Make a Handblown Glass Object

Townshend, United States

Experience hosted by Robert

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Want to try your hand at glassblowing? It is exciting! Make a flower or a paperweight or an ornament with our help. You'll experience first hand the thrill of working with molten glass and will create a unique work of art from start to finish.

I will start with an overview of the glass studio and the glassmaking process and give you an actual demonstration on how to make the item you've selected. You’ll roll the glass in the color(s) of your choice, blow into the pipe, and help shape the piece. After an overnight controlled cooling process, you walk away the next day with your own, one-of-a-kind creation or we can arrange shipping for a small additional cost.
Other things to note
This experience is open to any one from the age of 8+
If the times available do not match your travel plans let us know to see if we can accommodate you a different day.
Want to try your hand at glassblowing? It is exciting! Make a flower or a paperweight or an ornament with our help. You'll experience first hand the thrill of working with molten glass and will create a unique work of art from start to finish.

I will start with an overview of the glass studio and the glassmaking process and give you an actual demonstration on how to make the item you've selected. You’ll roll the glass in the color(s) o…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    All equipment needed.

Accessibility

Wide entrance

Meet your host, Robert

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 170 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Robert DuGrenier is a world renowned glass artist and designer who has been blowing glass for over 40 years, he has worked on projects in hotels, museums, and public and private spaces worldwide. He is now located in Townshend Vermont after living and working in NYC for 20+ years.

At the gallery on site, you will be able to see blown and sculptural creations made in his hot glass studio. Robert will help you experience the thrill of glass blowing and you will be able to create a glass flower, paperweight or ornament. If you would like to check out my website please do! www.dugrenier.com
Robert DuGrenier is a world renowned glass artist and designer who has been blowing glass for over 40 years, he has worked on projects in hotels, museums, and public and private spaces worldwide. He is now located in Townshend Vermont after living and working in NYC for 20+ years.

At the gallery on site, you will be able to see blown and sculptural creations made in his hot glass studio. Robert will help you experience the thrill of glass blowing and you will be able to create a…
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Where you'll be

We've been in Townshend for more than twenty years so can make recommendations for activities in the area. I will also give you a guide to other glass studios in Vermont that are part of the Vermont Glass Guild that you might want to visit.

I also offer Airbnb at my Farm. That reservation is made separately on the AirBnb site. Type in West Townshend VT. on AirBnb. Look for Private Apt on Farm, Magnificent Views, Hot Tub

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 170 reviews.

Kelly
October 2021
Robert and his assistant were very nice and fun people. This was such a great experience for us. He was very good at explaining how to do each step and was with us every step of the way in case we needed help. I would totally recommend anyone try this!
Victoria
October 2021
Robert is a great, accomplished artist and very welcoming host. He strikes the right balance of giving enough but not too much instruction for first-timers. We had a great time!
Karen
October 2021
Robert is a great teacher and was willing to answer any of our questions with much knowledge of his craft. We greatly enjoyed our time!
Alana
October 2021
Such a great experience! We enjoyed every minute of it. Robert was a great teacher, so personable and helpful. We would highly recommend this unique opportunity. Don’t pass up this chance to learn and create!
Madeline
October 2021
If you are anywhere nearby - do this! Robert and his team were helpful, informative, welcoming, and made the entire experience fantastic. We wound up making a glass flower and paperweight, which I know we will have forever. This was by far the coolest thing we have done in years, I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Brian
October 2021
Great experience! I am not much of an artistic or creative type, but it was such a cool type of art to experience and create. Definitely would recommend if you are in the area!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

cotton fabric cloths, closed toed shoes please

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the Experience starts for a full refund.