Saturday, August 17, 2013

Simon Pearce



The Simon Pearce glassworks is at a picturesque mill site in Quechee, Vermont.  
The showroom is above and the glassblowing workroom is below,
open for viewing.  This young man was blowing, forming 
and firing a glass Christmas tree.




23 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Wonderful glassworks, at first I thought you took this pictures in Murano. (You see, I'm always thinking about your photos of Venice).

Andy said...

These places are cool. There's "NovaScotian Crystal" in Halifax Nova Scotia. (Where else, of course?) They have a open garage door and passer bys can watch the glass blowers at work.

EG CameraGirl said...

I could watch a glass blower making projects for hours. Fascinating.

Kate said...

I LOVE glass. One of my former students is a glass blower and makes wonderful objects, some of which I have purchased. He has an annual holiday sale when he demonstrates his art work. I try not to miss his performance, some of which I've photographed and posted on my blog. Guess I'll have to do that again this Christmas/Hanukkah season. Isn't it fun to watch?!

brattcat said...

did you eat there? the food is excellent?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Glass blowing is so interesting to watch, you just have to know when to stop.. Blowing I mean, not watching :))

Luis Gomez said...

Love this kind of places. Nice captures Jack.

VP said...

A very interesting and now rare line of work. My compliments for his products!

Birdman said...

Ho Ho Ho!
I've seen craftsmen blow glass before. Kinda amazing.

Lowell said...

These folks have my respect; I can't imagine that it's easy to blow glass, and to make so many beautiful items.

You do have some very cool places in the northeast!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Fascinating and I, too, could watch the glassblower for hours! What a wonderful tour you've taken us on today, Jack!! Great captures! Enjoy your weekend!

Sharon said...

Beautiful glasswork but I'm struck by a coincidence. I've been researching some of my old photos that I've scanned recently and will use on my new travel site. One of those photos took quite a lot of work to identify the exact location and I just discovered on Wednesday that it was taken in Quechee Vermont. But, it wasn't this glass work, it was a fresh flower and fruit market called "Fool on the Hill".

William Kendall said...

I've never seen that done. It's quite a setting.

JM said...

Love watching these guys working!

cieldequimper said...

Don't let me and my credit card loose in a glassblowing place...

I will never cease to be amazed when I watch them.

Tash said...

Sparkly! I like glass very much. Had a chance to stop by Glasi Hergiswil in Hergiswil (yup), Schweiz --- took home only 2 small but lovely pieces.
Please visit PVDP today. I posted my singing group.

RedPat said...

I've tried glass-blowing a couple of times - like all skills it requires a lot of practise! It is fascinating to watch a good blower at work.

Lynette said...

Great post, Jack. I cannot imagine being able to do this, not at all. I love to watch when I've had the opportunity.

Randy said...

Talented artist.

Kay said...

Glass can be so beautiful. I don't think I've seen it worked in person. It looks fascinating but I think it's going on the list of one of those things I'm not likely to do.

Virginia said...

Beautiful work. I prefer the very plain ones in the front. I"d love to have been able to watch him . Great shots Jack.

jennyfreckles said...

Always interesting to watch. It must take a lot of skill (especially to make a Christmas tree!)

Julianne Lesinski said...

Ahh, no way Jack! I named my siamese kitty after this guy :) Simon Pearce is the coolest!