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Mad River Glass Gallery

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Address: 4237 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone Number: 802-496-9388
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mad River Glass Gallery is located in the heart of the Green Mountains...

The Mad River Glass Gallery is located in the heart of the Green Mountains of northern Vermont and features the gallery and working studio of David and Melanie Leppla. On Main Street in historic Waitsfield Village is where David and Melanie produce their world reknowned sculptural and functional glass. Visitors can view the artists working from the gallery observation window overlooking the hot glass facility. Their works have been collected by individuals and institutions world wide, including the Museum of American Craft, National Museum of Art (Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute), New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Musee des Artes Decoratifs (Lausanne, Switzerland) among others.

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Beautiful Unique Pieces

Very friendly owner, left us to look around in peace. The store is filled with beautiful unique glass. We were able to watch the glass blower at work from an upstairs seating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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Seal Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No glass blowing was happening when I visited. A shop with lots of colored glass items, some gorgeous and some not but amazing what can be done with glass

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Very friendly owner, left us to look around in peace. The store is filled with beautiful unique glass. We were able to watch the glass blower at work from an upstairs seating area. Definitely worth a visit

Thank hazeljoey
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Beautiful glass and stone works, unique and elegant designs, masterfully executed. A must see when visiting Waitsfield.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This was pretty interesting to see where they do all they're work, and to see some of the unique pieces.

Thank baseballrookie21
Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Go, enjoy the visual experience of seeing inspired blown glass art by different artists, Sine are sculptural, some are lights, others are vessels, tree ornaments, and others don't fit immediate typical description. Sit and watch one of the glass blowers create a one of a kind item that might be for sale later. Even if you choose not to purchase... More 

Thank MasterMaineGuide
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We give the Gallery rave reviews. We purchased a large bowl for a center piece on our dining room table along with candle sticks. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank Charles C
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Try to find out when it's open studio weekend, because many of the artisans will open the studios and allow tours of their workplaces. We took a tour of this glass gallery, saw all their works in progress, the hot holes where glass is melted, and even got to see how some things are made. Stop by even just to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We came there right when they were finishing for the day. They let us watch the final piece being formed. They are very talented and friendly. The gallery has a lot of unique pieces.

Thank OKTraveler88
Palm Beach Gardens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Seems I always find something new and fresh whenever I visit this Mad Valley Gallery. Family operated; you can view glass being blown in the onsite studio thru a picture window. Fun stuff and you don't need to spend al ot to bring home something special in glass.

Thank Kendotm
Dunedin, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My husband and I bought a piece here a couple of years ago. Yes as others have said you get swept up in the experience..Wow what wonderful artists/people/love the dog/gallery. Yes..we want this one of a kind lantern. Please ship..no problem we were told Alas when we got home the piece they shipped us was not what we picked out... More 

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