In 1972, Linda Wolfard received a handblown glass oil lamp as a gift from her husband Jon, a glassblower at a local research company. The original oil lamp became a centerpiece on their coffee table where friends constantly remarked about Jon's unique design and requested lamps for themselves.
With much encouragement, Jon converted their garage into a glassblowing studio and began a small-scale company. Linda carted the lamps along with their new daughter to art shows in parks, malls, and later to gift stores.
Linda, desiring more time to enjoy her grandchildren, passed the company to 25 year employee Richard Trevethick and partner Tom Relyea in 2004. Richard and Tom moved the company to Sebastopol, California where they continue to conceive and create new designs. Wolfard Glassblowing enjoys a reputation of quality designs with quality service.
The trademarked oil lamps and candles are all handblown from borosilicate glass, adding durability to the classic designs. Skilled glassblowers craft each object using Wolfard's exclusive "in-flame" technique at higher-than-usual temperatures. This presents an additional challenge for the glassblower who must have exceptional skills at his craft. No two lamps are exactly alike, due to variations in this art form.
You can find these handsome works of functional art in gift stores, art galleries, and catalogs. For a location near you, email us at email@example.com or call 707-823-9994.