Wimberley Glassworks is one of the best-loved glassblowing studios and shops in Texas Hill Country, and for good reason. More than merely a store, Wimberley Glassworks offers glassblowing demonstrations, makes custom glass pieces, and even offers glassblowing classes.
Watching expert glassblowers practicing their craft is utterly mesmerizing. People have been drawn to fire since the dawn of time, and watching glass being made stirs up those primal feelings.
Seeing the transformation of raw materials, to molten glass fresh from the fire, to the finished glass art piece is a sight to behold! It’s really cool to see the shape of the glass changing as they heat, then blow, then swirl the glass into its desired shape.
The artisans at Wimberley Glassworks take great care to perfect this challenging yet rewarding feat. Owner and head glassblower, Tim de Jong, takes his craft seriously, and his team of glass makers pour their hearts into their beautiful creations.
Wimberley Glassworks has a gallery where you can view or purchase pieces, such as vases, bowls, garden decorations, paperweights, sculptures, and ornaments. The business opened in 1992 and has been cranking out quality glass art ever since.
Checking out Wimberley Glassworks is a unique way to spend your day. They hold free glassblowing demonstrations at scheduled times Wednesday through Saturday. The open-air viewing area is handicapped accessible and seats up to 75 people. Due to the live fire, the room can get pretty hot on summer afternoons, so we recommend going for the morning sessions.
Wimberley Glassworks will also give children a gallery scavenger hunt upon request. In addition to the live demos, they hold glassblowing classes. While the classes fill up quickly and are currently booked for this season, you can sign up for the waiting list just in case.
The gallery alone is worth a visit, even if you don’t have time for a glassblowing demonstration. Wimberley Glassworks’ impressive collection is colorful, whimsical, and masterful.
Art glass often mimics the colors and shapes found in nature. Wimberley Glassworks uses this similarity to produce seasonal collections, such as their Wildflower Collection reminiscent of fields of Texas wildflowers in bloom.
In fall, decorative gourds make their annual appearance in the gallery. During the winter season, expect to see ornaments and other lovely gifts. Look for the tall yellow building and warehouse along the highway; it’s hard to miss.
For art and art glass collectors, Wimberley Glassworks will also make custom creations. You may choose your piece and colors, and you can watch it being made. This option requires a three-week lead time to schedule and order materials, however.
While you are in nearby Wimberley, there are wonderful places to eat and drink. Linda’s Fine Foods is a charming spot with great food and a charming patio. They often have live music to entertain you while you eat. The Leaning Pear is another local hotspot with a treehouse vibe and killer food.
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