For $14, today’s side deal gets you one blown-glass ornament at Girl Glass (a $28 value). For 17 years, Shannon Jane Morgan has hand-crafted glass globes, goblets, pumpkins, and more, which she purveys at Renaissance faires and out of her Sacramento studio. Rows of delicate ornaments resemble kaleidoscopic bubbles hanging from leafy branches, though less sticky and more difficult to pop. Ordinary tree ornaments wilt when they behold the swirling concoction of crystalline colors where reds and blues meld into a shining sphere of glass. Hang a single mesmerizing sheen of blues and greens on a fir or arrange a rainbow of ethereal orbs that outshine even the clarity of Christmas lights. Girl Glass sculpts at 2648 21st Avenue and pick-up hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily or by appointment.
Largely self-taught, Shannon Jane Morgan has spent the last 21 years firing up her furnaces and creating delicate, one-of-a-kind works of glass art as the owner and founder of Girl Glass. Her pieces include gracefully curved vases; pigment-dappled paperweights; and whimsical, translucent pumpkins. During classes, Morgan shares her years of carefully cultivated expertise with students, delving into the nuances of molten glass with blowing and shaping tutorials.
North City Farms
2648 21st Ave.
Sacramento, California 95820Get Directions