What is the Glass Castle?
It all started in what you might call a one room schoolhouse that
my husband Bob built. It soon became apparent that expansion
was needed. In our earlier years, we had taken art lessons in the
glass addition of the Wadsworth Atheneum. It was a space
provided for art teachers, such as Master Sculptor Wolfgang
Behl, of the University of Hartford. We have fond memories of
our time at the Wadsworth. When it was time to make a place for
our students, we both wanted to give them the same feeling of
happiness that we experienced. On the day the new studio
opened, a student named Emily sat transfixed in complete awe.
Our other students all sat in quiet amazement. Emily’s voice
broke the silence, singing out in unrestrained glee, "It’s a Glass
Castle!" And it has remained the Glass Castle ever since.