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.