6 Art Hits for the Summer
224 Benefit St., Providence.
Simon Pearce Glass Factory
Glassblowing is a fascinating process. Molten glass worked in its plastic state, dripping and oozing like honey, inflating like bubblegum, then hardening right before your eyes into brilliant forms — it’s magical and entrancing. At this factory in Windsor, the alchemy of glass is performed daily by the skilled craftspeople who create the elegant Pearce line of clear tableware. Deft hands turn gobs into goblets, blobs into bowls, as visitors watch from the balcony, holding their breath against the threat of breakage. Glassblowing is also on display at the Pearce store in downtown Quechee. Windsor Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5; free. Quechee store open daily 9-9, glassblowing Mon.-Fri. 9-7, Sat.-Sun. 10:30-7; free.
Route 5, Windsor.
1760 Quechee Main St., Quechee.