Photo Gallery: Glass Artists Perform at Gillinder Glass Factory

By Holly Kellum
Holly Kellum
Holly Kellum
Washington Correspondent
Holly Kellum is a Washington correspondent for NTD. She has worked for NTD on and off since 2012.
October 20, 2015 Updated: October 22, 2015

PORT JERVIS—A steady stream of visitors came to watch seven glass artists demonstrate their craft at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17. The factory has been hosting these demonstrations since 1997, which is as long as it has had the Gillinder Glass Store where many artists sell their work. Guest artist Bill Happel, who has been doing the demonstrations for over a decade, said it was a great place to work. “They have a state-of-the-art facility,” he said. The Factory will be having the demonstrations again on Nov. 14 & 27, and Dec. 12.

People watch from a roped-off area as glass artists work on the floor of the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
People watch from a roped-off area as glass artists work on the floor of the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Andrew Decker, a glass artist from Vernon, New Jersey works on what is going to be a bowl during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Andrew Decker, a glass artist from Vernon, New Jersey works on what is going to be a bowl during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

 

A ball of glass cooling during a glass artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory  in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A ball of glass cooling during a glass artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Crushed glass called frit used to make specks of color in glass at the Gillinder Glass Factory  in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Crushed glass called frit used to make specks of color in glass at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Andrew Decker puts his work in a glory hole during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. Glory holes contain no glass and are used only to heat the glass up. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Andrew Decker puts his work in a glory hole during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. Glory holes contain no glass and are used only to heat the glass up. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Glass artist Andrew Decker shaping what is going to be a bowl at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Glass artist Andrew Decker shaping what is going to be a bowl at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Glass artist Andrew Decker uses wooden tong to shape what is going to be a bowl during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. Wooden tools are used when the artist wants to keep the glass hot because wood does not steal the heat like metal does. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Glass artist Andrew Decker uses wooden tong to shape what is going to be a bowl during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. Wooden tools are used when the artist wants to keep the glass hot because wood does not steal the heat like metal does. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Glass artist Andrew Decker widens the top of what is going to be a bowl during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Glass artist Andrew Decker widens the top of what is going to be a bowl during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

A glass bowl by glass artist Andrew Decker made during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A glass bowl by glass artist Andrew Decker made during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Glass artist Andrew Decker heats up the glass bowl he is making during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Glass artist Andrew Decker heats up the glass bowl he is making during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Glass artist Andrew Decker shows the top of the glass bowl he just made during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Glass artist Andrew Decker shows the top of the glass bowl he just made during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Casey Brauer from Bangor, Pennsylvania, bring a white glass flowing to the annealing lehr during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Casey Brauer from Bangor, Pennsylvania, bring a white glass flowing to the annealing lehr during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Al Hough, a glass artist from Blairstown, New Jersey, takes his glass out from the furnace at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Al Hough, a glass artist from Blairstown, New Jersey, takes his glass out from the furnace at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Artist Al Hugh uses newspaper to shape a piece of hot glass during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Artist Al Hugh uses newspaper to shape a piece of hot glass during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Artist Al Hugh uses newspaper to shape a piece of hot glass during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Artist Al Hugh uses newspaper to shape a piece of hot glass during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Artist Al Hugh put the glass he is working on in a glory hole to warm during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Artist Al Hugh put the glass he is working on in a glory hole to warm during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Artist Al Hugh heats the base of his glass during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Artist Al Hugh heats the base of his glass during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 


Hot glass about to be stamped  for a Kids Koin (R) and another coin being warmed before it goes to the annealing lehr to be cooled at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Hot glass about to be stamped for a Kids Koin (R) and another coin being warmed before it goes to the annealing lehr to be cooled at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

A Kids Koin being stamped during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A Kids Koin being stamped during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Hot glass being cut to make into a Kids Koin during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Hot glass being cut to make into a Kids Koin during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Kids Koins being warmed before they go to the annealing lehr to be cooled during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Kids Koins being warmed before they go to the annealing lehr to be cooled during a guest artist demonstration at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

People watch in a roped off area as glass artists work at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
People watch in a roped off area as glass artists work at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

A glass flower sits in a rack after coming out of the annealing  lehr at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A glass flower sits in a rack after coming out of the annealing lehr at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Glass Christmas ornaments sit in a rack after coming out of the annealing  lehr at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Glass Christmas ornaments sit in a rack after coming out of the annealing lehr at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

A vase and ornaments made by guest artists at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015 after coming out of the annealing lehr (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A vase and ornaments made by guest artists at the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015 after coming out of the annealing lehr (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

A glass flower made by Charlie Gillinder, the owner of the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A glass flower made by Charlie Gillinder, the owner of the Gillinder Glass Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Gillinder Glass Store in Port Jervis where glass artists sell their work on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Gillinder Glass Store in Port Jervis where glass artists sell their work on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Gillinder Glass Store in Port Jervis where glass artists sell their work on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Gillinder Glass Store in Port Jervis where glass artists sell their work on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The front of the Gillinder Glass Store and Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The front of the Gillinder Glass Store and Factory in Port Jervis on Oct. 17, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Holly Kellum
Washington Correspondent
Holly Kellum is a Washington correspondent for NTD. She has worked for NTD on and off since 2012.