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Creating your own piece of glass art

Posted: Friday, Apr 19th, 2013

Otto Hageman, an employee for the Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio in Lincoln City, puts the finishing touches on a glass float he created. The studio features a large gallery and a variety of classes. (Photos by Jo Wienert)

The Oregon coast has attracted a generation of glassblowers to its cool, salty air, including those who work out of four Lincoln City retail studios that feature a wide variety of creations and approaches to the trade.

One of the first was Dan Williams, who has been plying his trade and sharing what hes learned for more than 40 years at his Siletz Bay studio. Other, more ambitious businesses have followed, including a large classroom/retail shop known as the Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio in Taft.

The Glass Art Studio opened in February 2005 when four glassblowers Kelly Howard, Jon Myers, Daniel Millen and James Benson from the Portland area decided to move to the coast.

For the complete article see the 04-19-2013 issue.

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