Getaway Color Ways: The Music of Molasses Creek

Throughout the years, a lot of great talent has come out of North Carolina. Actors, sports heroes, great politicians, inventors, musicians.....the list goes on and on! There are so many wonderful musicians that call North Carolina home, like The Avett Brothers & the Carolina Chocolate Drops, so … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

It's the time of year when we all look back and review our year. At Gardner Glass Products, it is also the time when we plan for the coming year and formulate ideas for future blog posts that will interest our readers and help with their real-world dilemmas. During this analysis, we always feel it's … [Read more...]

CIAV: A few glass balls….

  The Center for glass art Meisenthal France creates lovely blown and molded Christmas decorations each year.  Located in Meisenthal, a community in Lorraine of north-eastern France, the village is famous for the Centre International d’Art Verrier. Glass has been produced in Meisenthal … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: National Saxophone Day

  Today, October 6th, is National Saxophone Day. We here in North Carolina can't talk about saxophones or jazz without thinking of the legendary John Coltrane. One of North Carolina’s most famous natives, John Coltrane was born in Hamlet, NC back in 1926 and had a love of music from a … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Ignite a Spark!

Sparks will be flying this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina at the annual SPARKcon festival. SPARKcon is a creativity, art and design festival sponsored by the Visual Art Exchange group. SPARKcon takes place each September and it's open to anyone who wants to get involved. Festival themes range … [Read more...]

An Impressive Glass Flag in Kansas

[This is one of our favorite all-time art glass projects, and while we have shared it before, we always think it's worth sharing again,...especially on Independence Day. Be safe and have fun, and remember,...American ingenuity is what makes our nation great. As this project proves!  This amazing … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Roanoke Island & The Lost Colony

Roanoke Island is one of the best summertime getaways along the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The island contains the town of Manteo and a small fishing village called Wanchese, and  makes a great day trip for anyone visiting the Outer Banks. You can park and spend the day strolling along the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: BrickMagic LEGO® Festival

The 4th annual BrickMagic LEGO® Festival is taking place this weekend, May 9-10, at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, NC. The festival is for LEGO® lovers of all ages, and if you're like most people, you never get too old to play with them. The folks that participate in this festival aren't just … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Wilkes Art Gallery

If you're in a creative field, the passion for it probably started in art. Paper and crayons, Play-Doh, macaroni art....the humble beginnings of a creative life. It's been a joy watching my young daughter explore different art forms, and I hope that the passion for creating something from the ideas … [Read more...]

Glass Art Grows in NY

Founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, Corning Museum of Glass of is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass. Corning Museum of Glass  is about glass art, history, … [Read more...]