IMPORTANT: Always call the business before going to take the factory tour. We try and keep our data s up-to-date as possible but you should always check first.
Simon Pearce (Quechee , VT)
1760 Quechee Main Street,
Quechee, VT 05059
Latitude: 43.645966 Longitude: -72.419342
Email Address: [email protected]
Visitors are welcome to observe the Simon Pearce glassblowers at work. Have close encounters with the glassblowers. Visitors may stand on the same level, separated from the craftspeople by a safety railing.
Glass has been made over four thousand years, beginning in Western Asia. The first items made of glass were small objects such as beads. These early glass objects were made by using molds.
Glass vessels began to appear in the late 15th and 16th centuries B.C. Glassblowing evolved much later, during the 1st century B.C. in the Roman Empire. By blowing glass, craftsmen could produce vessels in a wider variety of shapes and sizes previously only possible in pottery and metal.
The the Glassblowing Workshop at the Mill is now open 7 days a week from 10am to 9pm for your viewing and enjoyment.