Then, in 2004, the Sherwin's decided to move back home and settled in Bellows Falls, with Chris opening his studio a year later.
As mentioned, Chris specializes in torch work design and application, using specifically designed, hand-pulled canes of glass and a hand-held oxy-propane torch to melt and shape his creations.
Currently, the studio is about 70 percent studio and 30 percent gallery, while always moving forward towards a more definitive showroom space.
"I am also starting to show other area artists' work in my studio," Chris added.
"Two local artists currently displaying their art in the studio include the original paintings and cards by Scott J. Morgan, as well as Jean-Claude Manner, a jack-of-all-trades artist specializing in wood, stone and metal sculpture."
Just a few of Sherwin's artist affiliations include the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, the Vermont State Craft Center at Frog Hollow, the Vermont Crafts Council, the Glass Art Society and Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance.
Sherwin's work is also featured in many galleries throughout New England and beyond.
The Sherwin Art Glass Studio currently displays around 100 unique glass pieces for sale, with many seasonal specials and new pieces often available.
To learn more about Sherwin Art Glass or to purchase one of these custom-created glass art works, call 376-5744, visit the studio at 33 Bridge St. or visit their studio on line at www.sherwinartglass.com.