On Tuesday, Third Degree Glass Factory hosted the Project Design! runway show as part of Saint Louis Fashion Week. SSONN took home the top honors from event, while Jezebel picked up the people's choice award. Other designers included Cavortress, Blue Bird Denim, Roberto Mendes, Kristin Archibald. Photos by Lee Harris.
Local glass artist Mike Hayes of Third Degree Glass Factory is a bona fide glass blowing wizard. This virtuoso, equipped with his blowtorch and purple safety goggles, cranks out works of art without even breaking a sweat. With only the company of his sleepy dog, Kink, Hayes produces all types of lovely glass items – including bowls and vases – which can be purchased in the Glass Factory’s gallery. Photos by Madelaine Azar for Riverfront Times.
With fire, pumpkins and bewitching glass manipulation, Third Degree Glass Factory's "Third Friday" event for October was a spooktacular way to enjoy the Halloween season. On October 17, 2014, artisans treated attendees to glass-blowing demonstrations, live music, a performance by the St. Louis Fire Technicians and much more. In addition, Third Degree and Astral Glass Studio battled it out in a "pumpkin death match," with the audience choosing which team created the better glass pumpkin. The event was part of American Craft Week, a national event to raise awareness of American fine craft.
Nothing announces the holiday season like a party with lots of booze; good thing we're experts! The Riverfront Times' Holiday Spirits event at Third Degree Glass Factory on December 4, 2014, featured spirits tastings from more than fifteen distilleries, samples from a number of area restaurants, entertainment by Miss Jubilee and glass-blowing demonstrations by Third Degree Glass.