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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Update on Stuart's Frame

Just a quick update, I wanted to share a photo of the finished picture frame that Stuart worked on while he was here.  Hopefully when his final mezuzah he created here is finished and framed I can get a picture of that as well.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Glass Ribbon in October

We've had some great responses to our new and improved Glass Ribbon Project and have already scheduled quite a few projects for October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Because of this, we strongly recommend that if you are still interested in holding a Glass Ribbon activity that you do not schedule it for October or there may be a long delay before any of your purchased pieces can be sent back to you.  If you want to make the Glass Ribbon Project part of breast cancer awareness month we suggest that you hold the event in September - that way you will receive any finished pieces in October, in time to be sold as a fundraiser, given as support gifts, or simply enjoyed as finished pieces of art.

We thank you for all the support you've shown so far for this special program and hope to expand it even more as more people hear about it!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Visit from a Mezuzah Collector

A few days ago we had a special visitor at the studio.  Stuart, from New Jersey, had originally contacted Gary about a replacement tube for a mezuzah.  It turns out that Stuart is an avid collector of Mezuzot, framing them as works of art and he has quite a few of Gary's work in his collection.  He was looking for something special to top off his collection at 100 mezuzot - one thing led to another and soon he made a trip down to help custom make his final mezuzah.

Stuart and Greta look over mezuzah designs.

Pressing the metal.

He tries his hand at the torch.

Shari helps Stuart put together the glass that will be part of a frame.

The finished glass after firing.  Stay tuned for photos of the final work.  Here's a photo of one of Gary's pieces as a framed item in Stuart's collection:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gary's Work in Jerusalem

A friend writes in: 
"Gary’s work at Mevasseret Zion synagogue in Jerusalem where we attended Friday night services."