Besett Vermont Glass Studio Fire

Our good friends and fellow craftspeople, Harry and Wendy Besett, owners of the Vermont Glass Worshop (est. 1984) sustained a significant setback in their work when a fire on December 29th, 2017 destroyed a large part of their studio.
Wendy and Harry and their animals are unharmed, and most of the glass blowing equipment is salvageable but, the part of the building which housed their entire inventory along with their showroom, displays, bookkeeping, marketing, office supplies, records, and electronic equipment, was destroyed.
At a time of the year when artisans are adding inventory to their remaining stock for the coming 2018 season, Harry and Wendy are starting over.
Their beautiful art glass is burnt, broken and frozen below the Arctic air mass, under ashes, soot, and remnants of the structure. Snow is mounting as they try to move forward by digging down and planning space for the creation and display of their work.
This Go Fund Me campaign is set up to make it easy to contribute to their recovery, to their art, and to help them with this difficult transition. Your contribution will help purchase labor and materials for their rebuild.
Everybody who knows Harry and Wendy know that they are charitable and giving, always ready to lend a hand, give a gift, and help others through their troubles. Harry and Wendy are independent, hard-working, self-sustaining folks who will pay it forward to their community of neighbors, friends, and clients. Now it can be our turn to help them through their challenging event.  Your gift today of any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
-Rose and Ron Cravens

Donations

  • Andrew McQueeney 
    • $50 
    • 13 mos
  • tom and anne hoopes 
    • $500 
    • 16 mos
  • Ric Nudell 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • Matthew Yanchuk 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • Linda Ramsdell 
    • $50 
    • 17 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rosie Cravens 
Organizer
Salisbury, NH
Wendy M. Besett 
Beneficiary
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