Glassblowing Studio & Demos
Closed through September
Reopening October 3, 2023
(see below for details)
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.
SPECIAL EVENTS & CLASSES
October 5-10, Daily from 10-3 - We welcome Jamie Katz, a highly accomplished glass artist in San Diego, as our Visiting Guest Glassblowing Artist-In-Residence. His residency coincides with Fredericksburg's Oktoberfest weekend. So save some time on your schedule to come watch Jamie mesmerize you with his enchanting glassblowing feats.
Come see Paul blow glass in tie-dye and lederhosen! They might even make a beer mug or two while you watch!
Saturday, October 14 is the Annular Solar Eclipse.
We'll be doing something special that day, but we don't know what yet. Stay tuned!
You can get more information on the eclipse and download this poster by visiting NASA's website.
Saturday, October 21 - Darlene Curlee will be teaching two fiber arts classes at Enchanted Fredericksburg Ranch.
You've seen her beautiful, one-of-a-kind work in the Purple Shack Makers Gallery. She uses nature as inspiration for colors and textures in her weavings. Darlene will show you how to make your own piece of art.
Sometimes called a leaf, other times a feather; whatever you call them, they are fun to make. Her delightful wall hangings also explore texture, color, and design.
Darlene will teach you how to make both.
Sign up for one class, or two and make a day of it.
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.
Oct. 3, from 4-7 p.m. - We kick off our re-opening with a fun(d)raiser for the Hill Country SPCA, our local animal shelter. October is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Month, and staff and volunteers from HC SPCA will be here with adorable, adoptable puppies and dogs.
Come out and find your fur-ever friend while you enjoy a glass of wine from dog-friendly 12 Fires Winery (located in Johnson City). We'll be donating to the HC SPCA a portion of the proceeds from your purchase of select hand-blown glass items.
October 17, 4-7 p.m. - It's Texas Native Plant Week, and we're hosting a Wildflower Seed Ball Making. The Fredericksburg chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will be here to help the public make seed balls that will be used to re-seed areas at Cross Mountain. We'll also use some of the seed balls to re-seed our front meadow, and you'll be able to take some seed balls home to put in your garden.
This is a great activity to do with kids and to learn about the importance of native plants and how they can help save water while supporting our pollinators.
Our friends at Pontotoc Vineyard will be joining us for this event. Enjoy a glass of wine while you get your hands dirty making seed balls or watch the glassblowers at work in the studio.