The Glass Blowing Center is a brand new 3,600 square foot facility
containing a gift shop and a large demonstration hall. The gift
shop features handcrafted gifts for every occasion, taste, and budget.
Our demonstration hall allows the public to experience molten glass
formed into vessels, marbles, and sculptures in an open flame.
With seating for up to 100 people, we offer free educational glass
blowing demonstrations that are custom tailored for your group of 10 or
more. Please call to schedule your group demonstration today.
Are you looking for a unique experience for a birthday party?
How about a glass blowing demonstration where your guests will watch in
awe as our resident flame worker manipulates glass in an open flame and
shows step by step how sculptures and vessels are formed? The
birthday boy or girl will get one demonstration item as our free gift.
Our barbeque and picnic area is available rain or shine in which you can
bring your own cake, food, and other party supplies and we will take
care of the entertainment. Also, glass party favors are available
and your guests can choose either a rice necklace or an adopt-a-pet
(glass figurine) as their party favor.
The Glass Blowing Center would like to display historical glass blown
objects in our facility. We welcome any (local) glass artifacts
that can be loaned for display by the public. The western
Pennsylvania region has a rich history of glass blowing that we would
like to highlight in a special "glass heritage" event.
We would be interested in glass items, historical facts, or photographs
from the Parker, Knox, or level factories.
Proprietor's Tom and Elaine Doner are committed to promoting the share of knowledge in the glass working community.
Each year they host the longest running glass convention in the United States, called the "Art Glass Invitational" (A.G.I.) where glass blowers come to share their knowledge with their peers.
Our 2003 event brought 50 flame workers together from across the United States and Canada who participated in classes, lectures, and demonstrations.
Manufacturers and glass suppliers were also in attendance.