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25 Years Of Wimberley Glassworks

March 24, 2017

Walking into the showroom at Wimberley Glassworks is a sensory-shocking experience. Bright colors, unique shapes and interesting textures and patterns catch the sunlight and suddenly you’re in a glittering glass paradise. From the 221 pieces of clear glass hanging in the yellow tower, to the wall full of intricate platters, you’ll find yourself “oohing and ahhing” with every turn. A trip to the back of the building and you’ll find the artists hard at work. Dipping, swirling and shaping, they put their heart and soul into creating beautiful and unique pieces of glasswork with an ancient technique. Bowls, pitchers, ornaments, jewelry, light fixtures – the possibilities are truly endless.

 

None of the beauty and artistry would be what it is today without Wimberley Glassworks owner, Tim De Jong. What started as a one-man operation 25 years ago, has become an internationally recognized brand with more than 11 employees. The road to international fame has not been an easy one. De Jong found his path in life after working his way from Seattle, Washington to New Jersey, (one point sleeping under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin) he made it home after 4.5 months of hard work and determination with a new perspective on life. After that he attended Alfred University and discovered his passion for working with glass when he was inspired by a trip to Niagara Falls in the winter.
 

 
 

There’s more to Wimberley Glassworks than just beautiful pieces of handcrafted art. It’s passion, determination, love and a lot of creativity that caputres the ancient art of hand blown glass and turns it into a complete experience. In the 25 years since Wimberley Glasswork’s inception, De Jong has fought his way to success and is a true inspiration that with hard work and determination, you can accomplish anything.

 

On June 3, 2017, Wimberley Glassworks will celebrate their 25th year in business with cold beer from Middleton Brewing and live music from Grammy nominated pianist Marcia Ball. There will also be wine tasting from Patio Dolcetto and, of course, a live glassblowing demonstration. Food trucks will be available for food purchase. You can RSVP HERE