Monday, March 22, 2010
It's mud season in Maine, and the last little bit of winter we will have before we get super busy filling our 2010 wholesale orders to some great places including the Corning Museum of Glass and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. So we decided to skip out of town and chase a little sunshine. With out too much ado we picked Santa Fe, New Mexico.
remembered a couple of very talented glass artists ended up in Santa Fe after my grad-school days at Southern Illinois University. And as fate would have it this morning out of the blue I ran into one of them at a cute little breakfast joint called Counter Culture. Excuse me are is your name Lolly Goodwin, I asked the freckled familiar face. Wow. What a long time it has been! She explained that she has her own hot shop and Patrick Morrissey the other SIU alum had one as well--Prairie Dog Glass, right down the street at Jackalope. After coffee and spicy eggs (everything is spicy here) we cruised on over.
With true hot shop manners Patrick asked us if we wanted to make anything, but since I have been struggling with some altitude sickness I was unable, so lucky Ken took him up on it! It was so much fun to play and get a tour of the Hot Shop. Patrick has always been an equipment building savant, and sure enough all the kilns, and the continuous feed furnace were quite a marvel.