Shire City Sanctuary will host what grew out of my annual Holiday Studio Sale - The Shire City Sanctuary Holiday Shopping Shindy* on December 7, from 5-8pm and December 8&9, 2012 from 10-6 both days. Each of the 40 vendors and notable musicians will be featured here between now and then so stop back and see all about it. Make your list, and check it twice.
*Shindy [shin-dee] noun, plural shin·dies. Informal. 1. a row; rumpus. 2. a shindig.
Cheshire Glassworks is a bright and sunny, independently owned studio and gallery. It is located in the Heart of the Berkshires. In Jill's own words:
"I have been making jewelry since 1994. It has always been a way for me to stay busy and happy while also expressing myself artistically. It also allows me to share interesting and beautiful things with others. I truly enjoy creating things that make people smile.
In 2002 I learned the basics of lampwork glass bead making and glassblowing. Since then it has been an awesome journey of discovery, practice and love. Learning to use glass as a medium has opened a whole new world for me. Don’t get me wrong, I can still spin up a hemp necklace to outfit your local hippie! But now my work is more than just that. It is funky, elegant, earthy, unique and totally wearable.
I have been blessed with wonderful friends, family and customers who have supported me and encouraged me to follow my dreams and live “outside the box.” I hope you enjoy my work.. Peace, Jill"