We blew into Bend, Oregon… literally…on 14 April encountering a blinding snow storm the last half hour of our driving trip from Seattle where we landed and picked up our car. What a sobering welcome for us folks from Maui!! We hadn’t seen the white stuff up close and personal for many years, and driving in it was definitely nerve wracking. But here we are four months later, all moved into our new home in Bend.

It has taken us this long to unpack the 500+ boxes and to set up our glass studio. But, I can say we are finally up and running… and hooray, our kiln survived the 3000 mile trip. We have actually done a few firings… Drop Pots specifically… to exercise the kiln in the most stressful firing sequence. A couple of them are shown in the attached photos. These will be slumped into bowls.

We are very excited as we embark on introducing ourselves to local galleries and becoming part of the talented artist community of Bend and the surrounding towns in our new state of Oregon. We will be developing motifs representative of the natural beauty of Central Oregon to include in our glass art, just as we did in Maui. As we do, we will update you as to what we’ve developed and where we are showing.

                                                                                                                  Warmest Aloha……..    Sandy & Bob