Jamestown Glasshouse

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Jamestown Glasshouse
4.5
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carol c
5 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2021
My husband and I enjoyed seeing craftsman at work. Close to Jamestown Settlement and Jamestown visitor center.
Written October 20, 2021
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196LindaC
Mukwonago, WI547 contributions
Great stop
Sep 2021
I could watch them make glass creations all day. The demonstrations were fantastic. Being able to purchase glassware that was made in the style of Historic Jamestown was the cherry on top.
Written October 17, 2021
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MaineTraveler2017
Freeport, ME169 contributions
Fun to watch (and shop!)
Oct 2021
The Glasshouse is an interesting place to watch glass blowing in action. The day we visited, they were making shot glasses. They have a great shop where I purchased a bulb forcing vase (love the green, crackled glass). They package purchases carefully and include informational cards.
Written October 9, 2021
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Kyle C
12 contributions
Check out that Glass!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Cool place to see a recreation of the original glasshouse in the area. They use gas forges now instead of wood fired but still make beautiful glass works. Had craftsmen creating vases during our visit which was interesting to watch. Prices were decent for hand blown glass.
Written October 8, 2021
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dpsling
Philadelphia, PA121 contributions
Left with out purchasing anything
Sep 2021 • Couples
The young guy that worked at the check out for the store was loudly complaining to the other clerk that no one in the USA should be a millionaire. No one is worth that much. My husband and I were going to buy something as a souvenir but decided to spend our money somewhere else.
Written September 11, 2021
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tonyvidmar
Marilleva 1400, Italy6 contributions
Do you wanna see glass blowing ?
Jun 2021
Quite an experience; watch from the pool of molten glass (move over to understand, what is going on in the moment she/he pulls it out) AND marvel at the coloring of the glass with a paddle from a BUCKET OMG, (did that really happen ?) !
Written June 28, 2021
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Carol and Ray L
Lancaster, PA184 contributions
Very Interesting
Jun 2021
This was an interesting Glasshouse where you could watch actual glass blowing. Both of the young people blowing glass did a great job and seemed to have good knowledge in answering questions from the visitors. There was a little gift shop with items that were made in the Glasshouse. The children with us really enjoyed watching the glass blowing.
Written June 25, 2021
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deborahmG3532US
Gold Hill, NC125 contributions
Interesting and Informative Exhibit
Jun 2021
The artisan was personable as well as knowledgeable about glass blowing, she demonstrated creating a small vase with a heart shaped opening. A young boy asked how to make a really big vase and she explained it required a large amount of glass, which is normally done in two steps. She then placed a large glob of glass on the end of the pole, rolled it to cool it, then proceeded to 'blow' into the tube to enlarge the bulb. As the glass it expanded to a large diameter, it suddenly popped and she showed where the glass at the base had gave way. She tapped the glass on the concrete floor, and it exploded, she then proceeded to select a small fragment from the floor and explained it was 'cellophane glass' extremely thin and fragile. A totally cool, 5 star experience. I was able to purchase a beautiful piece of 'crackle' glass that was formed into a vase used to force bulbs.
Written June 15, 2021
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Dean_Amy-2004
Gettysburg, PA5,483 contributions
Such Craftmanship
May 2021 • Friends
The most unique piece of this glass blowing site is its proximity to the original 1609 glass blowing site. With current COVID restrictions, it is difficult to get a good view of the creation with the extra distance and barrier. The craftsmen still answered questions and the shop selling blown glass allows you to take home a special souvenir.
Written May 23, 2021
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vhash77
North Wilkesboro, NC816 contributions
Not what I expected.
May 2021
While it was interesting to see the old location, when we approached the area where the glass was actually being blown, seeing the artist at work was difficult to do. We even moved from one side of the building to the other, but still could not see him working good. Also, we heard the conversation of the 2 staff members there (the glass blower and shop attendant), and their particular conversation about another staff member should have been held in private - not where the public could hear their disapproval of this person. So yes, while I love to see glass blowing done, the inability to actually see the artist work, have the artist explain their work (which he did not do at all) and hear how 2 employees were not happy with another employee made for the 2 star review.
Written May 14, 2021
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