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Glassblowing Studio & Demos


Free glassblowing demonstrations

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

10 am - 3 pm

No reservations required.

Come feel the heat of the glassblowing studio (or hot shop) and watch as our resident glassblower, Paul Simonette, turns 2,100-degree molten glass into a lovely and functional piece of art.

We are excited to share the living history that is glassblowing. 

Make your visit to Fredericksburg truly unique by booking a private glassblowing experience. We'll guide you through creating your own personalized pieces of art. Perfect for couples, families, and work groups. You will have a fun and memorable experience.



Kevin Baker, Guest Glassblower

Dec. 26 - 31, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Jan. 1 - 2, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

We welcome back glassblower Kevin Baker to "dance with a partner that's too hot to touch. Watch as he creates amazing, functional art. He wowed visitors when he was here for our Grand Opening in March. Don't miss the opportunity to watch him create in our glassblowing studio.

He'll be blowing glass with resident glassblower, Paul Simonette, and we'll have their amazing work available in the Purple Shack Makers Gallery.


  Visitors, local residents and hospitality industry employees are invited to

watch glassblowing demonstrations and participate in special events

on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bring a picnic and join us for a fun, family-friendly afternoon.

(No Glass & Grapes on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5. Last Glass & Grapes of the year is Dec. 19.)

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