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Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio

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Address: 3033 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury, VT 05677
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+1 802-244-6126
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Tthe Ziemke Glassblowing Studio is the working studio of Glass Artist Glenn...

Tthe Ziemke Glassblowing Studio is the working studio of Glass Artist Glenn Ziemke. It features an observation room where visitors can watch glassblowing as the artists are working. There is also a gallery attached which features the entire line of Glenn's work including from glassware for the table to sculptural pieces for the home and for gifts. Glenn has been working in glass for 40 years and his Waterbury Center Studio is observing its 21st year.

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A Gem!

What a great stop for our family. My mom loves watching glass artists at work, so this was a thrill for her. My kids, who hadn't seen glass work created before were mesmerized... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Geneseo, Illinois
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Geneseo, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a great stop for our family. My mom loves watching glass artists at work, so this was a thrill for her. My kids, who hadn't seen glass work created before were mesmerized. I'm always fascinated how someone can take a bit of nothingness and then design and create something so beautiful. Thank you for the experience!

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I love art glass so we stopped at this small studio. There is a seating area behind a window where you can watch the glass being blown. They were finishing a piece when we arrived so we were able to watch. There are lots of beautiful products, Glen makes everything except the jewelry. I bought a small vase but it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The day we went they were not blowing glass It was a small shop and looked interesting but the lady working didn't offer much info We didn't purchase anything as it was not to meaningful Pros - easy to find Cons - call if you actually want to see something Very $$$$

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Pembroke NH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Ok I can't stop buying the glass balls to hang in my window. I really enjoying a visit to sit and watch the owner create masterpieces in glass. There is a viewing window into the studio with a detailed illustration of the whole process...worth a stop.

Thank CTelley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My children (ages 6 and 3) sat mesmerized for about 45 minutes watching Glenn make a bowl and a glass. The array of finished products for sale is stunning. Well worth the trip!

Thank Avi R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this experience. Fire and glass, light and beauty. The glassblower dances and spins long metal poles with globs of glowing hot glass on one end. He blows into the other end and suddenly, the glob is a vessel, light and beautifully balanced. Magic

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Rowley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

My husband has been intrigued by glass blowing ever since we took a tour of Mass College of Art in Boston MA for our daughter. She too loved the glass blowing area they had. So when we were in Vermont vacationing, we came across Mr. Zeimke's studio and work shop. He had a nice, comfortable area where you could view... More 

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Wenham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We got to watch the owner make a cobalt-blue optic-twist vase - the process was fun to watch. The owner and assistant were very willing to explain each step of the process - and that kept out attention even in the heat and humidity. Stop by and learn about glassblowing.

Thank prfssrlee
Florida City, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Nice to see this art in creation ! hard to believe how hot the "ovens" are ! Beautiful pieces for home and gifting !

Thank Betsy448
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Close to Waterbury Center, easy to spot from the road. Has a small parking lot for cars, so no need to worry about that. We arrived as he was about to begin a new project. The whole process took about 30 minutes, but it was still quite interesting. The merchandise available to buy wasn't cheap, but after seeing the process... More 

Thank RYZ123

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