Sherwin Art Glass to be Featured at Vermont Art Council's Open Studio Weekend

BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT - Chris Sherwin, owner of Sherwin Art Glass, is proud to
announce his participation in Vermont Craft Council's "Open Studio Weekend" on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 and 24. Sherwin Art Glass will also be open in
his studio at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Chris will be demonstrating his glassblowing techniques, offering great product discounts and serving refreshments 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.throughout the weekend.


PRESS RELEASE * Photos courtesy of Sherwin Art Glass

Chris brings the intriguing art of glassblowing and a high quality product to his small, New England hometown community. Sherwin Art Glass maintains uniqueness in the world of art glass with its combinations of torch-work design, signature backgrounds, and handmade and blown shapes.

Local floral and nature themes are the focus of many of his designs and using those
torch-working skills, Chris showcases some of the essence of the beautiful and unique New England flowers and landscapes in his glass vases and paperweights. His incredibly detailed, hand-sculpted animals are among his most popular and sought after designs!

Sherwin Art Glass is a glass studio committed to excellence in quality and unique composition of glass in various handmade forms. Chris is the sole proprietor and has over 20 years of professional experience in glassmaking. He combines the skills of production crystal glassmaking and the artistic torchwork design process - learned from two internationally renowned glass studios - into his own unique style. To date, Sherwins' pieces are on display in over 35 galleries and museums nationwide and private collections all over the world.

Sherwin Art Glass offers a wide array of hand-sculpted and blown glass products, showcasing both art and functionality. The product line is entirely locally "Made in Vermont" and includes unique and collectible paperweights, vases, glass/stemware, animal and fruit sculpture, seasonal gifts and more!

Chris' glass studio is designed and runs with environmental concerns in mind. The glass furnace, designed by Owen Dodge of Saxtons River, Vermont, runs on the hydro-electric power furnished by the local dam in Bellows Falls.

The Sherwin Art Glass Studio/Gallery is open for hot glass production - by chance or appointment - most days (except Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chris also regularly participates in BF3F - Bellows Falls, 3rd Friday Art Walks, each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for glassblowing demonstrations and sales, while also offering refreshments for his visitors. Sherwin Art Glass also participates in the annual Walpole (New Hampshire)Artisan Tour in November, the weekend following Thanksgiving.

For more information about Sherwin Art Glass, please visit Chris Sherwin's studio at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, or online at www.sherwinartglass.com. The Sherwin Art Glass phone number is 802.376.5744 and the email contact is sherwinartglass@comcast.net.

Editor's Note: Also watch for an upcoming SRO "business profile" featuring Sherwin Art Glass.