallery in Biltmore Village! To honor the long-standing traditions of glass blowing, we will be hosting Southern Highland Craft Guild glass members David Wilson and Loretta Forde along with their son Hayden Wilson. From 2:30pm-5pm, these talented makers will be at the gallery talking about their processes and work. Wine, cheese and other lighter fare will be provided as well as live entertainment.
David Wilson has been blowing glass for over 35 years. He has been a student and instructor at the Penland School of Crafts for several glass and experimental neon classes. Loretta Forde has also taken classes at Penland, as well as apprenticed to several local glass blowers. She has been teaching beginner glass classes since 1991 and presently offers classes through Mayland Community College. Together, they own and operate a glass studio in Burnsville, NC. They make a range of items from beautiful functional work, to one of a kind pieces. Techniques vary from blown glass and solid work, to sandblasted, neon and fluorescent glass. Their production items include tumblers, vases, paperweights and seasonal ornaments. Their larger work includes decorative plates, bowls, lamps and unique plasma sculptures to round out our wide variety of work.