Indeed, glass extraordinaire! After thirty years in town, world-renown Taylor Backes Glass Studio welcomes visitors from around the world to enjoy the beauty of glassblowing, done with immense creativity and meticulous attention to detail. You’ll stand in awe as you watch glorious works of art created out of hot, molten sand, turning out both the beautiful and the useful. Exploring the shop, you’ll discover that molten glass can be turned into a multitude of things: glassware, sculpture, bowls, jewelry, dinnerware, seashells, custom lighting, architectural elements, commemorative works, and dramatic floor to ceiling pieces. Both educated at the Rhode Island School of Design, glassmakers Will Dexter and Karla Trinkley have exhibited their work nationally and internationally and taught at the Tyler School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Pilchuk Glass School in Seattle, and Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. Their work is on display in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the American Craft Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Smithsonian Institute. Glass blowing demonstrations are held on a regular basis and they also have classes suitable for beginners to advanced glass artists. This location is open during regularly scheduled hours.
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