Globe Ice lanterns — enchanting, glacial candle-holders — are enjoyed indoors and outdoors all year ‘round. You and your friends will marvel at these wondrous spherical shells of ice, the center of which glows with radiant flame. Mixing fire and ice is as timeless as the world's first lamp-lighters. As a present day fun and beautiful creative endeavor, ice luminaries appeal to young and old alike.
We are so pleased to be able to offer the kits and replacement supplies to make Globe Ice Lanterns through Wintercraft®. The creation of the kits has been a labor of love through years of trial and error. More about Wintercraft's history.
We ask that you remember that the making of ice lanterns is as much an art as a science, so there is always going to be a scenario where things work out differently than you planned. So, the trick is to plan on being surprised and all will be well. Enjoy the Glow!
The summer of 2015 has come and gone in a flash, and we are excited to announce the outcome of the Wintercraft Photo Contest for 2015. Special thanks to the judges for reviewing the submitted photos. Below are reflections by...
Driving to and from the New Hampshire Ice Castle was a trial, but working in it was pure pleasure. Dan Beck, the site manager / Master Ice Castle Builder as well as his builders, assistants and worker bees, did a fabulous job. Not only have they had a real winter with cold weather and snow, which is essential for a good Ice Castle, but they have also been blessed with a great land site (mountains and trees in the background), good water quality and a nice big building next door for warming toes. The combination of all these factors has made for, in my opinion, the best Ice Castles to date.
I work in castles made of glacial ice--dripping stalactites of ice forming natural columns and turrets which sparkle in the sun and radiate color in the night. Sometimes I don't even believe it, but yes, it's true--I work in the Ice Castles.
One of my life's greatest joys was creating and then experiencing the City of Lakes Luminary Loppet's Enchanted Forest of 2010. I spent the better part of a month preparing and moving over 50 large sheets of ice glass from the freezing pools in my front yard to the peninsula of land that juts out into Lake of the Isles . . .