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  1. Jason Probstein: Asheville Glass Blower at Work

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    Asheville Glass blower

    Asheville Glass blower, Jason Probstein is a lampworker and scientific glass blower who lives here in Asheville, North Carolina. He uses Corning Pyrex glass tubing and rods to create his wonderful artwork. He uses a 3000 degree torch to heat and shape his glass art into strong and very durable pieces like ornaments and goblets.

    Scientific Glassblowing Asheville NC

    Live Demos by Jason Probstein

    Glassblowing Asheville - Jason blowing glass at Mountain Made gallery

    Jason received his degree in scientific glass blowing from the Salem Community College and has studied Venetian glass techniques at the Penland School of Crafts.

    Jason as a nationally known glass blower has had his glass ornaments and other collectibles displayed in various art galleries and museum gift shops the throughout the Untied States (such as the Smithsonian).

    His lightweight, yet durable Christmas ornaments are unique in both their shape, colors and patterns. It is this attention to detail that makes Jason’s work stand out among other glass artists.

    Mountain Made is proud to have had Jason display his craft during the holiday season for the past 5 years. We invite you to come by the gallery and watch Jason at work.

  2. Traditional Glassblowing by Terri Sigler – Weaving Colors in Glass

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    Traditional Glassblowing - by Asheville Artist Terri Sigler

     Glassblowing by Asheville Artist Terri Sigler

    Traditional Glassblowing

    Traditional Glassblowing

    It is always interesting to us, to learn how an artist gets started. But of all the stories we have heard over the years, Terri Sigler’s is one of the most unique: according to Terri she started her journey into traditional glassblowing in 2006, when her husband gifted her with a  traditional glassblowing class!

    Naturally Terri thought he was crazy but hey since the class included a week-long stay at a really luxurious hotel (not to mention a non-refundable class fee), she went along with it.

    As part of our continuing series, ‘Inside the Artist’s Studio’, we visited Terri and her assistant Brianna Gardner last month to see how she creates her blown glass artwork and get her answers to our questions. (more…)