the hot shop
Our hot shop is just full of hot glass stuff, great attitude, and a genuine appreciation for our craft!
Our hot shop happens to be located in the beating heart of the Burlington South End Arts District. Music, conversations, and laughter, echo from the 3 garage doors we keep wide open year round. Locals and visitors gravitate to the warmth and excitement of the place for hanging out, for supporting us by buying glass gifts from our workshop store, and for the chance to be mesmerized by our glass blowers, and their work!
Our biggest furnace holds 500 pounds of molten glass at 2,100° F. It's kept hot 24/7 in order for the crucible that holds the glass to hold the temperature at all times. In addition to the furnaces we have three reheat chambers, three annealing ovens, and countless glassblowing irons, punties, sheers, jacks and wooden blocks. And folded wet newspaper (usually the NY Times) used as a shaping tool between the palm and the hot glass piece.