It’s the passion protects that are essential to the work we do.Allowing ourselves this opportunity to have side jobs, volunteer work, etc., that yields results in everything we do and I know I am a much more talented artist because of it.
Our work with non-profits and the local community continues to be one of our strongest assets and since not everyone across the Mid-west can come to us, we’ve decided we could go to them!This summer - one lucky organization will win the ultimate prize:The Glass Academy team coming to them for some on-site glassblowing action!!!
To my family, peers, and society, this contract would solidify the idea, that yes, we could make a living being glass artists and this contract would be that proof that we are on the path to being a professional business!
But then there was a problem with our ornaments.Over half of the shipment was rejected and we were devastated.What just happened?!
We started to realize was the huge value in bring those customers back to our home studio. Just showing them what we were all about couldn’t have been a better marketing tool.Community, this is what its all about.
Try as I might, I can’t stop.I’m continually thinking of ways to improve, advance, explore, and try new ideas.It’s just exciting!!The shiny object floats past my vision, enters my mind, and I can’t stop until we’ve tried the idea, product, etc.
Green Things Farm.An organic farm in Ann Arbor.5.5 miles from my home, so close that I could ride my bike~ and I often did.(Until the summer heat reminded me to lighten up a bit!)I work 2 days a week, 4 hours each day and I’ve learned a TON.Most of which is the importance of buying food from your local farmer.
If you have never been out to The Michigan Renaissance Festival come to visit the Royal Glass Makers near the Mother Oak stage! I suggest this year is the year you need to come out.You’ll get to see me blowing glass on stage in a mid evil costume, having a blast and you can be a part of the excitement! ~Chris Nordin