My vision of cork sculpture began and ended with one of those huge full wreaths you see at some wineries. Since I get glue everywhere except what should be glued, making my own wreath was really not an option. To buy the type of wreath I wanted would cost over $100.
Kelly White, wife of the vigneron, Jeff and manger of the Glen Manor tasting room is a wizard with a glue gun. Last year she made a cork wreath I still covet. Yesterday when we visited for a St. Ruth vertical wine tasting, she had me in awe of her glue gun and creative talents. She took last year’s wreath and added a kissing ball and several boxes all made of cork.
But that was just the start, inside she had simple window wreaths, several cork Christmas trees, and more cork packages.
When I complimented Kelly on her corking good talent, Jeff told me we ought to visit Grey Ghost in Amissville, VA so we went there next.
Grey Ghost had an entire room filled with cork sculptures.
Cork sculptures ranged from a 6-foot tall toy soldier to a bi-plane with spinning propellers, Santa’s chair, Santa’s mailbox, a castle, a life-size Gingerbread man, and a rocking horse.