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    Gathering Glassmakers

    2014-Summer-glassIf this was, say, old world France and not New England, and if the date on the calendar were back in time in the Middle Ages and not the 21st century, glassblower Andrew Weill would likely be stabbed by an angry posse of his peers for what he does. He is a full, dues-paying member of the Vermont Glass Guild, and yet, he gives away all the secrets of his extraordinary trade, just for the asking. In history, any unsanctioned sharing of the methods and technologies of highly skilled artisans would have been a serious breach of the code of conduct of every traditional guild, and someone like Andrew, who will merrily teach any kindergarten kid and sundry weekend tourists how to make gorgeous glass paperweights or delicate drinking glasses in just a couple of hours, would have been violating one of the most strictly enforced rules. Fine craft and manufacturing [...] - read more -

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    Photo Essay

    Summer Light

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    Summer gives us much more light and longer days, so if you are passionate about nature photography you better be an early riser! Catch the sunbeams when they burst through the trees, catch the mist when it rises from the streams, the sun low on the horizon and the ground still cool from the night, and the vegetation covered with dew.