Organizers preparing for annual crop of glass pumpkins at RIT on Oct. 5

Fundraiser features cornucopia of unique hand-blown glass pumpkins and other favorites




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One-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass pumpkins, gourds, vases and paperweights will be for sale during the ninth-annual School for American Crafts’ Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser on Oct. 5.

An annual fall tradition returns to Rochester Institute of Technology next month when this year’s crop of one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins and other favorites is ready to be picked.

The School for American Crafts in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences will sell its unique, hand-blown glass pumpkins, gourds, vases and paperweights during the ninth-annual Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, in RIT’s Red Barn, located on the west side of campus off Minett Drive.

Students and faculty from the School for American Crafts, including renowned faculty Michael Rogers and David Schnuckel, have created the colorful hand-blown glass pieces. This year’s items range in price from $15 to $300. Cash, checks and credit card payments will be accepted.

This popular fundraiser is sponsored by the Women’s Council of RIT in partnership with the glass program at the School for American Crafts. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the School for American Crafts’ Visiting Artists Series as well as the Women’s Council Scholarships.

For information, contact Bette Rogers at 585-733-5873 or Angie Carter at 585-475-6114.

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One-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass pumpkins, gourds, vases and paperweights will be for sale during the ninth-annual School for American Crafts’ Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser on Oct. 5.