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glass christmas pickle ornament

by Bandhu Scott Dunham
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Pickled Pink

If you haven't heard of the Old World tradition of the Christmas pickle, it's high time you did. Tuck the pickle in a hard to find spot on the tree and the first child to find it receives an extra gift and a year of good luck. Whether you like gherkins, sours, or dills, you're sure to enjoy some happy hunting Christmas morning. Each pickle is lamp-worked by glass artisans in the mountains of Arizona, designed by artist Bandhu Scott Dunham. Handmade in Prescott, Arizona.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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5.25" L x 1.5" W
  • the maker

Bandhu Scott Dunham

Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1959, Bandhu began to teach himself lampwork technique in 1975, while still in high school. As an undergraduate at Princeton, he received informal training from the University's glassblower before completing his apprenticeship under American and European masters at Urban Glass, the Pilchuck Glass School and the Penland School of Crafts. He regularly teaches workshops at craft schools and private studios around the United States and international.

Bandhu is currently an independent glass artist and the owner of Salusa Glassworks, Inc. He is the author of Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame and Formed of Fire: Selections in Contemporary Lampworked Glass.

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