A Walk Back in Time…
Friday afternoon my family and I spent the final day of August visiting WheatonArts in Millville, NJ. We had such a great time poking our heads into some of the historic buildings on the beautiful shaded grounds and perusing the shops that offer many of the artists work for sale.
We visited all of the Exhibits and spoke with the artists that were busy creating lovely pieces of pottery, glass sculptures, exquisite hand made beads, and wooden treasures whittled by hand.
We watched as a mound of clay came to life at the hands of the artist as he skillfully molded the clay into a one of a kind creation. We had an up close look at the kilns and a detailed explanation of the different processes that are a part of creating such delightful and unique pieces of art. Who would have thought rock salt in your kiln would render such a spectacular texture!
We watched as molten glass skillfully held captive on the end of a metal rod, went from a glowing orb into a fabulous glass pumpkin. The pumpkins are available for sale and are just in time for the Fall season!
Ed over in the Woodcarving Studio shared his whittled works of art and the tools he uses to make his wooden creations. One such creation is a wooden link chain made entirely from a single piece of wood!
A walk through the Museum of American Glass treated us to a variety of glass pieces spanning decades. Milk bottles with baby faces, medicine bottles, and even poison bottles! Make sure to check out the Chess Set crafted entirely in glass!
What a pleasant way to spend and afternoon with your family. I, of course, captured many photos during our visit and I am sharing some of the images below this post.
If you’re ever in the area stop by and take a step back in time and visit the artists at
WheatonArts and Cultural Center in Millville, NJ.