Wintercraft Custom Installation Portfolio

Posted on November 21, 2015 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 0 Comments

Here you will find a constantly updated portfolio of the ice luminary art that we create for corporate and private events as well as for the Middlemoon Creekwalk - our yearly gift to our neighborhood.  The following page has some information and check out our Facebook page, too!

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I LOVE making ice bars. I designed and constructed this ice bar for a party during an ice luminary festival on February 4, 2017. One large sheet of Ice Glass is the bar top and numerous sheets of Ice Glass surround the ice bar. Twirling LED lights in red, purple and multi colors complete The-Party-is-Here effect!  "This ice bar was the coolest thing I saw all night!", one of thousands of revelers roaming the area during the festival.

 

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Finnish Glass Ice Towers at the Luminary Loppet 2016

I loved filling the 2010 Luminary Loppet's Enchanted Forest with Ice Glass and hundreds of Globe Ice Lanterns. With other commitments tying my hands, I try to put in a few ice luminaries each year. This year I introduced my favorite new technique that I call Finnish Glass Ice Towers - simple column ice lanterns with a funky new texture! They are a little fussy to make, but well worth the effort!

 

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I created two custom Globe Ice Lantern Displays for private event at Spoon & Stable restaurant in the North Loop of Minneapolis. The ice lantern was requested to look like a cherry as the theme for the night was "Cherry on Top". The stems couldn't be made of ice as they would melt too quickly, so I created stems and inserted them in the top of a cherry-shaped Globe Ice Lanterns. Beautiful setting! The flowers arrangements on either side were created by designer Kara Karpenske.

Custom "Cherry" Globe Ice Lantern for Private Event at Spoon & Stable Restaurant in the North Loop of Minneapolis

 

A closer view of the Cherry Globe Ice Lantern.

A closer look at the Cherry Globe Ice Lantern created for a private event

 

Here I am working on filling in empty spots in the Cherry Globe Ice Lantern base arrangement with moss and Ruscus greens sprayed with gold spray paint.

Jen working on the base arrangement for the Cherry Globe Ice Lantern Display

 

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This pumpkin-based indoor globe ice lantern display was created for a Class of 1980 Class Reunion at the Brits Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. 

Pumpkin Centerpiece

 

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I was asked by a client to hand many globes in an ancient oak outside her home to create a fabulous entry effect for a holiday party near Summit Avenue in St. Paul, MN. This photo is taken at dusk and the candles are just starting to glow.

Hanging Globe Ice Lanterns Wintercraft Custom Installation

 

This was the first globe ice lantern that I hung with twine macrame. I created this for the Middlemoon Creekwalk (Once a winter, Tom and I, along with neighbors, create a magical ice luminary walk along a creek to be enjoyed by all). I use that opportunity to show off experiments that I have been working on and am able to see the reaction. That way I know what works and what does not. The hanging globe has been a huge hit!

 

Hanging Globe at Middlemoon Creekwalk Wintercraft Community

 

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For a few years now, the people at Ice Castles have asked Wintercraft to add a little icy magic to their elaborate ice creation. This photo shows an ice wall that I created in the New Hampshire Castle. It is made with huge tubes of ice that have been crosscut to show off the freezing pattern inside. Lit from behind, it is fabulous and a visitor favorite!

Wintercraft Ice Wall at Ice Castle in New Hampshire

 

This teardrop globe looks like it grew in one of the glacial ice crevices in the New Hampshire Ice Castle.

Wintercraft at Ice Castles New Hampshire

 

Anna frozen into a globe ice lantern delighted children at the Eden Prairie Ice Castle.

Anna frozen into a globe ice lantern delighted children at the Eden Prairie Ice Castles

 

A studio shot of the Anna globe before heading out the Ice Castle!

A studio shot of the Anna globe before heading out the Ice Castle!

 

Candle-lit Globe Ice Lantern Garden at the Entrance of the Mall of America Ice Castles.

Candlelit Globe Ice Lantern Garden at the entrance of the Mall of America Ice Castle

 

A photographer, Patrick Groleau, took a picture of me taking a photo of an ice rose I had created at the New Hampshire Ice Castles.

Jen taking picture of ice rose at New Hampshire Ice Castle

 

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An ice mushroom at the 2010 Luminary Loppet in Minneapolis, MN. To establish scale, the lower area of the sculpture was created using a garbage can! 

An ice mushroom at the 2010 Luminary Loppet in Minneapolis, MN. To establish scale, the lower area of the sculpture was created using a garbage can!

 

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Ice Rose at one of the Middlemoon Creekwalks

Ice Rose at one of the Middlemoon Creekwalks

 

Ice hands hold a candlelit globe in an ice glass display at a Middlemoon Creekwalk

Ice hands hold a candlelit globe in an ice glass display at a Middlemoon Creekwalk

 

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An extra large globe on a dessert table at the gala fundraising event for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

An extra large globe on a dessert table at the gala fundraising event for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

 

Frozen poinsettia for a private Christmas party installation

Frozen pointsettia for a private Christmas party installation

 

Roses frozen into a globe for a private event.

Roses frozen a a globe for a tradeshow booth at The Merchandise Mart in Atlanta, GA.

 

Outside Globe Ice Lantern display for the Joynoelle Fashion Show at the Grand Restaurant in Minneapolis, MN. Photo taken by Jennifer Simonsson.

Outside Globe Ice Lantern display for the Joynoelle Fashion Show at the Grand Restaurant in Minneapolis, MN

 

Private Wintercraft Custom Installation - this image is somewhat famous as it has been used on the packaging for our Wintercraft kits for years! Photo taken by Paul Umbarger.

Private Wintercraft Custom Installation

 

Top of a globe tower at the 2009 Luminary Loppet in Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Bruce Challgren

Top of a globe tower at the 2009 Luminary Loppet in Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Bruce Challgren

 

A close up of a ice globe and ice glass display at the entrance of the Bloomington REI store. I used lights to create a Northern Lights look.

A close up of a ice globe and ice glass display at the entrance of the Bloomington REI store. I used lights to create a Northern Lights look.

 

Globe Ice Lantern Ice Glass Display at the Bloomington REI store. Lights to create Northern Lights. To help with scale, the sheets of ice in this photo are 6 feet high.

Globe Ice Lantern Ice Glass Display at the Bloomington REI store. Lights to create Northern Lights.

 

Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Display at a private event - Dining Room area.

Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Display at a private event

 

Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Display at a private event - Dining Room area.

 

Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Display at a private event - Dance Area.

Indoor Globe Ice Lantern Display at a private event - Dance Area.

 

Wintercraft custom outdoor Globe Ice Lantern and Ice Glass Display lit with LED lights for a private customer.

 

Part of a large installation created for Midwest Home Magazine. Photo taken by Martha Shull Archer.

 

That's all for now - I hope you enjoyed looking through some of the many icy creations my husband and I have created over the years. As I mentioned before, I will continue to edit this blog post so that I have an ongoing portfolio.

 

If you have interest in having a custom ice luminary installation for your business or private event, please CONTACT us as soon possible as dates fill quickly during the holiday season!

Enjoy the Glow!

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