Kai's journey in fine art is returning to an old favorite process of finding pre made objects and re-making them into something else, with some blown glass elements. Stay tuned for some cultural procreation as Kai's ideas of history and actual history have art babies.
Our friend, Jen Hall created a short teaser of our first show at the Millarville Christmas market. She came in, shot some footage, and peeled out and sent this to us like a day later. She is fast, and we are always happy to be subjects of her experiments and practice as a photographer.
Captains's Log: Our first real trek in our new craft, and we are travelling from the icy rocky mountains of Alberta into the warm interior valleys of British Columbia. Our transformed truck, now dubbed Optimus Prime, is equipped with all the shielding and tools to protect it and us heroes from the treacherous trails and obstacles that may befall us on this 5 day mission.
Our destination is the lovely township of Abbotsford where one of the largest art markets around is taking place, and we are invited to entertain guests with our theatre and glass blowing skills.
Will Mandy and Kai voyage safely through the terrifying natural barrier dividing these two Canadian provinces, and reach their destination safely?
Will Optimus Prime's new nick name win out over 'Little Bessy'?
Stay tuned to find out!!!
We are asked a lot about blowing glass in the winter time and if it get too cold for glass blowing. In our 200 square foot truck, we actually have a melt furnace that is on 24 hours a day and keeps glass inside of it molten at 1200C. Our unique space is quite nice all the time on the inside, and when we lower the stage, we get the best of two worlds. Cold from the outside keeping the sweat away, and warmth from the inside keeping our buns warm.
Our soft launch for Glass House Collective's mobile glassblowing truck will be at The Millarville Christmas Market November 6-8th, 2015. Come see live glass blowing demonstrations and walk away with a new found love for this tradition art form.
The Millarville Market will have 100's of vendors to see, please come down and checkout the excitement. Kai & I will be selling our glass product line as well as classes and gift cards. If you ever wanted to try this ancient art form now is your chance, stay warm over the winter months in the hot shop.
we appreciate everyone's support and look forward to a great show, please see Event page for additional information.