Black Friday BlowOff

Wimberley Glassworks Blow Off Black Friday and watch us create art glass ornaments

Blow Off the big box stores on Friday and join us for some holiday family fun and specials on our local handcrafted art glass. We'll be creating our annual ornaments all day in live ongoing demonstrations and serving hot cider, through the weekend.

Want some hands on fun? Take one of our Hot Shop Experience Glass Classes together, November 24th from 5-7pm. Here are the details

 

Experience Your Piece

Glass blowing demonstrations and Class

Watch Us Create Your Piece

Gift an art glass piece and give the experience of watching it being created by our team of glassblowing artisans in our Texas hill country studio. Choose an art glass vase, bowl or sculpture from our Collections and schedule to watch your live demonstration.

This experience is limited to our art glass Collection pieces. Purchase a piece from our Collections pages then add watching the piece being created for a minimal charge to cover processing. When you're ready, scheduling needs to be arranged 3 weeks prior to the date you want to watch your piece being created by calling the gallery at 512-393-3316. Since we make our pieces to order and get supplies ahead of time, we've got a "you miss it we make it anyway" policy, and there would be no cancellations or delays. 

Bring friends and family and make it a special day. You'll be amazed!

 

Make Your Own Piece

Hot Shop Experience Glass Class

Experience the thrill of coloring, shaping and creating your own hand blown glass flower or elegant paperweight. Our expert instructors teach the history, tools and techniques of glass blowing.  Perfect for individuals or couples, these small format classes of between 6 and 10 people offer anyone an extraordinary opportunity to become part of the 2000 year old glass blowing tradition!

To see the schedule and purchase a ticket please click on the link below.  

 

Eventbrite - Glass Blowing Class

Gourdgeous Glass Pumpkin Patch

Feast your eyes on Wimberley Glassworks annual Gourdgeous Glass Pumpkin Patch. Celebrate with us September 29th at our studio and enjoy live Latin Jazz, Middleton Brewing cold beer on tap and glassblowing demonstrations by our team of artisans creating pumpkins with their twisty stems, all compliments of the Glassworks.

Hundreds of hand blown glass pumpkins and gourds are available to pick from now through the fall season. Here's more to choose from.

Join us for live Latin Jazz music by El Callejon during the afternoon 12-3 while you view the pumpkins. 

Enjoy a complimentary cold beer on tap from a local favorite, Middleton Brewing. 

Curious on how we make our gourdgeous pumpkins? Enjoy a glassblowing demo during the event and see our artists create these gourdgeous pumpkins!

 

This is a rain or shine event with festivities happening all day, indoors and out. Kids are welcome, and there's plenty of parking. Small dogs can be carried inside and larger dogs are welcome outside. The glassblowing demonstrations here are open to the public free of charge and are ongoing throughout the day. 

Come choose your pumpkin before the patch is picked.

 

 

River Timber Lighting

The idea for this exquisite lighting and art glass series of flowing, organically shaped glass was born in the devastating aftermath of the 2015 Wimberley/San Marcos floods. During the floods, the area was devastated and many hundred year old trees fell along the river system. Our founder Tim de Jong’s desire was to transform what were symbols of tragedy into works of supreme and lasting beauty. Working with a local sawmill, Swift River Pecans, these trees were developed into the molds used to create beautiful vases. As it was refined, the technique was then utilized to create an art installation, and now a stunning lighting series.

 

 

Each mold is made from one log divided in half to be a two part mold and hollowed out with a chain saw. As the glass is blown into it, it picks up all of that texture from the chain saw and slowly starts to burn the log. As the log burns, the mold continues to change shape, rendering each piece unique. The burn texture in the glass creates a beautiful refractive pattern when lit. 

 

 

Due to the organic shape of the glass and the irregularity, the glass needs to be extra thick for it to maintain its integrity through cutting, polishing, and grinding.  This creates an extremely heavy piece of glass, pushing the weight limits of normal lighting fixtures. Our specialty Tri-Pin fixture was created to hold the weight of the glass while maintaining the airy look of the fixture. Utilizing aircraft cable, the glass piece is able to be easily suspended while the electrical component falls through merely holding the weight of the light bulb. The light bulbs shown are specialty T10 medium base led light bulbs from Satco which evenly lights the glass and enhances the sparkle. These fixtures can also be used to hang other types of heavy glass such as cylinders.

Hot Glass Cold Beer

Join us last Saturdays monthly through September from 1:30 to 4pm as we welcome the weekend with hot glass and a cold beer! August 25th, enjoy a beer from Middleton Brewery, listen to guitarist Ian Lee, watch a glassblowing demo and take a look at our assortment of individually hand crafted glasses and mugs, all compliments of the Glassworks!

Enjoy a beer while you are here from Middleton Brewery, a local business right down the road! Middleton Brewery has been open to the public for 11 years now, and offers extensive styles of beer. Click here to learn more.

Providing music for the afternoon will be musician Ian Lee. Lee is a multi-instrumentalist and singer out of Wimberley, Texas. He brings the styles of swing, jazz and old time to the listener, with a reminiscent yet fresh and intangible quality; It's easy listening at its finest.

Glassblowing demos will be held throughout the afternoon and the gallery provides a great place to cool off and enjoy the unique glass art. An assortment of mugs and glasses will be out and available to purchase, the perfect addition to a nice cold one! 

Festivities will be rain or shine and ongoing for the day with no ticket necessary. Kids are welcome, and there's plenty of parking. Small dogs can be carried inside and larger dogs are welcome outside. Thanks for coming.