Inside Clarksville Glassworks

  • Glass work demonstrations at the Clarksville Glassworks Studio:
    All Day: December 15, 16; 2012

Recently, I was lucky enough to take photos of Lance, a local artist at the Clarksville Glassworks Studio. Lance is originally from Pittsfield Illinois and is currently a resident artist at Astral Glass Studios in New Haven Missouri. Astral Glass is the sister studio of our own Clarksville Glassworks Studio in Clarksville Missouri.

A few years ago, Lance was a resident artist in Clarksville and luckily he likes to return to our town to demonstrate his technique and love of glass work to Clarksville visitors and residents.

Check out the photos of the Lance at work. Then find a weekend to visit Clarksville for a live demonstration at Clarksville Glassworks. The next one I know of will be All Day: December 15, 16; 2012!

Clarksville Missouri to Merida Mexico: Blown Glass Will Travel

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I recently got a photo from a friend of Clarksville who lives in Merida Mexico. They recently traveled back home to Merida Mexico with a decorative blown glass bowl they purchased in Clarksville, Missouri from the Clarksville Glassworks. After watching a glass blowing demonstration, Trish helped them pick out a piece from the showroom and wrapped it up for the long journey home. Total distance: 1274.66 miles!

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Diva Day Recap!

Only 45 miles north of St. Peters, O’Fallon & St Charles Missouri, our beautiful town of 400 people nestled on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River just hosted an amazing weekend party we called Diva Day. It all got started with a breakfast party at the historic Elgin / Cottrell house of 1845.

Richard Cottrell prepared the house for everyone. As you can see he used a lot of silver and crystal on the table. Garden flowers were everywhere. Some people dressed in period dresses, which added to the fun of the event. The party was simply divine!

After a mimosa, or two, the morning party spilled onto the streets for a day of shopping and browsing in beautiful stores like the Clarksville Glassworks. Richard rushed over to open his shop, Richard’s Great Stuff, and the early bird shoppers were lined up to be the first to receive a free gift Diva bag from the Clarksville shop owners and local artisans.

The morning rush eventually settled into lunch, art demonstrations, and finally a local house tour and studio party at Mary O’s newly renovated studio at the old Grace Episcopal Church.

Read more on Richard’s Blog

Diva Days this Weekend

The local social atmosphere is heating up this weekend as Divas from all over gather in Clarksville this Saturday. The local shops are offering a Diva gift bag to their first 100 customers! Pick up your bag at the Clarksville Glassworks starting at 10 AM so be sure to get here early.

There are other parties happening around town as well. I’m hosting a morning party at the Elgin / Cottrell house from 8AM – 10AM for $10 / person. The Clarksville Artist Guild is hosting a party in the home of local artist Mary O. It’s an opportunity to get an inside look at the recent renovations Mary has made to her new home, the old Grace Episcopal Church.

The Clarksville Mayor, Mrs. Joanne Smiley, will also present her town cottage in an 3 house tour along with the Methodist Church and Mary O’s house.

A downtown full of sales, chocolate, champagne, wine and historical house tours! Sounds like a Diva Day to me!

Valentine, Be Mine…

If you have someone special in your life, show them you care with a distinctively unique gift from the heart. First take note in what they like or do often. Pay attention to what makes them smile or laugh. Then start looking early. Get some ideas by searching around online, then head to your town’s local stores. Walk around, meet the shop keepers, artists, designers, and craftsmen. Let them know what you’re looking for. If it’s not quite right, ask them to customize it just to make it perfect. If you have no idea at all, give them a budget and a few things to go with, like favorite color, wood, finish, gemstone or metal. Step back and see what they come up with. You might be surprised!

Oh yea, take a neighbor, relative, or friend for a second opinion and company over that cup of coffee and slice of pie.

Here are a few Valentine gift ideas available in Clarksville this season.