Glass Artist Showcases Work at Winery

Glass pumpkins and other nature-inspired works of glass-blown art by Half Moon Bay artist Douglass C. Brown will be on view and for sale at annual weekend event.

For three days, more than 1,000 glistening glass pumpkins and other unique glass art objects will be on view and for sale at the 3rd Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch Showcase and Sale at in Half Moon Bay.

This dazzling display of exquisitely blown glass fruits, vegetables, flowers as well as sea life are the creations of well-known local glass artist Douglass C. Brown, who recently sold over 200 pieces of glass vegetables to Four Seasons Hotel in London and Singapore this year to be used in each of the hotel’s restaurants.

Brown specializes in blown and sculpted forms of nature and uses a wide repertoire of skills to breathe beautiful and imaginative art pieces into life in his Half Moon Bay Art Glass (formerly known as Colquhoun Glass Works) studio. He also utilizes mixed media techniques such as blending copper stems with glass petals to create Lady Slipper orchids and other exotic flowers.

Brown is excited to showcase at the 3rd Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch Showcase and Sale a whole new series of glass pumpkin designs he’s calling “Tiramisu,” blown glass with a streaky layered look and vibrant colors running through each piece.

“This year we are also going to have a whole new series of functional art such as vases, bowls, and drinking vessels,” said Brown.

Visitors to La Nebbia Winery are invited to wander outside through this stunning artistic installation of one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins and other glass art objects. Half Moon Bay Art Glass will also present regularly scheduled glass blowing demonstrations utilizing the latest techniques on-site throughout each day.

The first 50 customers who visit the Winery each day during the weekend event will receive a specially handcrafted glass item at no charge.

While at the Winery, guests are also welcome to do some wine tasting, play bocce ball, and enjoy a picnic in the flower garden.

“I’m looking forward to increasing my exposure to a whole new group of people,” said Brown. “We’ve done a lot of outreach for this event, and it’ll be nice to have people discover my work.”



The 3rd Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch Showcase and Sale runs Oct. 8-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For information on wine tasting fees and other activities visit: www.lanebbiawinery.com or call (650) 726-9463. La Nebbia Winery is located at 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. For information on Half Moon Bay Art Glass (formerly known as Colquhoun Glassworks) visit www.HmbArtGlass.com or call 650.283.5626. Half Moon Bay Art Glass is located at 12341-1 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy 92), Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay Art Glass offers glass sculpting classes to novice and more experienced glass artists of all ages.


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