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Midwest Living

Lisa Meyers McClintick from Midwest Living writes a blog about "How to be an Ice (Globe) Queen". Posted on January, 12 2016.

Better Homes and Gardens

Wintercraft in BHG Dec 2014 IssueWintercraft BHG Dec 2014 issue page

Look for Wintercraft Globe Ice Lanterns on display in the feature Holiday Lighting spread "Better Homes and Gardens", December Issue!

 

Ice Lantern Display at Loon Mountain in Lincoln,NH NewHampshire.com

Wintercraft's Jennifer Hedberg is crafting an ice-lantern display at the Ice Castle at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire this week (2/21/14). Thecastle features half an acre of ice, up to 60 feet tall in some places, with slot canyons, tunnels, thrones, archways and a 20-ft-long slide.

 

Alaska Dispatch

Jill Burke and her colleagues at the Alaska Dispatch enjoy the world of ice lanterns every season. This is a wonderful article highlighting some of the history and how-to's of ice lanterns. Jill first interviewed Jennifer a few years back and its been great seeing her share a new passion with Alaskans worldwide. Click here.

 

Star Tribune, Minneapolis

Jennifer Shea Hedberg is highlighted in My Minnesota, a weekly profile featuring some of our state's most interesting people. The Star Tribune used a wonderful photo of Jennifer, taken by local photographer Bruce Challgren in 2011. (Note: Apologies to Bruce for not giving Bruce's name as photographer to the paper. He does marvelous work and we cannot thank him enough!)

 

Duluth News Tribune

An Article in the Duluth News Tribune featuring Jennifer Hedberg with photos of an Ice Home built for a Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser. The Ice Home was constructed in the Fitger's Courtyard in Duluth, MN and on display during January 2012.

 

Twin Cities Daily Planet

An Article in the Northeaster highlighting products and gifts coming out of Northeast Minneapolis.

 

Heidi Heiland Celebrates the Season of Lights on Kare11

Heidi joins Diana Pierce to discuss the magical beauty of Ice lanterns and ice globes and how they are an updated version of the ancient tradition of using candle-lit luminaries as a way to communicate or celebrate. Wintercraft's portion of the video is just after the 2 minute mark.

 

Kare11's Pat Evans and Sarah Pitts from Bachman's highlight gifts from local artisans

A Wonderful overview of some great gifts from local arisans. Wintercraft's section is around the 2 minute mark.

 

Kare11 with Diana Pierce - Winter 2011

Jennifer Hedberg demonstrated the craft of making globe ice lanterns to Diana Pierce on KARE 11 News in preparation for the Green Gifts Fair, held at the Midtown Global Market in November 2011.

 

Midwest Home Magazine Nov/Dec 2011

Check out our amazing spread in Midwest Home Magazine - November/December 2011 issue.

Wintercraft's seminar at Bloomington REI is covered by local videographer

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Globe Ice Lanterns appear in KARE11 clip on Winter Trails Day, sponsored by REI

Winter Trails Day is coming and everyone appears to be getting excited. Check out this KARE11 news clip (play the video on the right hand side of your screen) that has globe ice lanterns as a backdrop describing all the fun that can be found or created in winter!

 

Examiner.com gives a thumbs up!

The Examiner.com, "the insider source for local" kindly posted that we are offering a free class on the creation of globe ice lanterns and ice glass at REIon January 4th. They also suggested to their followers that globe ice lanterns and ice art are reasons to be thankful we live in Minnesota! Thank you so much for those kind words.

 

A New Year's Welcome - Star Tribune Article

We were pleased to see a wonderful article by Kim Yeager in the Dec 29, 2010 Star Tribune about hosting a New Year's Party. We love the first photo - the photographer, Joel Koyama, did an outstanding job. The photo captures how the beauty of a globe ice lantern can enhance your home for a special occasion.

 

More Wise Words from Jill Burke of the Alaska Dispatch

"Whether you are a perfectionist or simply happy to be experimenting, success will be yours. There will be duds, but the good news is even they are striking in appearance. Cracks, oblong shapes, unusual crystals - they all add character and catch the light in different ways."

Jill Burke, Celebrate the return of the light with ice lanterns, Alaska Dispatch, 12.19.2010.

We at WINTERCRAFT agree completely!

 

Garden Guy Dale K. - Fox9 Morning News”

Dale K., the Garden Guy, invited Jennifer to share a bit about making globe ice lanterns on the Nov 16, 2010 morning news. Another fun TV experience!

 

Lake Superior Magazine

Konnie LeMay wrote a wonderful article about ice lantern creation for the December/January issue of the Lake Superior Magazine.

 

Good Morning Northland”

While Wintercraft artists, Jennifer & Tom, were in Duluth to work with the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Jennifer was on “Good Morning Northland” doing a Martha Stewart-like presentation about making globe ice lanterns.

 

Alaska Dispatch News Article

Jill Burke, a news writer from Anchorage, Alaska, spun out a wonderful article,Frozen Glow: Ice Lanterns, on the creation and appreciation of ice lanterns. Great photos, too!

 

 

Events

 

Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt
Excelsior, MN - November 25-27, 2016

 

 

The Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt is a three-day Christmas festival held annually in Excelsior, Minnesota. It is a celebration of the holiday season filled with activities for the whole family.

Wintercraft will have a booth in the open-air market featuring German Christmas traditions, delicious treats, shop for traditional gifts and unique treasures and visit with friends at the beer garden. The Kinderworld is all for the kids - a Sugar Plum Fairy-themed center for puppet shows, music, story telling, and activities. It's an event you don't want to miss!

 

Event Hours
Friday & Saturday: 10am-7pm
Biergarten Open Until 10pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm

Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt
United States
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Past Events

Gerten's Girls Night Out Kick-off Event
Inver Grove Heights, MN - November 2, 2016

 

 Wintercraft at Gertens

 

We're thrilled to once again be invited back to Gerten's Girls Night Out. We'll be answering questions and displaying Globe Ice Lanterns for indoor and outdoor use. Hope to see you there!

 

Event Time: 5:00 - 9pm
Gerten's
5500 Blaine Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 United States
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Holiday Inspiration Night at Bachman's on Lyndale
Minneapolis, MN - November 2, 2016

 

 

Holiday Inspiration Night: Savor the Season
Cost: $10 + small Event Brite fee | Learn More & Buy Tickets


Parties, cocktails, and festive holiday evenings are just around the corner. Let us help you prepare for easy, inspired entertaining to savor the season. Collect simple decorating and design tips that will take you from harvest to holiday season. The evening includes multiple inspiration sessions led by Bachman’s experts so you can garner all sorts of ideas to enrich your own joyful gatherings of family and friends. Tailor your experience by attending one or several of the five 30-minute seminars, repeating throughout the evening at 4:30, 5:15, 6:00, and 6:45 p.m.

 

Event Time: 4:30 - 8pm
Bachman's Lyndale Avenue Store
6010 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Art Attack 2016
Minneapolis, MN - November 4-6, 2016

 

 

Visit Wintercraft in Studio 314 and join us for a fun filled weekend and an opportunity to browse and buy art from the private studios of over 250 painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, jewelers, clothing designers, textile artists, glass blowers, ceramists, custom furniture makers and more at the Northrup King Building. We'll also be offering brief demos at 8pm on Friday 11/4 and 2pm on Sat 11/5 and 11/6.  Special offers throughout the weekend!

 

Event Hours
Friday, November 4: 5pm-10pm
Saturday, November 5: Noon-8pm
Sunday, November 6: Noon-5pm 

Northrup King Building
United States
Suite 314
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Toast to Women at Chankaska Wines
Minneapolis, MN - November 5, 2016

 

 

Toast to Women!
Free Event | For more information email events@chankaskawines.com

 

Join us for a fun filled day of celebrating the women in our lives. Shop and support local business vendors while enjoying your favorite Chankaska Wines. Enjoy the new and improved Style Show and get a sneak peak of upcoming fashion trends. Every hour on the hour our vendors provide a door prize so be sure to enter your name in to the drawing!

 

Event Time: 2:00 - 6pm
Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
1179 East Pearl Street
Kasota, MN 56050 United States
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Workshop at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Madison, WI - November 9, 2016

 

 

Explore the magic of ice lanterns! Jennifer Hedberg, founder of Wintercraft, is an ice luminary artist whose passion is discovering and re ning methods of creating beautiful illuminated ice structures. One of her latest techniques is called “Finnish Glass Ice Lanterns.” She will share the steps and best “how-to” tips for making these elegant mini-towers of artful ice. The completed lanterns can be displayed outdoors or indoors, and they are a wintertime activity perfect for the whole family. Class includes some hands-on work to practice and time to ask questions. The supplies and handout you take home will help you start making your own lanterns. For adults and youth (ages 12 and up w/ an adult); a youth with one adult pair pays one registration fee and receives one set of supplies; more supplies will be sold separately at class. Limited space; register early. Registration Deadline: November 2, 2016. Event cost: $52/$42 Olbrich Gardens member

 

Event Time: 6:30 - 8pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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Gerten's Girls Night Out
Inver Grove Heights, MN - November 16, 2016

 

 Wintercraft at Gertens

 

We're thrilled to once again be invited back to Gerten's Girls Night Out. We'll be answering questions and displaying Globe Ice Lanterns for indoor and outdoor use. Hope to see you there!

 

Event Time: 5:00 - 9pm
Gerten's
5500 Blaine Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 United States
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Bachman's on Lyndale Avenue Open House
Minneapolis, MN - November 19, 2016

 

 

Bachman's Open House 
Cost: Free to attend and participate in all activities. | Learn More


Join us as we welcome Santa and his sleigh Saturday morning and greet the season with festive fun for the whole family. Live music from the Crosstown Community Band will get you in the holiday spirit. Watch live demos, take part in a kids’ craft activity, and indulge in delicious Christmas cookies! Don’t forget to say hello to live reindeer once they’ve landed from the North Pole. This joyful celebration is the perfect way to unwrap the magic of the season.

 

Event Time: 11am - 3pm
Bachman's Lyndale Avenue Store
6010 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Wintercraft Participates in Winter Fun Day - Fort Snelling State Park, MN 1/9/16

Event Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Join us, along with other organizations January 9 for a fun day celebrating winter outdoors at Fort Snelling State Park. Learn from experts in a wide range of outdoor activities. Just come, bring a friend and explore the beauty of being outdoors in the winter. Park pass required - available at the park entrance.

January 9, 2016
Snelling Lake Beach at Fort Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, MN 55111
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information visit Make it MSP for more info.

 

Wintercraft Demo at Holidazzle 2015 - Minneapolis, MN 12/6/15

Event Time: 2 pm - 3 pm

Holidazzle is all about the people, places and products that make our local scene so special—and that includes sensational foods, beverages, crafts and merchandise. Get ready to enjoy a little North Country right here in Downtown Minneapolis. Holidazzle will be held at Loring Park. As downtown Minneapolis’ premier holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents, visitors and downtown employees for years. Now, in 2015, this tradition is bringing family-friendly programming to Loring Park and is free and open to the public. Wintercraft Kits will be sold at Holidazzle everyday! You and yours are invited to join in the festivities!

 

 

Workshop at Olbrich Botanical Gardens - Madison, WI 2/10/15

Event Time: TBD

Ice lanterns to decorate outdoor walkways and entrances. Surprise your family and guests with beautiful Globe Ice Lanterns displays! Jennifer Hedberg, founder of Wintercraft, will share her techniques for displaying and adorning the ice lanterns and show you some spectacular luminaries for inspiration. Time will also be allocated for some hands-on work to practice.

 Wintercraft Ice Lanterns at Olbrich Botanical Gardens

 

Visit Olbrich Botanical Garden's website Olbrich Botanical Gardens:

February 10, Time TBD

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI 53704

United States

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Indoor Winter Market Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis 12/13/14

Event Time: 10AM - 1PM

 Wintercraft at Mill City Farmers Market Dec 2014

Visit the Indoor Winter Market on Saturday, December 13th inside the Mill City Museum, from 10am - 1pm! Wintercraft will be on hand to answer questions. We will have kits for sale along with taking reservations for finished ice lanterns. We had hoped to sell finished globes (like pumpkins!), but the unseasonably warm temps forecasted will not allow those sales this weekend. We will be located outside near the Christmas trees. The Mill City Farmers Market is our favorite and we're excited to be a part this event.

Saturday, December 13th: 10am-1pm
Mill City Farmers Market
704 South 2nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States

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REI- Bloomington - "Northern Lights" Ice Luminary display by Wintercraft starting 12/7/14

Wintercraft Ice Lanterns will be on display, adorning the entryway at REI in Bloomington MN starting Sunday Dec 7 2014. Designed and installed by Jennifer Shea Hedberg and Nate Sievers, the multi-sculptured display is meant to evoke the northern lights. Click here for a blog entry with more information.

 Wintercraft Ice Lanterns at REI in Bloomington MN

Starting Sunday, November 7th
REI Bloomington
750 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420
United States

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Kowalskis - White Bear Lake MN 12/6/14

Event Time: 11am - 1PM

Kowalski's White Bear Lake is hosting their holiday event. Wintercraft will be there!

Saturday, December 6th: 11am-1pm
Kowalski's White Bear Lake
4391 S. Lake Ave
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
United States

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Kowalskis - Parkside in Minneapolis 12/5/14

Event Time: 4PM - 7PM

 Wintercraft at Kowalskis Dec 2014

Come to the Kowalski's Parkside to learn about ice lanterns. Wintercraft will be there!

Friday, December 5th: 4pm-7pm
Kowalski's Parkside
5615 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55417
United States

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Holiday Walk in the Woods - Maple Grove 11/22/14

Event Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

 Wintercraft at the Woods Nov 2014

Come to the Holiday Walk in the Woods event in Maple Grove and visit with Santa, pet live reindeer, enjoy gourmet food demos and marvel at Wintercraft Globe Ice Lanterns that will be on display.

 

Wintercraft Globe Ice Lantern Display: 11 am - 2 pm
Santa Claus: 10 am - 4 pm
Live Reindeer:12 - 3 pm
Storytelling: 10 am - 3 pm
Gourmet Food Demos: 11 am - 3 pm

The Woods at Maple Grove

15825 95th Ave N

Maple Grove, MN 55369

United States

See map: Google Maps

 

Bachman's Holiday Open House on Lyndale 11/22/14

Event Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

6010 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612-861-7600
Visit Bachman's on Lyndale for treats, shopping, and season’s greetings during store hours Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Free to attend and participate in all activities.

 

Gerten's Ladies Night Out 11/19/14

Event Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

 Wintercraft at Gertens

We're thrilled to once again be invited back to Gerten's Girls Night Out. We'll be answering questions and displaying Globe Ice Lanterns for indoor and outdoor use. Hope to see you there!

Gerten's

5500 Blaine Ave

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

United States

See map: Google Maps

 

Workshop at Olbrich Botanical Gardens11/10/14

Create Globe Ice Lantern Centerpieces for the Holidays
  

Ice lanterns are often used to decorate outdoor walkways and entrances. Surprise your family and holiday guests by bringing the Globe Ice Lanterns indoors! The Globe Ice Lantern centerpiece will add beauty to your festive holiday table and be enjoyed for hours. Jennifer Hedberg, founder of Wintercraft, will share her techniques for displaying and adorning the ice lanterns and show you some spectacular luminaries for inspiration. Time will also be allocated for some hands-on work to practice a centerpiece creation. The kit and handout you take home will help you start making your own holiday centerpieces using Globe Ice Lanterns. For adults and youth (ages 8 and up w/ an adult); each paid participant receives one basic kit; a youth with one adult pays one registration fee and receives one kit; more kits and supplies will be sold separately at event. Limited space; register early.

 

Visit Olbrich Botanical Garden's website to Register:

Monday, November 10, 6:30-8:30 pm

Registration Deadline:  November 3

Cost:  $48 per person | Course Number: 21-49

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI 53704

United States

See map: Google Maps

 

Gerten's Ladies Night Out 11/11/14

Event Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

 

We're thrilled to once again be invited back to Gerten's Girls Night Out. We'll be answering questions and displaying Globe Ice Lanterns for indoor and outdoor use. Hope to see you there!

Gerten's

5500 Blaine Ave

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

United States

See map: Google Maps

 

Art Attack 11/7-11/9/14

Come visit us over Art Attack weekend and meet the people behind the scenes at Wintercraft. We will have unique displays to inspire, Wintercraft product discounts and Wintercraft Artisans available to answer questions and talk shop.

Art Attack is an annual art crawl in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis. The Northrup King Building has become a creative center to over 190 artists and arts related businesses and another 30 entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations.

 

Weekend Hours

Friday, November 7th: 5 pm - 10 pm

Saturday, November 8th: 12 pm - 8 pm

Sunday, November 9th: 12 pm - 5 pm
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE, Suite 314
Minneapolis, MN 55413
United States

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Wintercraft Participates in Winter Fun Day - Fort Snelling State Park, MN 1/9/16

Event Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Join us, along with other organizations January 9 for a fun day celebrating winter outdoors at Fort Snelling State Park. Learn from experts in a wide range of outdoor activities. Just come, bring a friend and explore the beauty of being outdoors in the winter. Park pass required - available at the park entrance.

January 9, 2016
Snelling Lake Beach at Fort Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, MN 55111
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information visit Make it MSP for more info.

 

Wintercraft Demo at Holidazzle 2015 - Minneapolis, MN 12/6/15

Event Time: 2 pm - 3 pm

Holidazzle is all about the people, places and products that make our local scene so special—and that includes sensational foods, beverages, crafts and merchandise. Get ready to enjoy a little North Country right here in Downtown Minneapolis. Holidazzle will be held at Loring Park. As downtown Minneapolis’ premier holiday celebration, Holidazzle has delighted residents, visitors and downtown employees for years. Now, in 2015, this tradition is bringing family-friendly programming to Loring Park and is free and open to the public. Wintercraft Kits will be sold at Holidazzle everyday! You and yours are invited to join in the festivities!

 

 

Workshop at Olbrich Botanical Gardens - Madison, WI 2/10/15

Event Time: TBD

Ice lanterns to decorate outdoor walkways and entrances. Surprise your family and guests with beautiful Globe Ice Lanterns displays! Jennifer Hedberg, founder of Wintercraft, will share her techniques for displaying and adorning the ice lanterns and show you some spectacular luminaries for inspiration. Time will also be allocated for some hands-on work to practice.

 Wintercraft Ice Lanterns at Olbrich Botanical Gardens

 

Visit Olbrich Botanical Garden's website Olbrich Botanical Gardens:

February 10, Time TBD

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI 53704

United States

See map: target="_blank">Google Maps