Artist. Creator. Visionary.
WELCOME TO GARRISON CREATIVE GLASSWORKS
HOW DO YOU SHAPE EACH PIECE INTO A EYE BEHOLDING DESIGN?
"The process is quite extensive. First tubing glass is heated, manipulated and thickened. Then, using a set of four burners and a lathe, the glass is spun and blown into a ball. A glass rod at top of the balloon is twisted and the bottom is tapered. Then the balloon is placed in a annealing oven, where the temperature is slowly reduced to temper (or strengthen) the glass."
WHAT IS USED TO COLOR YOUR ARTWORK?
Once the balloon is cool, my wife individually hand paints each balloon using proprietary acrylic paints. Then the balloons are placed in a kiln and heated to harden and bake the paint onto the glass. A modified basket is attached to the bottom and the skirt of the balloon is signed to complete the piece."
HOW DO I ORDER ONE?
HOW CAN I SEE YOUR ITEMS IN REAL LIFE?
Our items are featured in several art galleries around the country throughout the year. We also make our one of kind art available at several balloon and art shows around the country.
More about us...
"Thirty-three years ago, I applied for a job at a scientific co. in N.J. where special glass tubes were made for electronic equipment. One day the company received a special order from France, and I was asked if it could be done. With the proper tools and just a few minutes I was able to make the order. Because of this, the company rapidly grew in the specialty glass fabrication business and I quickly learned how to create almost anything with glass."