Fine Art Photographer Sue Clark joined legendary Trapper/Wood Carver Johnny Thorpe for an outstanding exhibit at “The Jan Rutland Artists’ Space” in the National Bottle Museum® during September and October 2010.
Sue’s award-winning photos of wild Tombstone characters, cowboys, cowgirls & Rt. 66 imageswere displayed alongside full-size wooden totem poles carved by Johnny, whose work is influenced by the art of the native peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
Museum Glassworks is a hot-glass teaching facility owned and operated by the National Bottle Museum ®. It is located in a small community garage just off Rt. 50 on Washington Street in the Village of Ballston Spa, NY.
Classes in “Flameworking” aka “Lampworking” are offered on a regular basis and conducted by resident artists.
Situated in the heart of Ballston Spa, NY is a museum whose mission is to preserve the history of our nation's first major industry: Bottle making. Exhibits inside of the National Bottle Museum allow visitors to view thousands of glass bottles that were produced by strong men who toiled in intense heat for 12 hours a day, six days a week when the demand for glass containers was staggering. It was an era when vast commercial empires rose and fell. In many cases, only the bottles remain as witness to the drama.