Pollitt Studio hosts glass art collectors from California, GLANC

Last Thursday, Pollitt Studio hosted 33 members of Glass Alliance of Northern California, aka GLANC.  They are a chapter of Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, aka AACG, a great professional association whose members are glass art collectors, devotees, gallery owners and artists.

Now, 33 doesn’t sound like a big number…until you see how big the bus was in which they arrived.

First of 33 visiting glass art collectors step off the at the home & studio of glass sculptor Harry Pollitt. Beginning of enjoyable visit to Pollitt Studio by members of Glass Alliance of Northern California. Our visitors cheerfuly made their way from the bus to the house.

And 33 doesn’t sound like many people…until they were all inside!  But it worked out so well.  They graced our home, enjoyed the Santa Fe historic adobe architecture, and walked through asking questions about my glass sculptures and wood art.  I have to admit, I loved the “ooohs” and “aaahs.”  T’was, indeed, music to my artist ears!
 Visitors viewing two of Pollitt's glass sculptures and seated enjoying lunch. GLANC visitors previewing glass sculptures and wood art in Pollitt's home. A few of the 33 GLANC members gathered in Pollitt's dining room.


Then we divide into two groups — the lunch bunch and the studio visitors — and rotated, like in a volleyball game. 

A small group of Glass Alliance Northern California members having lunch while waiting their turn to visit Pollitt's Studio. Harry Pollitt during Q & A with GLANC about the creative process for his glass sculptures and wood art.

These photos only begin to  show what a good time we all had.  Gaye and I want to thank Glass Alliance of Northern California,  again, for their time, graciousness and interest in my work.  And a special thanks to Susan Longini, their fearless leader and President, for organizing this ambitious trip.

Now, I wouldn’t want you to think that GLANC came all this way just to visit me.  But I was sure honored to be included on their five-day excursion to visit glass art studios, collectors and galleries between Santa Fe and Taos.