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Aron Leaman

Glass Gourds

Everlasting Gourds

Pumpkins and gourds are the quintessential symbols of fall, and artist Aron Leaman has perfectly captured their whimsical, organic forms. His hand-blown glass sculptures, complete with curly stems, make festive autumnal centerpieces and paperweights -- without any mess. Squirrels won’t eat them, and they’ll never rot.

Working out of his studio on Cape Ann in northeastern Massachusetts, Aron creates each pumpkin and gourd from
molten glass that he skillfully manipulates and sculpts using blow pipes and carved molds. The colors are rich and vibrant, and the way the light plays on the smooth, grooved surfaces is incredible. Each unique piece, signed by the artist, has a vibe all its own.

Fall foliage is fleeting, but these sculptural beauties are ready for a long life beyond Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Ann
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  • Aron
    Aron

    Hello Everyone, I hope all is well and fine in the your world. I have been making my fall harvest one pumpkin at a time getting ready to show and share today. The fall is a wonderful time and perfect weather to blow glass. The heat has left and I go from drinking two gallons of water to now only one. The pumpkins are a true pleasure to make in my favorite season. I am ready for questions and I hope you decide to brighten up your home with color, smiles, and glass. If my answers are brief it is because I will be answering them via text and I am not very fast. I hope you enjoy the pumpkins as much as I do making them.

  •  Amii
    Amii
    10/12/12 2:24 PM

    Absoulutely Beautiful, love them...the idea...and have always truly loved all blown glass. Wish I could do it but it's a God given talent & art I wasn't blessed with. I really Love your work just thought u should be recognized for it even though I'm unable to purchase any @ this time but if I could afford it I'd definately buy some.

    Thanks for Your Time

  • Aron
    Aron – Special Guest
    10/16/12 5:28 PM

    @ Amii Thanks for the compliment. I think you should try blowing glass, your talent will come with time and dedication. I hope you will consider these pumpkins if you need a gift sometime,

    Aron

  •  Barbara
    Barbara
    10/12/12 6:19 PM

    It would be helpful to have sizes of each piece.

  • Aron
    Aron – Special Guest
    10/12/12 6:57 PM

    @ Barbara: Large pumpkins - approx. 3.5 inches tall

    Large gourds - 5 inches tall

    Small pumpkin paperweights - 2.5 inches tall

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/12/12 7:01 PM

    @ Barbara: The dimensions and other info like the beautiful gourds are created in Massachusetts are in the DETAILS tab (under video & photos) on the featured Grommet page.

  •  Ellen
    Ellen
    10/12/12 6:43 PM

    I really love your pumpkins. I think they would look great in my window with the light shining through them.

  • Aron
    Aron – Special Guest
    10/16/12 5:29 PM

    @ Ellen Thanks let the light shine on through.

  •  Mary Ann
    Mary Ann
    10/12/12 7:59 PM

    I went to my Daily Gromit email today and saw the pumpkins and thought of you immediately and then saw your name! I knew it was YOUR work... I purchased a couple of pumpkins from you at a craft show in Lexington a few weeks ago. I absolutely love them, I purchased one as a gift and had to have one for myself, a real treat! It was so nice meeting you in person, you are an excellent craftsmen and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

  • Aron
    Aron – Special Guest
    10/16/12 5:31 PM

    @ Mary Ann I hope your friend enjoyed her gift. Spread the word and will see you around. Aron

  • Sally
    Sally
    10/12/12 10:34 PM

    I would like to purchase the small pumpkin paperweight alone. Will this ever be possible?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/16/12 1:52 PM

    @Sally: The small pumpkins only come in the orange and purple sets. We are the only online retailer of this collection and in order to make them available in multiple colors, we needed to focus and simplify our offering. We hope you'll consider getting a set, gifting the larger pieces and keeping the little one for yourself. Although it is a bit bigger, the medium blue pumpkin makes a terrific year round paperweight too.

  • Linda
    Linda
    10/13/12 4:04 PM

    Wonderful glass works! Hope mine arrive in time for Thanksgiving! Thank you Aron.

  • Aron
    Aron – Special Guest
    10/16/12 5:32 PM

    @Linda Flores It definitely will. I have sent out all of the orders from the 12th and 13th. Aron

  •  denise
    denise
    10/13/12 7:42 PM

    I'm getting older and I trying to downsize as it is now.

    I love these blown gourds. I just came back from Seattle and love glass blowing.

    They are beautiful....keep up the great work.

    really really nice

  • Aron
    Aron – Special Guest
    10/16/12 5:33 PM

    @ denise Keep them in mind for a gift! I always say out with old in with the new. Have a great day.

  • JANET
    JANET
    10/16/12 12:31 PM

    beautiful work !!

    RED pumpkin

    RED pumpkin

    PLEASE !!

  • Aron
    Aron – Special Guest
    10/16/12 5:34 PM

    @JANET We will see it can be done, but for now this is it. Keep checking back.

    Aron

  •  suzanne madrid
    suzanne madrid
    10/17/12 4:13 AM

    I love the "whimsy" in your design......you make a dreary day happy!

    I appreciate your art & approach to your design, thank you!.

    Fondly,

    Suzanne Madrid

  • Deana
    Deana
    11/3/12 12:27 PM

    Aron,

    I love these pumpkins! I have the orange set and plan on purchasing the green one soon. They are wonderful and sometimes I just sit and stare at their beauty. I did not realize you had them in purple until today. You bring much joy and beauty into this world with your talent so please keep up the good work. I will be checking this site for more of your designs on a regular basis. Sometimes happiness can be bought!

    Thanks,

    Deana Fitzpatrick

  •  Emily Alpert
    Emily Alpert
    11/6/12 2:19 PM

    I would like to order the set of three orange pumpkins, but it sold out. Can you make some more?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    11/6/12 9:45 PM

    @ Emily Alpert: Will be sure to let you know when available.

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