October 2014 Newsletter

October 2014

Tomorrow’s glassmakers will use yesterday’s tools

As we enter our next chapter, we're pleased to share with you some rather interesting news. Very few universities offer glass coursework leading towards a degree in glass making, but one in the Midwest does. Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana, reached out to us and inquired about acquiring some of our equipment. The faculty members and graduate students recently paid us a visit, and it was such a delight to see their enthusiasm towards glassmaking...and especially our tools. What we've taken for granted seemed like a treasure trove to these young folks, and we've arranged for some of the Boyd Glass glassmaking equipment will find a new home at Ball State University. We know that our equipment will help the next generation understand how pressed glassware was made and how difficult it was to make.

We have a few items that would add something special to your Thanksgiving Day table: Eli and Sarah, the diminutive pilgrim couple; the five-inch Covered Turkey dish, and two colors of toothpick holders. Check out the website for colors and prices. Start a holiday tradition by giving your guests one of these items, or pass down a set to your children and grandchildren.

During these past few months, we’ve renewed some friendships and forged new ones. Younger collectors are finding a good start to new collections with some of the items we still have. Half the fun of building a collection is the search for elusive colors. With the Internet, collectors are able to search quickly, but we still enjoy attending antique shows and flea markets to find those “missing” pieces.

We continue customer appreciation offering the code, thanks will enable you will get 50% off on our website.

October newsletter specials - Angel $10, Taffy carousel $10, Virgil clown $8

As we head into the holiday season, angels grace tables, dressers, desks and windowsills. We have three different colors of Angels for $10 each, retail.

Horse lovers or folks who celebrate merry-go-rounds can begin a new collection of Taffy’s, the carousel horse. We have four different colors. Normally selling for $18, the Taffy now sells for $10.

Also this month, we offer one of our favorite clown moulds, Virgil. Normally selling for $18, the Virgil will now retail for $8.

We will gladly add names or cross them off our list - just email us