The Virginia Hot Glass Festival
Last Full Weekend of
At Sunspots Studios, 202 South Lewis St., Staunton, Virginia.
Photo courtesy S. Viers
Special activities during the
On-Going Demonstrations -
Glass blowers will work alone
and together in Sunspots' hot shop. Flame workers will create beads,
marbles, & sculptural pieces in the flaming torch in the torch room.
Flaming Ray Gun -
Glass artists will build a ray
gun that shoots flames.
Fire-Breathing Dragon -
Josh Ries from Art of Fire will
make a fire-breathing dragon (see video below).
Wine Tasting -
Barren Ridge Vineyards will do
tastings & sell wine by the glass.
Stone Carving -
VA Stone Carvers Guild will be
demonstrating across the street.
Kid's Challenge -
Glass artists will make pieces based on drawings by children at the Festival.
More Photos can be viewed at:
VIRGINIA HOT GLASS FESTIVAL FACTS:
annual art show devoted to hot glass artistry.
►Hot glass artists
from across the region exhibiting & selling in
►Live demonstrations of
glassblowing, flame working, & bead making.
►Virginia Stone Carver's Guild
exhibit & demos set up adjacent to Glass Fest
►Located in Historic Downtown Staunton with many other attractions
For information about
all there is to see and do in Historic Staunton,
check out the Visit
Staunton webpage (www.visitstaunton.com)
or call our Tourist
Information Center at (540) 332-3971
minutes from I-81 (Exit 220-follow Sunspots signs) & I-64 in historic downtown Staunton,
available on-site, & city lot within 1/2 block.
Pagoda Lamp by Charles Hall Coastline Vase by Dan
Rainbow Basket by Art of
Rainbow Marble by Amy Jean
Cosmic Focal Bead by Debby Weaver
Virginia Hot Glass Festival Artists’ names:
Art of Fire
artists (Josh Ries, Todd Hansen, Dave Zimmerman, Bruce Ferguson),
Bendable Glass (Benjamin Mathes), Seth Hendrick, Neil Duman,
Phillip Nolley, Doug Sheridan,
Bead & Jewelry Artists/Flame-Worked
Gelsinger/Nolly's Folly Studio,
Jackson/Encircle Designs, Lisa Mosser,
Amy Jean Nichols/Rigadoon
Glass, James Spaloss,
Types of Glass Making to be demonstrated: Bead
Making/Flame Working, Traditional Glass Blowing.
Tie Dye Necklace
by Lisa Mosser
Support Provided by:
G Glass/Hot Block Tools
VA Hot Glass Fest
Photo Gallery (Click on
thumbnail for larger view.)
Virginia Stone Carver's Guild Demonstrations
will also be going on during
Photos courtesy VA Stone Carver's Guild