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A glass manufactory


Honoring the tradition and craftsmanship of glass blowing for over 25 years 

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A glass manufactory


Honoring the tradition and craftsmanship of glass blowing for over 25 years 

AO GLASS is a production glass studio in the heart of the arts district of Burlington Vermont. 

AO is the premier east coast manufacturer of lighting glass and design components. Our unique size enables us to provide clients with amble manufacturing capacity coupled with unmatched attentiveness to design and quality.

Our capabilities include:

free-blown and mold-blown designs

glass casting

glass pressing

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

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The Hot Shop


A place of fire and music,

our hot shop is a crucible of creativity

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The Hot Shop


A place of fire and music,

our hot shop is a crucible of creativity

Our shop is a veritable jungle of tools, furnaces, and jigs collected and refined over a several lifetimes of mastery. 

In the summer our eight hundred square foot workshop can reach 140° fahrenheit (60° celsius).  Our hot shop is the beating heart of the Burlington arts district. Music and laughter echo from the garage door we keep wide open year round; summer and winter. The local artists and residents gravitate to the warmth and excitement of the place; hanging out, drinking coffee, and contributing 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 two reheat chambers, three annealing ovens, countless glassblowing pipes and cold working implements.