Phone# 603 588 2390 Email kalishalex@ hotmail.com
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How do you pack your glass for shipping?
Good question, it's a pretty painstaking process. First the glass is scrutinized and graded, then matched up in cases of pairs or larger sets. Then the glass is cleaned of any dust or fingerprints, then it's wrapped in bubble wrap , then each piece is given it's own fitted corrugated cardboard cocoon then placed in a cardboard shipping box with packing peanuts (styro/or cornstarch) to cushion any potential impacts from any direction. I use Fedex ground and USPS to deliver to you.
Is Alex's glass dishwasher safe?
The short answer is yes. The long answer is you wouldn't want to. Stemware in the dishwasher is a bad idea because they might get bumped by a dish and break. Even a sturdy glass like the Rocks glass has the potential to get scraped and scratched in the dishwasher, those scratches over time add up and will cause the glass to lose its luster and don't get me started with dried water marks and mineral deposits. For the long haul you are better off hand washing and drying.
Does Alex produce everything himself?
Yes he does, solo. Alex starts out with raw material and makes 150 pounds of clear glass at a time. In a myriad of different way he then incorporates colored glass into the clear glass to produce the many different shapes, colors, and sizes of work you see here on his virtual showroom/ gallery. Alex does not use a mold and every piece is made as an individual sometimes with a common theme. As a result no two pieces are exactly the same.
Is Alex's glass available in actual galleries ?
Yes it is. Currently Alex has work in all of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen galleries:
1) Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery - PO Box 164/ 32 Main Street Center Sandwich, NH 03227
2) Concord Fine Craft Gallery - 36 North Main StreetConcord, NH 03301
3) Hooksett Fine Craft Gallery - 93 Northbound Rest Area 30 West River Road Hooksett, NH 03106
603-224-3375 x 113 http://hooksett.nhcrafts.org/
4) Littleton Fine Craft Gallery - 81 Main Street Littleton, NH 03561
5) Meredith Fine Craft Gallery - 279 Daniel Webster Hwy Meredith, NH 03253
6) Nashua Fine Craft Gallery - 98 Main Street Nashua, NH 03060
7) North Conway Fine Craft Gallery - 2526 White MountainHighway, Route 16/302
North Conway, NH 03860
Alex's work is also featured at these additional fine Craft Galleries:
1) Cambridge Artists' Cooperative - 59A Church Street, Cambridge, MA. (Harvard Square)
2) Brookfield Craft Center - 286 Whisconier Road Brookfield, CT 06804
3) Exeter Fine Craft - 61 Water St, Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 778-8282 http://www.exeterfinecrafts.com/
4) Long River Gallery - 49 S Main St, White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-4567 https://www.longrivergallery.com/
5) Wesleyan Potters - 350 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
6) Tate's Gallery - 1 Maple St, New Boston, NH 03070
603) 487-3510 https://www.tatesgallery.com/
Hummingbird feeder filling instructions
Combine 4 parts water to one part sugar, 2 cups of water to 1/2 cup of sugar. Since each feeder is unique, the capacity for each feeder may vary. Generally each feeder holds 2+ cups of hummingbird food. The preferred method is to combine water and sugar, bring to a quick boil, and let cool to room temperature before filling the feeder.
Note: Use white cane sugar! Organic or unfiltered sugar has organic particulates that will decay and spoil the Hummingbird food.
When pouring, fill all the way to the top of the feeder so that when you press the rubber stopper of the feeder tube into the feeder, there is no air in the feeder or the glass part of the feeder tube. With your thumbs firmly but gently press the stopper to eject any air bubbles. This creates a vacuum and will help prevent the feeder from dripping. Once this is done your new hummingbird feeder is ready to hang outside. Hang in shade to partial shady spots.
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