World of glass at Nativity School’s two-day Posh Squash

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on September 24, 2011

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Walk around the second annual Posh Squash at Nativity School and be dazzled by a world of glass. You’ll find not only the stars of the show — glass pumpkins — but other produce, apples, corn, eggplant and pears. The event runs today through 5:00 pm and tomorrow from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

“We added new artists this year, which is great,” reports Christina Umhofer, who is chairing the school fundraiser for the second year. “Each has his or her own distinct style.”

Christina is building on the success of the first Posh Squash last year. “It was so hot both days, but even with the heat we got a steady stream of people stopping by,” she says. “Nativity School has such a great location, so we decided to build on last year’s success. Our goal is to make it a real community event like the Nativity Carnival and Christmas tree lot.”

Thousands of glass pumpkins ranging in price from $15 to hundreds of dollars are on sale as well as other glass produce. There are also live demonstrations of both torch and glass blowing. (Leading up to this year’s event, Nativity students learned about glass blowing as part of their science curriculum.)

This year’s participating artists include Gigi Erickson, Doug Brown, Mike Shaw, Lionel Chapital, Glass Diva, Shelly & Ken Monfort, Jonathan Yao, and CHAOS Glassworks.

Photos by Scott Loftesness

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