Frozen Landscapes





One-of-a-kind designs come from fresh and imaginative glasswork. It’s called Jackdaw Glass, an odd name for a glassblowing company until you remember that the crow-like jackdaw is attracted to shiny objects, and the signature work for glassblower Adam Noga is a shiny glass pendant. He makes his quarter-sized pendants by super-heating clear and colored glass rods to a molten state, and then carefully mixing and manipulating them until the design is what he wants. “The result is a one-of-a-kind landscape inside the body of the piece that becomes ‘frozen’ in place once the glass cools,” Noga says. The pendant is 100 percent borosilicate glass; no paints or stains are used. By changing the oxygen level of the flame he uses, Noga can create a whole spectrum of hues from just one color. Noga, a Newmarket resident, says he creates only pendants because they give him the freedom with design he’s looking for. You can find his work at the Cordwainer Gallery of Fine Crafts in Bedford and at the Kalled Gallery in Wolfeboro, or by visiting www.jackdawglass.com. ~Barbara Coles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags

Calendar

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. Guide to the best sledding hills in NH
    We have tips on finding the best hills, great sleds from the plastic to the high-tech, tubing...
  2. Our favorite cafés in New Hampshire
    Coffee shops build communities with a warm welcome and a creative jolt. Here’s the “crema”...
  3. 2014 It List
    These influential Granite Staters represent the arts, philanthropy, business, the local food...
  4. More and more seniors are going mobile
    You can take it with you after all, just as long as your recreational vehicle is your house
  5. Life for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles began in Dover
    Did you know that the idea fierce fighters was born in the Granite State?
  6. Shop local: gift ideas for the food lover in your life
    The perfect present is sweet or savory...and quickly consumed. Plus, you can find many of them at...
  7. Winter Fun on the Lakes
    Our iconic summer destinations — the Lakes Region and Lake Winnipesaukee in particular —...
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags