I have been participating as a stop on the Monadnock Art Tour since 2012 and I am super excited to open up the studio to the public again this year! As the tradition holds; I will be doing free hot glass demonstrations all day on Saturday & Sunday.
One of the rules for our tour is that you must both live & work in the Monadnock Region to participate as your own stop. Jocelyn Brown joined our tour last year as a guest, but she has officially moved to Peterborough and is now eligible to participate!
Therefore, with Jocelyn in Suite 1, and myself in Suite 2, we were both allowed to invite guests! So excited to have Ben Conant Photography joining in as Jocelyn's guest. Ben will be all set up with his photography; inside the Flameworking shop! Come meet this awesome artist and see the beauty that he captures through his camera!
Meanwhile, I invited my stained glass teacher Debbie Paquin to join me! Debbie owns Toy Town Stained Glass in Winchendon, where she teaches fused and stained glass to the public. Debbie is going to be loading up our gallery walls with her 2D and even some 3D glass art of her own. ... and with that, there are 4 artists!
Find us all here at 79 Hadley Road (Right off RT. 202) in Jaffrey during the 22nd Annual Monadnock Art Open Studio Tour!
... A little about Terrapin ...
Dominique Caissie is co-owner of Terrapin Glassblowing Studio in Jaffrey; established in 2011.
We are a mother-daughter business with a dream to keep the art of glassblowing and flameworking alive in the Monadnock Region. Free Tours of our facilities during all open hours; Wednesday through Sunday from 9-4. Large gift shop for viewing or purchase and free glassblowing & flameworking demonstrations whenever artists are working. Take a class ~ work with hot glass Check glassblowing off your 'bucket list'! Glassblowing and flameworking classes, even for beginners.
Please note: We are unable to schedule classes during the Art Tour weekend (Oct 7-9), but we are available for classes during our open hours around the tour dates. Check out our Facebook for more information ~ Facebook.com/TerrapinGlassStudio
Dominique Caissie is co-owner of Terrapin Glassblowing Studio in Jaffrey, NH. She received a BA in Psychology from Franklin Pierce in 2009, and initially pursued a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University. Dom currently is the past-President of TEAM Jaffrey (Jaffrey's Main Street Organization), a member of the Jaffrey-Rindge Lions Club, a member of the Board of Trustee's for Monadnock Art, on the Executive Development Committee for the Town of Jaffrey and an active member of the Jaffrey + Peterborough Chamber of Commerce's. Notable achievements include being featured on WMUR on two occasions, and Lions Clubs International Magazine's "One of Us" for the February 2016 edition. Dom is always actively working on new projects inside the studio, and outside with local organizations. Dominique resides in downtown Jaffrey, with her boyfriend, some roommates, as well as few rescue dogs, chickens, goats, ducks and a rabbit.
79 Hadley Road
Jaffrey, NH 03452
79 Hadley Road
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Some new chickens ... My favorite thing to make lately.
Grooving Fish ... with Kissy Lips
A show I did at the Southern Vermont Arts Center this year witih the Vermont Glass Guild. These pieces I made with my friend Ann Conlin throughout 2017.
Here I am at Corning 5/2017 working on a large piece with my friends, mimicking Ed Branson's work.
Blown Glass Pumpkins!!
Every year during the Art Tour I do pumpkin demonstrations all day Saturday & Sunday ... It's so much fun!
I also do "Blow your own pumpkin" experiences; where you can come in, choose your colors, and blow your very own hot glass pumpkin! These classes need to be scheduled in advance and I'm way too busy to be able to offer them during the art tour weekend. To schedule ~ e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org :)
The legs of one of my newest Jellyfish Chandaliers hanging in the studio.