Glassblowing Co., Inc.
In 1972, Linda Wolfard received a handblown glass oil lamp as a gift from her husband
Jon, a glassblower at a local research company. The original oil lamp became a
centerpiece on their coffee table where friends constantly remarked about Jon's
unique design and requested lamps for themselves.
With much encouragement, Jon converted their garage into a glassblowing
studio and began a small-scale company. Linda carted the lamps along with
their new daughter to art shows in parks, malls, and later to gift stores.
Linda, desiring more time to enjoy her grandchildren, passed the company to
25 year employee Richard Trevethick and partner Tom Relyea in 2004.
Richard and Tom moved the company to Sebastopol, California where they continue
to conceive and create new designs. Wolfard Glassblowing enjoys a reputation
of quality designs with quality service.
The trademarked oil lamps and candles are all handblown from borosilicate glass,
adding durability to the classic designs. Skilled glassblowers craft each object
using Wolfard's exclusive "in-flame" technique at higher-than-usual temperatures.
This presents an additional challenge for the glassblower who must have exceptional
skills at his craft. No two lamps are exactly alike, due to variations in this art form.