Dining, Glassworks and Pottery from Vermont
Founded in 1971, Simon Pearce originated as a small glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. Stop by the Simon Pearce factory at The Mill at Quechee to visit the retail store, watch glass blowers work their magic, and grab a bite to eat in their restaurant, which boasts spectacular views. Ask us about Simon Pearce in Quechee or share comments. To feature your Vermont restaurant, shop or mall, contact us.
Simon Pearce Quechee VT Dining Glass & Pottery
In the world of quality, hand-blown glass Simon Pearce is more than a legend. His name is now a custom trademark for glassware and pottery sold worldwide through Simon Pearce stores and other retailers.
Simon Pearce is very much a real person. He began his career at the Royal College of Art in London and has worked at some of Europe’s famous glasshouses. It was 1981 when Simon moved his glass blowing operation to Quechee, Vermont. The company has grown and prospered since.
In the mid-1980’s Simon Pearce built a 32,000 square foot glass manufacturing facility in Windsor, Vermont. The building produces some of the finest glassworks in the world. An adjacent building was later added and is now turning out quality hand-made pottery. The glass-blowing and pottery making facility are both open to the public and offer free admission to view artisans at work, see the latest Simon Pearce glassware and pottery, and browse the gift shop.
In the late 1990’s Simon Pearce opened a third manufacturing facility at Mt. Lake Park, Maryland. In the fall of 2000 another Simon Pearce facility opened, this time at the site of the former Lenape Inn on the banks of the Brandywine River in West Chester, PA.
A visit the Simon Pearce glassblowing and pottery studio in Windsor is a fascinating way to experience art and artists at work. Clean, functional and graceful designs that are both timeless and beautiful are the hallmarks of Simon Pearce Glass. See the latest styles being manufactured by making a special visit to Windsor Vermont. Tell them VTLiving.com sent you.
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Simon Pearce Glass
Rt. 5 North, Exit 9 off I-91
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