In a normal year Alex would offer these pieces at his annual Open house event on "Columbus Day" weekend. It's a great opportunity for visitors to watch Alex working with hot glass and to purchase glass, often 50-60% off the normal retail price... This year he was conflicted about whether to proceed with the event with the Covid 19 Pandemic going on. After much consideration, Alex decided not to have the event, "This was the first time in over two decades that I didn't open my studio to the public and have visitors come , and it didn't sit well with me". As a result, for the first time ever these pieces are being made available for sale online.
These are the same as the Alex's other glass but with very minor irregularities. A piece may be considered an irregular if it has a ripple in the glass, or an uneven lip, or an unintended air bubble, or it may have a speck of foreign material so small you might not even notice. These irregularities are tiny and purely cosmetic and not structural. Collectors have confided that these "little irregularities" add to the character of the piece and give it "personality". Collectors also appreciate that these irregulars are 1/2 of the regular price of the ones that sell in galleries. Supplies are limited.