What you'll do
Want to try your hand at glassblowing? It is exciting! Make a flower, paperweight, ornament and/or tumbler with our help. You'll experience first hand the thrill of working with molten glass and will create unique works of art from start to finish. Check out some of my projects at www.dugrenier.com I will start with an overview of the glass studio and the glassmaking process and give you an actual demonstration on how to make each item before you try it. You’ll gather the glass from the furnace, shape it on the marver, roll the glass in the color(s) of your choice, blow into the pipe, and help shape and reheat the pieces. After an overnight controlled cooling process, you walk away the next day with your own, one-of-a-kind creations or we can arrange shipping for a small additional cost.
Robert DuGrenier is a world renowned glass artist and designer who has been blowing glass for over 40 years. He has worked on projects in hotels, museums, and public and private spaces worldwide. He is now located in Townshend VT after living and working in NYC for 20+ years. In the gallery, you will be able to see blown and sculptural creations made in the hot glass studio. Robert will help you experience the thrill of glass blowing with a one-hour lesson. You will learn the basics of gathering, shaping, applying color, reheating, and will make various objects of your choice.
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Where you'll be
Cool fact - the glass furnace is powered by solar panels on the property! This experience is open to any one from the age of 8+ If the times available do not match your travel plans let us know to see if we can accommodate you a different day.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 2 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
Glassblowing is fun and suitable for everyone over the age of 8.
Intro to Glassblowing, One Hour Lesson