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In early December, we took a day trip from Saratoga Springs, NY through Woodstock, VT into the little town of Quechee. There, we visited the Simon Pearce glass workshop where some of the world’s finest glassware is made. Guests can browse the many beautiful designs they offer in their beautiful store, enjoy lunch in their riverside dining room, and visit the basement workshop where the magic happens. The artists in the workshop enjoy having visitors, and will answer all of your glassblowing questions, and it doesn’t cost a thing!
Beautiful pictures. Glass blowing is such an art, it amazes me.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Jaynie! You’re right, its an amazing art. These artists risk inhaling dangerous fumes, burns, and bad cuts in order to craft these masterpieces
This is amazing. Your pictures show what a true art glass blowing is.
Thanks for commenting, Allison! You’re right, glass blowing is a true art. The artist you see working on the glass here has been working for 25 years to master his craft, his apprentice has been working for two years and still has a long way to go before he can do it on his own!
I’ve always wanted to do an actual workshop to let to play with the hot things… but I guess just a demonstration and questions is good for my own safety. 🙂
Thanks, Rob. These guys only occasionally do workshops due to insurance concerns, but you should check out this other article about the Gatherhouse Glass Studio in Frisco, CO. He allows just about anyone to get hands on experience just on a free walk in. https://localnomads.com/the-gatherhouse-glass-studio-frisco-co/