Fun may not be a word you equate with glass, but at Manchester Hot Glass Art Studio & Gallery, fun should be somewhere in their name. From the brightly colored building and yarn bombed tree in the front yard, to the brilliant colored handblown glass and giant graffiti mural in the glassblowing studio, your eyes won’t know where to start!
When you visit, you know instantly this place is all about experiencing fine art and craft in a safe, fun, hands-on way. You can take one of three types of classes in glassblowing; paperweight making, blowing a glass object, and the popular Glassblowing 101. They have also expanded their class offerings into other fine crafts like jewelry, tie-dye and silk dyeing.
Book ahead, they can get busy! Owners Andrew & Trish Weill are both experienced fine artists and teachers in their respective fields, and offer additional services like custom orders, repairs, bridal registries, group classes and more. Everything in the studio is made on premises, or handmade by a friend of the Weill’s. Manchester Hot Glass is located on 79 Elm Street in Manchester Center, Vermont, and is open year-round. Call for reservations, 802-362-2227.