July 7th, 2023 4:00-7:00PM First Friday!

We are very excited to be hosting Zach Rudolph at this month’s First Friday open studio event. Zach is a Santa Cruz native who began the practice of his craft at Seattle Glass Blowing Studio & Gallery in 1997, continued his study with masters in Murano, Italy, and as an apprentice to Dale Chihuly in Seattle. Now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zach shares his passion with students by teaching workshops at Palo Alto High and other local studios.

Zach’s work is colorful, unique, and imbued with his joy in the art. Please join us for a special evening with Zach at our Davenport studio gallery. Several of Zach’s pieces will be on display, and Zach will be performing demonstrations throughout the evening.

 Our First Friday gallery also features recent works by Chris Johnson, Tyler Clark, and beautiful handmade jewelry by Corvetti. 

July 15-16, 2023 Join us for the 30th Annual ACGA Clay & Glass Festival

More than 100 juried artists from the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) are bringing their finest work to the 30th annual ACGA Clay & Glass Festival July 15-16 on the grounds of the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road.

Running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Festival features both fine and functional art for home, office and garden. There will be live demos both days and the popular, interactive Clay For All activity is back! Admission is free, and valet parking is available at the Art Center. 

For more details about the show and a list of the participating artists, please visit www.clayglassfestival.com
Or join the online conversation at https://www.facebook.com/ClayandGlass.  

July 29 - 30 2023 DoonArt Annual Open Studio Tour

​We will again be participating in this unique event in which artists in the Santa Cruz Mountains and in the village of Davenport open their studios to the public. 

​Adventure down the roads less traveled, above the fog & ocean, to where the wild things are. Hidden within the majestic redwood forests of Bonny Doon and on the majestic Pacific Coast in the historic village of Davenport you will discover the wonderful art created in this quiet and peaceful environment.

For more details and a list of the participating artists, please visit http://www.doonarttour.com/index.html

October 28 - 29, 2023 The Santa Cruz Live Oak Glass Pumpkin Patch
The awesome, amazing, and annual Live Oak Glass Pumpkin Patch returns for one weekend only!
Beautiful hand-made glass pumpkins and gourds (and witches’ hats too!) in a mind-blowing array of colors, in all sizes, and for every budget. Everything is hand-crafted in our Davenport glass blowing studio.
Join us Saturday and Sunday, October 28 & 29, 2023, 10AM-4PM.
Address: 1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
No purchase required – all are welcome to come enjoy the outside garden and beautiful glass!
Plenty of free parking in the Grange parking lot.

2023 Open Studios - Save the Dates!
South County-October 7 & 8
North County-October 14 & 15 (Includes our studio & gallery in Davenport)
All County-October 21 & 22 (Also includes our studio & gallery in Davenport)
The free Artist Guide, website map and downloadable app with all 300+ participating artists will be available in early September 2023.


 The Hot Glass Experience happens every Friday and Saturday. Special group events and team building activities can be scheduled any day of the week. Click the BOOK NOW button to reserve your time and see the details about the Hot Glass Experience!  https://www.chrisjohnsonglass.com/classes-workshops