Saturday, October 23, 2010

Glass Tidings and Joy

Making of a Glass Christmas Tree from Richard Holdman on Vimeo.

This video is about 19 minutes long but really very interesting. The end result is a beautiful hand blown glass Christmas tree they made for the Festival of Trees in Salt Lake City, Utah. The tree is called Glass Tidings and Joy. It has thousands of small pieces of glass melted together at 2000 degrees and hand blown to create 60 branches, the star, and around 150 ornaments. It was created by three brothers, Tom, Treavor, and Richard Holdman whose father taught them art at an early age. The blown glass tree was sold within hours of the festival opening and 100 % of the money went to support the Primary Children's Medical Center. I think that was a wonderful thing to do. Here is a link to their main site.
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