I made a visit to my favorite Columbus treasure, the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens last week. One reason for my visit was to view the exhibition “Hungry Planet” a photo exhibition on global diets….more on that later. The other reason was to get a chance to wander through an outdoor fantasy garden of blown glass pumpkins, gourds, fruits and vegetables created by Michael Cohn and Molly Stone of Cohn-Stone Studios. These pieces were so finely crafted and detailed, I was definitely in awe….I may have to save my pennies (and a lot of them) and purchase a small item from their collection…they are pricey, but stunning!
Michael Cohn and Molly Stone have been making glass art pieces at their studio in Richmond, California, since 1980. Many of their pieces are inspired by nature and the horticultural world. Molly is an avid gardener as well as a glass designer/ blower and has created an art garden showroom as a part of the glass blowing studio. Their work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and South America; it is included in numerous museum, corporate, private art and botanical garden collections and has been featured in a variety of garden venues. http://www.cohnstone.com/