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Adams Glass open house starts tonight

Open House at The Christmas Shoppe at Adams Glass Studio has become a Pike County tradition.

However, Charles Adams, shop owner and glass artist, has broken with tradition.

“For about 30 years, we hosted open house beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving and going through the weekend,” Adams said. “But with a growing family, it has become important to Mary and me to have time to spend with our family at Thanksgiving. So, we’ve moved Open House at The Christmas Shoppe to the second weekend in November. It worked well last year and we expect to have a big crowd this weekend.”

The Adams family invites everyone to join them for wine and cheese tonight from 6 until 9 p.m. at opening night at The Christmas Shoppe.

Open House continues from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 and from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16.

Adams will unveil four collectible glass angels. He is keeping the designs a close secret until opening night but he did say that one is a child with a candle.

“Two are different from what I usually do and one is a large, very pretty angel with a lot of color,” he said. “We’ll also have nativity scenes and a variety of Christmas ornaments and other Christmas collectibles. And, we’ll have stained glass lamps, clocks, sun catchers, kaleidoscopes and other glass items that make unique gifts.”

Adams stained glass panels and doors will also be on display.

Adams is just one of a long list of artists who will have their work for show and for sale.

Back by popular demand will be Matt Brabham, Jay, Florida, pottery; Carol McCrady, Enterprise, papyrus angels; Nita Crawford, Montgomery, kiln fired glass; Frances Davenport, Troy, crochet angels; Camari Designs, Troy, handbags, sweatshirts, custom orders; and Rex Thrash, Brundidge, birdhouses and walking sticks.”

New to The Christmas Shoppe Open House this year is Walter Black of Troy.

“Walter’s specialty is pottery and he is an outstanding young potter,” Adams said. “His work is professional and very unique. I guess that ‘neat’ would be a good way to describe it. I think he will be a big hit at the show.”

Adams said the show will also feature several pieces of the late Ed Walter’s glass art.

“We still have few of Ed’s pieces and we’re excited to also offer nine pieces of his work from the family’s private stock,” Adams said. “These pieces have never been shown and we are fortunate to have them as a featured part of our 2008 Open House.”

The Adams family invites everyone to join them for a time of holiday fun at the 2008 Open House at The Christmas Shoppe on U.S. Highway 231 south of Troy.