Friday, Dec 13, 2013
Hundreds Attend Glass Pumpkin Sale
CARBONDALE -- A fundraiser in Jackson County displayed the festive work of SIU art students. About 700 hand-crafted glass pumpkins were on sale Saturday at the Town Square Pavilion.
It's part of the annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch for SIU's Southern Glass Works. The money raised from the sale goes toward bringing visiting glass artists to the university and funds trips to glass shows and events.
"There's so many different types of glass out there. This is just one very small product that can be made. The more you learn about glass, the more you realize there's no limitations to what can be done with the medium," says program President Erin Taylor.
This is the eighth year for the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. It's also the program's biggest fundraiser of the year.
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