Friday, July 14, 2017

A Gift from Gabe


I reached out to my friend Jennifer who works at the Museum of Glass here in Tacoma and asked her if she knew of any glass artists who are kitty lovers who might be interested in donating a piece to our auction.  She thought of Gabe Feenan, who recently adopted Gary from our Humane Society, and he very generously agreed to participate.

This handsome fellow is Gary.

Gabe works in the hot shop at the Museum of Glass as a gaffer, and if you've visited the museum and watched the glass blowing demonstrations, you've most likely witnessed this master in action. He's a very gifted artist and is well-respected in not just Tacoma, but the whole glass world.  His work is exquisite.

Jennifer delivered the piece to me the other day, and when I opened the box, I was shocked to find this beauty inside. I never expected such a tremendous gift to our auction -- it's gorgeous.

I just listed the piece on eBay. Please visit the auction page to learn more about Gabe's Zanfirico Vase with Handles, the technique, see a few more photos, read Gabe's bio, and hopefully, place a bid!

You'll find more of  Gabe's work and some cute videos of Gary on his Instagram Feed. Please check it out and give him a follow.

Thank you, Jennifer, for connecting us with Gabe. And Gabe, thank you for gifting us with this beauty. I'm going to enjoy it while it's here awaiting the auction's end. Lucky is the person who gets to keep this beauty forever.  Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us to help the homeless cats and kittens out.







Here's Gabe in action. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Glass.

Things have picked up a little bit, and we're making some real progress towards meeting today's match. We still have $1720 to complete the $3500 match, and if we continue at our current pace, we should be able to get there by 6:00 PM (PST). Thank you to everyone who's given today to help support our shelter's Spay and Neuter program!  

To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our fundraising page! Thank you!

STILL more to come this afternoon -- I've got another kitten name to share. Up next!!


  1. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful piece of art! Gabe is indeed very talented and extremely generous! Someone will be lucky to own this piece.

  2. Wow! Thank you so much Gabe for your very generous gift to help the kitties!

  3. This is such a kind and generous gift from Gabe. It's beautiful!

  4. Gabe is an awesome artist and cat lover! thank you!

  5. Wow, that is gorgeous! Huge thank you to Gabe for this wonderful donation.

  6. Thank you Gabe for donating that beautiful vase. I am taken by blown glass. Keep up the art!



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