January 26, 2021
This has been our home since late 2007. We started with only Bob’s blown glass, but soon had other artists stopping in to see if we’d handle their work. Before long, we had representation from every kind of glass art made, as well as from other mediums like wood, metal, fabrics, and paintings. We estimate that about 80% of our items are created by artists right here in Lincoln County artists, and very nearly 100% created by artists from the rest of Oregon.
The business itself started in 2005. We found a property that fit our criteria for starting a glassblowing shop – something with an existing building to convert to a studio, and a location with potentially good visibility. It was right on Hwy 101, but the entire front end was wooded. An old shed was back in a little ways, and a little drive through the woods would rely on visitors having a bit of an adventurous spirit, but it seemed like it had potential. The old shed took a little elbow grease to get into shape, and we were able to get the studio going by late 2005. We included a small gallery of Bob’s work in the shed, and it was successful enough to give us some hope.
Note: This photo is from when we first opened. There have certainly been changes since then, but it's still very recognizable.