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Adams Glass to open for Valentine’s Day visitors

Any cause for celebration is time for Charles Adams and family to break out the “good china” and invite family, friends, neighbors and strangers to come eat, drink and be merry.

And, so it is around Valentine’s Day.

“We enjoy having people stop by the shop just to sit and visit,” said Adams, glass artist at Adams Glass Studio on Highway 231 south of Troy. “For quite a few years around Valentine’s Day, we’ve put on a pot of coffee, baked a batch of teacakes and hoped people would stop by on a Sunday afternoon. Going visiting is what folks used to do on Sunday afternoons, after church, dinner and a nap.”

So, the Adams’ family is extending an open invitation to the community to stop by Adams Glass Studio and Nut Shop between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday for coffee, teacakes and chatter.

During that time, visitors will have an opportunity to visit Adams’ studio and see the latest Valentine’s Day glass creations that include roses on stems, a variety of Valentine’s Day sun catchers and small hearts for necklaces.

Adams also has glass items, including kiln-fired pieces, for almost all interests.

“We are doing a variety of kiln-fired pieces,” Adams said. “They are unusual and very versatile.”

Along with Adams’ glass pieces, the creations of three noted potters are for show and for sale. Walter Black of Troy, Dawn Prietz of Andalusia and Scott and Jeanie Swindall of Troy are the featured artists.

“Walter and Dawn’s pottery is featured at major arts festivals in this area and beyond,” Adams said. “Scott and Jeanie have a great selection of functional pottery and some just for the beauty of it.”

The Adams family invites everyone to stop by for coffee and teacakes on Sunday afternoon and to come planning to stay awhile.

“We look forward to having folks stop by” Adams said. “And, I’m just old fashioned enough to enjoying sitting and talking. It looks like folks don’t have any trouble sitting these days; it’s the talking they don’t do too much of anymore.”