Demo Days at SpiroLyon Glass

The team at Spiro Lyon Glass would like to send a big THANK YOU to all who joined us for any of our three Demonstrations this summer.  Throughout July and August, we opened our studio for all to come watch the many talented glass artists that live here in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Very few of you had seen live glassblowing before, and your reactions were simply amazing.

On July 2nd, we hosted our first Open House Demonstration of 2016.  Our team of glassblowers included Dylan Balderson, Wyatt Balderson, Alonna Bucheimer, Robert Burch, and TJ Ossola.  As a part of our first demo, guests were able to watch an array of techniques, ranging from incalmo glass to popping popcorn on the pipe!

Jose Chardiet joined us on the pad at our second demo event on July 28.  Jose is an internationally accomplished glass artist and it was mind blowing to watch his skill in action.

August 20th was our final summer demo.  We wrapped up with making negative spaces in blown glass and spiral wrapping color on top.

Dylan and I opened our Carbondale Studio for business in 2002, and reopened (post fire) in 2007. Since then, we have been working hard to keep the studio open and productive.  

We feel very fortunate and blessed to be able to share our studio with the many talents that have moved to the Valley.  The skills of TJ Ossola as lead gaffer have been a great gift to our studio.  Robert Burch with his playful talent shares a fresh energy for new art.  And last but certainly not least, Jose Chardiet has the knowledge and skill of a master-level glass artist and his presence is pure genius.

Thank you all for your interest and stay tuned for more demos and workshop opportunities to come!