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A production glass studio


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A production glass studio


AO Glass is the premier east coast manufacturer of lighting glass and design components

Our unique size enables us to provide clients with ample manufacturing capacity coupled with unmatched attentiveness to design and quality

We offer free-blown and mold-blown designs, casting and pressing

We pride ourselves on fostering local and global partnerships with like-minded designers and clients

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The Hot Shop


The Hot Shop


Our hot shop holds a collection of tools, furnaces, and jigs collected and refined over a several lifetimes of mastery. 

Our eight hundred square foot hot hop can reach 140° fahrenheit (60° celsius) and it is is the beating heart of the Burlington South End Arts District.  Music and laughter echo from the garage door we keep wide open year round.  Local artists and residents gravitate to the warmth and excitement of the place for hanging out, drinking coffee, and contributing with their creativity. 

Our furnace holds 500 pounds of molten glass at 2,100° fahrenheit (1149° celsius). It is kept hot 24 hours a day; the crucible that holds the glass can withstand a year at that temperature before cracking and being replaced.  In addition to the furnace we have three reheat chambers, three annealing ovens, countless glassblowing irons, punties, sheers, jacks and wooden blocks.