Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon

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Founded in 1987 in Beacon, New York, Hudson Beach Glass is an internationally recognized glass design and glass studio. Founders Wendy and John Gilvey, Jennifer Smith and Michael Benzer have been hand-casting functional and sculptural glass objects for more than 25 years.

In 2013, Hudson Beach Glass celebrated the 10th anniversary of its retail showroom, gallery and glass blowing demonstration studio, built into a restored 3-story, 19th century firehouse on Main Street.

The Maple Street workshop and Main Street showroom are both located in one of the region’s fastest growing small cities, sought after for its arts community and cultural offerings. The firehouse, convenient to Metro-North and mass transit, also offers glass-blowing classes year-round and hosts curated fine art exhibitions in the gallery.
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  • This has to be my absolute favorite place in Beacon. Watching the glass blowing is mesmerizing. So many beautiful items for sale. I love the different art installations they house upstairs. If you...  more »
  • You can watch the artists blow glass for free. If you would like to learn how to do it, you can sign up for a one-on-one class. Next door to the factory is the store where you can view hundreds of.....  more »
  • AWESOME EXPERIENCE! Took my cousin here for her birthday present and we both did the paperweight glassblowing...was SOOOO COOL! it was a complete 1 on 1 experience. Kathleen is super friendly, knowledgeable, and an amazing artist. Very safe. Amazing experience. Definitely recommend!
  • Beautiful, if not pricy glass. Bought a cute pair of earrings for less than $30

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