Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Visit with Salusa Glassworks Inc

Artists Open Studio Tour Prescott AZ
Oct 4, 5, 6, 2013

On my way to the park to walk Sir Kitty, I saw a sign that led me to the first studio, one that I had planned to visit after our walk.

Salusa Glassworks, Inc.
A glass sphere that was shown
in a Will Smith movie, if my
memory serves me right.
Copyright Salusa Glassworks, Inc.
I stopped in, met and, visited with Emma and Bandhu S. Dunham at Salusa Glassworks, Inc.

Emma is what every artist needs: the marketer, organizer, and generally the brains, nuts, and bolts behind the art. I enjoyed chatting with her and getting to know what the artists were doing.

Salusa Glassworks, Inc.
Bandhu S. Dunham demonstrating glass blowing. His task-master, Emma, had him making 150 glass-blown pickles for a wholesale order.
Salusa Glassworks, Inc.
Emma, the brains behind the scene
keeping it all in order, sold, and shipped.

They were demonstrating their craft of glass-blowing. Bandhu was busy making pickles under strict orders from Emma. They were short 150 pickles for a wholesale order.

The other artist, which I am sorry to say, I never got his name, was busy explaining to a studio visitor on making glass beads.

Other favorite glass projects are the spheres and glass houses. See photos.

Salusa Glassworks, Inc.
Glass House. Everything is glass except a few of the
mechanisms for keeping the marbles in motion.
Copyright Salusa Glassworks, Inc.
Salusa Glassworks, Inc.
Bandhu S. Dunham has written many books on glass making.
This one is a textbook used by universities.
Salusa Glassworks, Inc.
A new Marble machine, manually turned.
Copyright Salusa Glassworks, Inc.

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Mary Rush Gravelle is an artist who resides in Prescott, Arizona with her beloved cat, Sir Kitty. Find her work and daily comments on her facebook page. Her art can be seen on her website, She can be contacted via email at:

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