Ro and I took our trip to Lancaster today to see the Strictly Functional National show today. We got more than expected. The show was great..many really good pots, I am sure the juror had a hard time making the awards. The guy who owns the studio, Kevin Lehman was a great host, we spoke a little bit despite his busy schedule. He's running a complicated one man show with a little help from family and those who rent studio space from him. There are a few potters in small rented spaces, but there is also a glass blowing duo, Ben Ahigtrim and Jeremy Friedly who were giving a glass lesson to a young woman. Ro and I watched the glasswork and enjoyed the dog Maggie's antics.
It seems that these two glassblowers may actually have the closest glass studio to State College so we promised we'd spread the word they give lessons and as part of Lancaster's First Friday Arts promotion they will allow you to make a piece for a small fee (with their expert guidance and assistance of course) on any first Friday. Those who are interested in checking it out visit Kevin Lehman's website.