Bengt Hokanson and Trefny Dix, glass artists who recently moved back to East Hampton after several years in Durango, Colo., have launched a Kickstarter project to raise the money they need to move their glass studio from Colorado to East Hampton.
The couple make art glass pieces and one-of-a-kind glass sculptures under the name Hokanson Dix Glass. Through Kickstarter, they have until Wednesday to raise the $8,500 they have estimated it will cost to turn the Northwest Woods art studio of Mr. Hokanson’s late father, Hans Hokanson, into a space that can accommodate their glass-blowing equipment. The move itself accounts for the bulk of the costs, $5,500, but they are also looking to raise money for a new cement floor for the studio space and the building materials to enclose it. As of yesterday, they were $5,573 toward their goal, but if they do not raise the full amount by Wednesday, they will forfeit those pledges.
Those who wish to contribute to the effort can find details by searching Hokanson Dix Glass at kickstarter.com. Examples of their work can be seen on their own website, boarglass.com