Definitely different

Definitely different

Published by Amy Kristiansen on Jun 20th 2020

Our year so far

In January I shared our plans for 2020, with never a thought of the possibility of the chaos and concerns facing our world today.

In February, Glass Paradox participated in a craft fair in Bangor, at the Bangor Mall. We were surprised by the success of the weekend since, as many of you know, February is not a “normal” time for us to do an event. 

Bangor Mall Craft Fair

The other exhibitors had quality items and it was well-attended, local, and a positive start to what we anticipated to be a year of new and old events with traveling and seeing friends. Remember, we skipped the FLWF (Finger Lakes Wine Festival) last summer for Wesley’s wedding. We are ever so thankful now that the wedding was last year and not part of this summer’s plans.

In March everything changed - “stay at home” orders were implemented, we moved to remote teaching and my “real job” took over every waking moment with meeting student and family needs. I have not traveled outside of my county in months! We are fortunate to live in a small rural area where we have not been directly impacted by the virus or even more recently the riots and protesting. We are of course concerned and cautious, with worry for family and friends, near and far, always present.

April brought an unusual Easter weekend snowstorm to central Maine and three days without power!

May has been a blur of the same craziness which began in March!

We are still here

Now it is June and it’s time to make plans to move forward. Summer shows are cancelled and fall and winter events are in question. We are increasing our online inventory, updating the website photos, adding quantities, and working through existing blank glassware. Amy’s Attic will be our online craft festival this year. This is where you will find Wes-Ish vases, lidded jars, and other items usually saved for in-person events. We’ll be adding to this section of the website throughout the summer months. Items will be limited quantities and not found elsewhere on our website. So be sure to check out Amy’s Attic whenever you’re browsing online!

The  Etsy shop will also continue to see different artware, limited quantities and styles not found on the Glass Paradox website.

Any online order can be shipped directly to yourself or someone else as a gift. We are practicing caution and remain virus free in our home and studio. We offer curbside pick-up on the porch for local, online orders and utilize UPS shipping for all others. Artware is shipped gift-boxed and can be sent with a personalized note too!

Our goal is to open the studio in December for our annual Holiday Open House and take everything else as it comes. We’ll keep you updated to our plans as they evolve. Follow  Glass Paradox on Facebook for new designs, studio musings, and events.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and be kind to one another!