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Video: Things we couldn’t capture in this Lotton Art Glass video


CRETE, Ill. (April 26, 2024) – The Lansing Journal spent a few hours at the Lotton Art Glass Gallery and Studios this week. Our goal was to shoot footage and produce a video that will provide new information to our viewers, particularly those who are unfamiliar with the Lotton family of artists.

Video is a great medium for a visual art form like glass blowing. Even so, there are some things we weren’t able to capture and convey:

  • The wave of dry heat when you stand near a 1,000-degree furnace
  • The weighty glow of potential in a glob of molten glass
  • The emerging vision of an experienced glass artist
  • The sweat of creative effort that keeps trying to redeem or redirect failures

To get a true sense of how David and Daniel Lotton are building on the artistic foundation their father Charles laid, and how they’ve invited others to join them, visit Lotton Art Glass during their Open House on May 3 and 4. The video below features Gallery Coordinator Kelly Lachata and Glass Artists David Lotton and Scott Bayless. It might help prepare you, but it shouldn’t be a substitute for actually experiencing Lotton Art Glass in person:

Lotton Art Glass Gallery and Studios is located at 24760 S. Country Lane in Crete, Illinois.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


  1. Fascinating and scary and the end results are stunning! I have to visit their shop. Thanks for the tour of their workmanship.

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