For the past 8 months, I have been working as a gallery assistant/manager at Canlis Glass Gallery + Studio. It really doesn’t seem possible that I have been in Seattle for even 8 months never mind 9 and change. The sayings seems to be true. “Time flies when you’re having fun.”
And boy do we have fun at the gallery! From impromptu imitations of “Train” singing to fighting off wandering hands from touching fragile glass to full on laugh til you cry sessions. The antics of J.P. and Leigh Canlis, artist and president, have me in a perpetual gleefully happy mood.
Thank you to J.P. and Leigh for making my time at Canlis Glass enjoyable, worthwhile and fun! I appreciate being trusted by you in many areas of Canlis Glass and your lives.
J.P. and Leigh recently took the Canlis Glass staff to Buca di Beppo’s for a little out of the gallery “bonding” time. This is where I was able to here their engagement story (J.P. hand blew a glass Hawaiian fish, placed the ring inside and had Leigh literally fish for it in the ocean off of a small island…of course their were some mishaps that made it suspenseful and funny!), find out that Foster (glass assistant) and I have birthdays one day apart, and about Leigh and J.P.’s scrape with a certain restaurant due to a food fight in their earlier days… Needless to say, I know where I am hiding in the gallery if desperate circumstances arrive, Graphite Bamboo Installation.