'I'm going to use that as my platform to benefit and do whatever good I can'
LANE COUNTY, Ore. - Fall is in full swing and while you might have already picked up a pumpkin, have you considered swinging by the Glass Pumpkin Patch?
One local owner has turned a seasonal art sale into so much more.
The final product was not just one glass pumpkin; he final count was 600.
"I'm in awe of anyone who can create such beautiful masterpieces." said Olivia Johnson, a customer. "Each one is different, each one tells it's own story and that's important I think in art that it tells a story."
For this unique pumpkin patch, the story goes deeper than the colorful glass designs. Their craftsman says it's also about giving back to those suffering from multiple sclerosis.
"I already got the ball rolling, I can blow glass," said Addison Stern. "Now I have MS, and I'm going to use that as my platform to benefit and do whatever good I can for folks that are in worse shape than myself."
After being diagnosed with MS three years ago, Stern thought he would fuse his love of glass art with a personal cause to help those in need.
Each piece is handmade and can be risky, so you want to make sure that you don't play with fire, like these guys..
"Seeing people actually truly treasure the item and really have a purpose in mind for what they going to do," said Stern. "Who they're going to give it to or really what's going to happen with this pumpkin and to see that it's going to make some sort of impact in their life is pretty cool thing for a little pumpkin."
Stern and his fellow glass blowers churn out six hundred pumpkins for the special sale, ranging from different shapes, color and size.
"You know maybe it fits perfectly with the colors or the styling of some particular room of their house or a piece of furniture, or whatever it is," said Stern. "It's funny to see the light in people's head go on when it's like 'that needs to fit in my space.'"
A unique addition that only takes fifteen minutes but with whole lot of skill and love for the craft.
For more information about Stern and his glass blowing, you can visit his Facebook page.