Laura's Glass Garden
Artist: Laura Garden
Colorado Springs, CO
I bought this humming bird feeder after being frustrated with the lack of activity my plastic feeder got even though I lived the foot hills. It was more expensive and I was weary about the glass breaking or the metal rusting. To my surprise, the glass did not break the several times I dropped it, the metal was always clean looking, the feeder did not drip on to my deck and did not fill with wasps or bugs. I accidentally left it out all winter and when I went to fill it the next Spring I was surprised to see how clean it was. It took 2 years before I had the Ah-ha moment and realized that if it was the best humming bird feeder, that I should share the joy by painting them and selling them along with my other bottles.
The Hand painting is done in a seven step process where I actually glue the paint on the glass and seal it with numerous coats of clear enamel. It is designed to withstand the weather and will not fade.