I come from upstate New York and I live for snow and ice. I've been making my own magical winter wonderland for years now.
I studied hot glass at Edinburgh College of Art but I traveled the world to learn flameworking. For years I spent my holidays in Lauscha, Germany studying this glass making technique with an older generation of master glass blowers who are sadly no longer with us and I count my blessings to have has this opportunity.
All the icicles are based on antique ornaments from Lauscha, the home of flameworking and the place that F. W. Woolworth went to first bring Christmas ornaments to the United States in the mid-1800s. They are packaged with their history on the box. Each one is one of a kind.