making petal hand-blown glass votive candle holder

Born in our American hot shops

from sand, by hand, with heart.

How is color born?

Made from sand, by hand, with heart:

The best glass gifts are made by the best artisan glassblowers, in our hot shops in Washington and Montana. Scroll down to see how human hands breathe fire into light.

A dance of glass

Step, dip, blow, spin, trim, stamp, clamp, seal, cut, and anneal.

Explore the glassybaby hot shop process:

step 1
the color drop

In a molten moment, a drop of colorful glass meets a clear substrate. The two meld into one, ready to grow into a beautiful living form.

step 2
the roll

Our personalities are largely shaped before we go to preschool – a glassybaby is similar. The roll prepares a basic shape for expansion and refinement.

step 3
the mold

After a quick trip to a 2,300º furnace, the glassybaby gets some air blown into it, and then a metal mold shapes its sides into an iconic curve.

step 4
the trim

Once the glassybaby is shapely, it needs to get ready to break away from home and cool down – that means trimming off the excesses of its personality and refining an elegant upper lip.

step 5
the anneal

Over the course of a whole day, the glassybaby mellows into its mature phase, cooling down to room temperature in special ovens.

  • 1
    the color drop

    In a molten moment, a drop of colorful glass meets a clear substrate. The two meld into one, ready to grow into a beautiful living form.

  • 2
    the roll

    Our personalities are largely shaped before we go to preschool – a glassybaby is similar. The roll prepares a basic shape for expansion and refinement.

  • 3
    the mold

    After a quick trip to a 2,300º furnace, the glassybaby gets some air blown into it, and then a metal mold shapes its sides into an iconic curve.

  • 4
    the trim

    Once the glassybaby is shapely, it needs to get ready to break away from home and cool down – that means trimming off the excesses of its personality and refining an elegant upper lip.

  • 5
    the anneal

    Over the course of a whole day, the glassybaby mellows into its mature phase, cooling down to room temperature in special ovens.

True “one of a kindness”

Some come out tall and lithe, some come out stout and curvaceous. Some have big feet, some have thin, eloquent lips. Each one is beautiful, in its own unique way – just like you.

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horoscope purple orange, hand-blown glass votive candle holder.

Glassblower Spotlight

glassblower Karlie standing in store with her favorite glassybaby 'to the moon'
Seattle, Washington

Karlie

Meet Karlie, a glass artisan at work in our Madrona hot shop. Ever since she first blew glass six years ago, in college, she has steadfastly dedicated herself to the craft. That dedication brought her to Seattle, where she quickly found a home at glassybaby.

Among glassybaby colors, Karlie's favorite to create is the dreamy 'creamsicle'. Outside of the hot shop, her favorite activities are reading and kayaking. 

When asked about her craft, Karlie emphasizes the continuous evolution and dedication required to master the art of glassblowing. At glassybaby, our artisans are not merely workers, they are devotees, committed to perpetual refinement of their skills.

For a glimpse into more of Karlie’s creations, visit her Instagram @glass_royale.

Jeremy

Meet Jeremy, a master glassblower from Seattle, honing his craft for 17 years.


Drawing inspiration from his Neah Bay Makah tribe heritage, he crafts stunning Native American-inspired pieces, including giant glass arrowheads. 

When asked about his craft, Jeremy explains his desire to bring beauty into the world. He wants to experiment and experience all forms of glass art.

Jeremy's creativity and dedication to the art extends to making his own glassware and teaching classes at Seattle Glass Blowing, where his art is also showcased.


Explore more of his work on:

Etsy: (@Makahglass.com)

Instagram: (@glasslife_206, @makahglass)

TikTok: (@glasslife_206)

Seattle, Washington

Karlie

Meet Karlie, a glass artisan at work in our Madrona hot shop. Ever since she first blew glass six years ago, in college, she has steadfastly dedicated herself to the craft. That dedication brought her to Seattle, where she quickly found a home at glassybaby.

Among glassybaby colors, Karlie's favorite to create is the dreamy 'creamsicle'. Outside of the hot shop, her favorite activities are reading and kayaking. 

When asked about her craft, Karlie emphasizes the continuous evolution and dedication required to master the art of glassblowing. At glassybaby, our artisans are not merely workers, they are devotees, committed to perpetual refinement of their skills.

For a glimpse into more of Karlie’s creations, visit her Instagram @glass_royale.

Jeremy

Meet Jeremy, a master glassblower from Seattle, honing his craft for 17 years.


Drawing inspiration from his Neah Bay Makah tribe heritage, he crafts stunning Native American-inspired pieces, including giant glass arrowheads. 

When asked about his craft, Jeremy explains his desire to bring beauty into the world. He wants to experiment and experience all forms of glass art.

Jeremy's creativity and dedication to the art extends to making his own glassware and teaching classes at Seattle Glass Blowing, where his art is also showcased.


Explore more of his work on:

Etsy: (@Makahglass.com)

Instagram: (@glasslife_206, @makahglass)

TikTok: (@glasslife_206)

glassblower Karlie standing in store with her favorite glassybaby 'to the moon'
glassblower trimming 'yes' glassybaby in the hot shop.

Watch the dance, in person

Our hot shops are open to visitors – come and see how the baby is made.

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