There are black holes at The Barlow in Sebastopol.
Lucky for us, these aren’t the black holes you find in space, the kinds that are cosmic bodies of intense gravity from which nothing can escape. Instead, these are breathtaking creations that encase nebulas of gold and silver vapors into a perfectly spherical glass marble.
The holes are the brainchild of glass blower Michael Dickinson, a 27-year-old artisan who recently opened an eponymous studio and showroom across the parking lot from Acre Pizza.
Photo Credit: Glass maker Michael Dickinson’s creations use a lampworking technique with a small propane torch at the Dickinson Glass Studio and showroom in Sebastopol’s Barlow on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Photo by John Burgess/The Press Democrat)