Are you looking for a gift for someone special? Perhaps you want a unique decorative piece for your home? Or maybe you’re someone who collects trinkets as a hobby? Regardless of which category you fit in, you should definitely take a look at our collection of handmade glass pumpkins.
Each piece is one of a kind and comes in a variety of intricate shapes, colors, and designs. While fall may be the season of pumpkins, that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate these works of art all year round. You can even group together different pieces to create a beautiful display anywhere in your home.
Beauty Born from Flames
Every glass pumpkin is locally crafted by our artisans here at Vandalia Glassworks. Using a technique called glassblowing, the glass can be shaped into whatever the artist desires.
It starts with molten glass from a furnace that burns at 2000 degrees. From there, the glass is carefully gathered using a long metal blowpipe so that it can be manipulated and formed into the shape of a pumpkin. The process also involves adding colored glass that will be melted with the rest and reheating it several times to create sophisticated patterns and shapes.
Don’t be fooled by the simple appearance of these little pumpkins. It takes skill and mastery to create the lovely pieces you see here.
Truly One of a Kind
Some look simple while others have gorgeous patterns. Some are clear while others come in stunning colors that sparkle in the light. Even the stem of the pumpkin has different shapes and swirls. And because our collection of glass pumpkins are individually handcrafted.
No two pieces are exactly the same.
Whether you want to add to your collection of glass art, get a memorable gift for a loved one or have an interesting design piece in your living room, you’ll get the job done with these artistic ornaments.
About Vandalia Glassworks
Vandalia Glassworks is home to a state of the art hot glass shop and cold working facility. Our goal is to provide local artists the facilities they need to hone their skills and master the art of glassblowing.
We also want to provide a place for them to sell their creations or just share it with others. Our 1200 square foot gallery hosts exquisite pieces from both local and international glassblowers.
Even if you’re just curious about how art glass is made, our studio is a welcoming place to watch artists in action. If you’re in the area, drop by the shop in St Paul just North of 94 on Vandalia St. or shop our collection of blown glass art online.
History of Glassblowing
Glass has been used by cultures as far back as the ancient Egyptians. What we take for granted today was regarded as one of the most luxurious forms of craftsmanship in the past. From small bits of jewelry to beautifully designed vessels, it’s amazing to think that even back then, artisans were capable of making such intricate works.
As time went on, the techniques they used continued to be refined and perfected into what artists use today. This evolution leads us to the modern art of glassblowing – a craft that we are proud to be able to share with you.