Gourdgeous Glass Pumpkin Patch

It's fall - time for our annual Glass Pumpkin Patch at Wimberley Glassworks

Come on out to the hill country and feast your eyes on Wimberley Glassworks annual Gourdgeous Glass Pumpkin Patch with hundreds of glass pumpkins and gourds. Take your pick from the patch now, and join us September 28th for a day of glassblowing pumpkins, some live local country by the Tracie Lynn duo, Middleton Brewing cold beer on tap and glass blowing demonstrations by our team of artisans creating glass pumpkins with their twisty stems, all compliments of the Glassworks.

Wimberley Glassworks Glass Pumpkin Patch

Glassblowing a pumpkin at Wimberley Glassworks

Watch us create a custom glass Monster from our area school design contest at 11 am and an extra large glass pumpkin at 2 pm in a glassblowing demo. We’ll have some family fun activities too, pretzel bar, fresh lemonade, coloring contest, and colorful photo ops. Festivities will be ongoing throughout the day, indoors and out, from 10 am - 5 pm, with live music from 12-3.

Middleton Beer at Wimberley Glassworks Sept 28 2019   Tracie Lynn duo at Wimberley Glassworks Sept 28 2019

This year we'll be encouraging the arts at local schools. Joining in on the fun, prior to the event this fall, will be area schools in Wimberley, San Marcos, Dripping Springs and Canyon Lake, for a monster design contest. Students will be drawing their most imaginable monster on paper, then submitting their designs into the contest for review. On the day of the event, Wimberley Glassworks will create a hand blown custom monster from one of the designs for all to see. This custom monster will be donated to the participating school to enjoy for years to come, after being on display at the Glassworks through October. 

These pieces are all hand sculpted, and are available online and in the gallery in various color patterns, shapes and sizes.

glass pumpkins     Wimberley Glassworks glass pumpkins

RSVP on Eventbrite at Gourdgeous Glass Pumpkin Patch to be entered for giveaways.

 

Pop Up Glass Experience June 8th - Make a Paperweight

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Experience the thrill of creating your own glass piece in this pop up mini class. Right on the hot shop bench, you'll sculpt molten glass then have our glassblowers shape the piece into a beautiful Paperweight in your choice of colors. Make one for dad, display on your desk, or set in a sunny window to enjoy for years to come. This hands on experience is one day only. These fill up fast so schedule your time here soon.

It's heating up in Texas and to keep you from overheating in our hot shop, this experience is set up to take only 10 minutes within a half hour time slot. While you're here, take a look at all our art glass pieces available in the gallery and watch us create in a live glassblowing demonstration.

glass paperweight

While making your piece, It's best to wear cotton clothing, and closed toe shoes are required. Glass takes 24 hours to cool, so your piece will be ready for pickup or shipping on Tuesday. Shipping is extra and arrangements can be made with the gallery. Minimum age is 15.

There will be no make-up class and cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to get a full refund, to give us time to fill your space. Check for walk-in times on the day of. No cancellations or transfers on the day of.

It's going to be fun! Hope you can join us.

  

 

A Journey Through America: Understanding American Whiskey

Raise your glass, to our new collection of Whiskey & Wine glasses coming soon to the Glassworks!

In making their debut, we've planned an evening of professional whiskey tasting, led by Russ, owner of Speaking of Grapes and Grains. Join us June 6th from 5-7pm at Wimberley Glassworks.

Gain new knowledge and understanding for Whiskey history, insights, mystic, heritage and new discovery. Did you know that all Bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is Bourbon? We'll be tasting eight American Whiskies, lightest to heaviest, along with lite bites and treats to cleanse the palate.

Russ has been in the alcoholic beverage industry for over 35 years in sales, marketing and management. 

Russ with Speaking of Grapes and GrainsHe is the owner of Speaking of Grapes and Grains – a company which educates, entertains, and consults on all aspects of alcoholic beverages. Having traveled all around the world, learning from the masters of the distillery business, and having participated in over 1900 distilled spirits and wine events, Russ offers to take you on a educational journey to share his knowledge and experiences with you.  From Scotch tastings to wine pairing dinners, from seminars to hands on training, Russ is considered to be the distilled spirits Ambassador at Large throughout the United States. 

The Rise of River Timber

From fallen flood wood to an upward heavenly spiral of light, our River Timber pendants are making their debut, in the presidential home of the San Marcos Baptist Academy in San Marcos, Texas.

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. Our founder, Tim de Jong’s desire was to transform what were symbols of tragedy into works of supreme and lasting beauty.

Three years ago, Tim de Jong was inspired when he came across fallen flood wood at the Swift River Pecan Saw Mill in Lockhart, Texas. This inspiration developed into a new collection of River Timber vases, and now a new line of art glass lighting. Each piece is created by blowing glass into a hollowed out log. The texture of the glass is formed from the charred surface of the wood as it burns and smokes away from the molten heat of the glass. No two are alike as the form changes.

Light through the texture of each glass piece refracts an organic yet elegant pattern of light onto adjacent surfaces about the space.

Lighting the foyer at the Academy brought our first River Timber lighting ensemble about, with several more underway in different settings. We’ve presented here the steps involved in bringing this project together from layout to installation. Walk through the space and take in the ambiance of these gracious works. (video)

These tri-pin cable pendants measure approximately 18” height by 6.5” wide, and come in a variety of metal finishes and custom cable lengths. They are also available in several tones and patterns. Design consultation is provided by our team of artisans and layouts are provided by our lighting designer. Installation is conveniently completed by electricians. This collection is now online and available through the gallery with trade discounts. Let us know how we can bring your project together.

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