Sculptural Pieces, Trophy Bowls & More! Graduation Gift Ideas from Annieglass

So they’re graduating. It’s a tremendous achievement! How do you commemorate such a special and exciting time? Handcrafted Annieglass is one-of-a-kind, lasts a lifetime and will forever remind your grad of this joyous occasion. And you can add a personal engraving to any piece, making it all the more special.

We’ve browsed the studio for top-picks that we would love to receive if we were graduating…we hope this graduation gift guide is as inspiring as your loved one’s future!

Remember how exciting it was to be awarded for sports and spelling bees growing up? Those colored trophies with the plastic soccer player were prized possessions. It turns out, getting trophies never gets old! Award your grad a grown-up trophy they can treasure for a lifetime. The Annieglass Trophy Bowl or Cone Vase will express just how proud you are, and will look beautiful on display next to their diploma, or used as an everyday reminder of how far they’ve come.

Graduation means an end to endless studying and more time for fun with friends and family! Give a graduation gift that celebrates future happiness…Annieglass serving pieces are perfect for all of the entertaining, dinners and impromptu gatherings in the years to come.

Now that they’re graduating, they will probably get a new job, and want to decorate their desk or office…these Annieglass sculptural pieces will not only wow your grad, they will also impress colleagues, inspire conversations and be a constant reminder of how proud you are of their success.

 

All Annieglass is available for hand-engraving so you can give the best personalized graduation gift! Here are the details, along with some engraving ideas.

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Annieglass Featured in Sparks: California Glass Exhibit

The Annieglass Clam Shell has been chosen for inclusion in the Sparks: California Glass exhibit, on display at San Jose City College May 13th through June 7th.

This exhibit, fully titled “Sparks: California Glass Networks 1960s to Present the Glass Movement Catches Fire,” will be held at SJCC’s Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Gallery and coincides with the Glass Art Society Annual Conference, held in San Jose this year the weekend of June 5 -7.

Sparks highlights the important contributions of California higher education art programs, California Glass Organizations and artists to the art glass movement. Annie’s involvement with the California College of the Arts, her recognition as an artist in museums worldwide, and her success at bringing the craft of artisan glassmaking into the luxury marketplace earned her Annieglass glassware a featured exhibit space at Sparks. They chose the Annieglass Clam Shell, a limited edition sculptural piece in ultramarine glass, handcrafted with Annie’s trademark “slumping” process.

See Annieglass on exhibit at Sparks, March 13-June 7 at SJCC.

Annieglass on exhibit at Sparks, March 13-June 7 at SJCC!

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Engraved Annieglass, the Best Personalized Graduation Gift

Looking for the perfect personalized graduation gift to commemorate your grad’s tremendous achievement? Annieglass offers hand-engraving on all of our glassware, so you can customize your 2015 graduation gift with a special message, just for them. We’ve also got some inspiring graduation quotes to get your engraving ideas flowing.

Annieglass helps you give the most special personalized graduation gift to commemorate the 2015 year!

Annieglass helps you give the most special personalized graduation gift to commemorate the 2015 year!

“Congratulations,” your grad’s name, and the year and school from which they are graduating are always special additions. In case you’re looking for an inspiring message to encourage your grad, we’ve compiled some graduation engraving ideas.

Whatever you are, be a good one.  -Abe Lincoln

The time is always right to do what is right.  -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams

Be the change you want to see in the world.  –Gandhi

Creativity takes Courage

Dare to be remarkable.  -Jane Gentry

Eat good food.  Be kind.  Tell the truth.

Life is a challenge, meet it.  -Sai Baba

May every sunrise hold more promise, and every sunset hold more peace

Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

We turn not older with years, but new every day.  -Emily Dickinson

You miss 100% of the shots you never take.  -Wayne Gretzky

You know what your grad loves...browse the Annieglass collections to find the perfect graduation gift.

You know what your grad loves…browse the Annieglass collections to find the perfect graduation gift.

Visit Annieglass online to browse our collections and find the right gift, add the engraving option and your message at checkout, and we’ll engrave up to 60 characters to any Annieglass piece. Your message will be hand-engraved by one of our skilled artisans, so it looks like a personal handwritten note!

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Annieglass Supports Garden Variety Cheese’s Adopt-a-Ewe

I really admire Rebecca King- she has had an interesting career life. I met her when she started as chef at one of my favorite Santa Cruz restaurants: Gabriella Cafe. Now she has her own farm and cheese making enterprise, Garden Variety Cheese Brand, in Watsonville–or rather the part known as Royal Oaks.

Garden Variety Cheese Brand

Rebecca first brought her cheeses for tasting to an Annieglass food event one summer. What a treat! Now she has a novel idea to “Adopt a Ewe.” See the link here. There will also be a farm dinner on May 23! How wonderful- enjoy! You heard it here from Annieglass.

Here is a funny story…When I made new designs I would send them over to Gabriela Cafe and the owner Paul Cocking to test out for durability and restaurant use. Little did I know that sometimes for fun the dishwashers would put Annieglass in the oven to watch the sparks. One day I was sitting at my favorite table near the kitchen and heard them! I caught them red- handed or rather hot handed and explained that was real 24k gold or platinum they were ruining!

Annieglass Roman Antique  Wok Bowl, in 24k gold or genuine platinum trim. Dishwasher safe...but beware of oven-use!

Annieglass Roman Antique Wok Bowl, in 24k gold or genuine platinum trim. Dishwasher safe…but beware of oven-use!

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Annieglass Wine Tasting this Weekend: Hallcrest Vineyards

Come to Annieglass in Watsonville every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for our Pour & Tour wine tasting and studio tours, 12:00-4:30pm! This weekend we’re pouring Hallcrest Vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Hallcrest Vineyards owner John Schumacher and Annieglass wine bar patrons at Pour & Tour.

Hallcrest Vineyards owner John Schumacher and Annieglass wine bar patrons at Pour & Tour.

Hallcrest Vineyards was established in 1941 in the Santa Cruz Mountains where the soil and climate are ideal for producing premium California varietal wines. Today, Hallcrest remains a small, family owned operation that takes pride in producing
original wines with a taste of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Hallcrest Vineyards, from Felton, CA in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Hallcrest Vineyards, from Felton, CA in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Wine Tasting: 12:00-4:30pm
Free Studio Tours: 2:00pm
Annieglass Retail Store: 11:00am-5:00pm

We’ll be pouring these Hallcrest Vineyards wines:

2009 Sauvignon Blanc, San Benito County

2012 Pinot Noir, Barrel Select, Santa Cruz Mountains Vineyard

2008 Syrah, Barrel Select Syrah, Santa Cruz Mountains

2012 Clos de Jeannine, GMS Blend, Organically Grown

Click here to see tasting notes on these delicious wines!

Find more details on Annieglass Pour & Tour at the studio.

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