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Mold-Blown Grape Ornament

May 27 to October 2
Age Restriction: 
age 10 and up

Fresh from the vine! Open to ages 10 and up, this experience allows you to work with hot glass, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing iron at all times. You’ll start by choosing the glass color you want to use for your grapes. There is a special iridescent purple that is available for this project. You'll then partner with our professional glassblowers to grow your grapes. Your glassblower will drip the molten-hot glass into a special grape-shaped mold and you will use a foot pedal to "blow" compressed air into the blowpipe to fill the mold and create the shape.The grapes are then removed from the blowpipe and our glassblower will add a glass vine with a loop to the top. Your piece is then placed in an oven to begin an overnight slow cooling process. Grape ornaments are ready for pick up the following day at 12:00pm or may be shipped for an additional fee within the U.S. and Canada.

Spots fill quickly, booking your experience online before your visit is recommended.

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