Palm trees swaying in the breeze and balmy air. glassybaby is so excited to have the opportunity to shine brightly in sunny Southern California!
Lee will be honored as Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of 2011 on Wednesday, January 11. Afterwards please come by the W Hotel to say hello and congratulate her from 4-8 pm (930 Hilgard Ave. Studio #1, Los Angeles, CA 90024). We will be bringing with us hundreds of glassybaby for you to light and enjoy.
We are pleased to tell you that 10% of sales from this event will be donated to Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology. Parking is complimentary.
Entrepreneur magazine kindly asked two of our talented glassblowers to make the physical awards to be given to the honoree in each category. (Lee, of course is E of the Year, and the other awards are Emerging E, and College E.) They have not been engraved yet but I thought you would like a sneak peek!
Aren't they gorgeous? (Grapevine has it that Lee will recive the white one.)
The glassybaby superstar glassblowers chosen to create these works of art are Carrie Grula and Nick Davis.
Carrie who hails from outside of Philadelphia, earned a B.F.A. in glass from Alfred University. She continues to craft her own work which can be seen at Vetri International Glass in Seattle and Tacoma.
Nick is a glass and steel artist, who came to the Seattle art scene via Kansas, B.F.A. in Santa Fe, and the Pilchuk Glass School. Here he has developed his own unique sculpture which is "informed by the human figure and its capacity for subtle communication through gesture and expression".
Thank you to two talented young artists who continue to inspire us, and thank you to our entire glassblowing team for making our light shine.
Before I sign off I must tell you about eight year old Maisie and her remarkable gift for creatively arranging glassybaby. Her mother, Julie had asked our Valerie to come over for a color consultation for her, what many would consider, serious collection of glassybaby! She felt like she needed some new mixes after receiving fresh colors during the holiday season.
Maisie was taking it all in. For the next afternoon when Julie came home, this clever, inventive young lady had put together many imaginative displays. And this wasn't a game with Maisie, mind you, she too wanted to inspire her mom.
Take a look. I think you'll agree she did!
Have a great week everybody.
Until next time,