It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!



A new Tradition from BC Ferries marks it's third offering

(Picture:  2010 display rack from the gift shop on board. Photo: SeaSide Studios, Parksville, BC)

Local Oceanside artist Ted Jolda’s now infamous luminescent pears have won over the hearts of thousands, from celebrities like Oprah to the littlest child amongst us.

In Mid-October, the BC Ferries Passages gift shops are releasing a custom version of one of Jolda’s most popular selling Christmas ornaments – the Fig. The BC Ferries version is smaller than the original, Violet bottom with green top color This size is a limited run, custom crafted by Jolda, and is only available while quantities last as a special Christmas promotion.

Jolda also adds, “I was thrilled that BC Ferries is showcasing local BC artists in their gift shop. They carry my glass work on a regular basis, but this was something special.”

Jolda will still have his regular sized pears available this season, but they won’t just be gold. “I like an array of colors from red to silver to gold. Every piece is different. That’s the fun of glass.”

Jolda does not sell out of his own gallery like many artisans. He likes to keep his working space private and focuses instead on special local appearances at events such as the Village Christmas Arts Faire at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Hall from November 25th – 27th and the Circle Craft Christmas show in Vancouver on November 9 – 13th.

Other than that, you will find his glass pieces at various galleries and shops through-out Vancouver Island as well as on BC Ferries Passages Gift Shops.