Pittsburgh Glass Center

Pittsburgh Glass Center
December 2, 3, 4
Various times

Not only can you buy cool handmade pieces at Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) this weekend, but you can also make your own art to take home.

Running for three days, PGC’s Holiday Glass Sale features funky, festive and highly functional glass artwork, objects and gifts, plus the chance to roll up your sleeves and experience the tactile making process.

More than 20 prolific glass artists from around the region will have a wide array of handmade products for sale—from wearables and home decor to contemporary art—with prices ranging from $10 to $300.

Featured artists include Gillian Preston, Karen Leonardo, Camp Copeland, and many others.

Visitors can peruse distinctive objects for the home, such as barware and tableware, fused plates and dishes, wall art, tiles, and sculpture. Many artists will sell unique jewelry, including fused bracelets, flame-worked earrings, and necklaces. Holiday-themed items for sale will include blown glass Christmas trees and intricate ornaments.

On Friday night, the Holiday Glass sale will also offer free glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

The sale continues on Saturday, December 3, when attendees can also make their own blown and fused glass ornaments in PGC’s kiln studio for a fee.

Can’t make it to the sale this weekend? Following this weekend’s events, PGC will continue to have handmade glass gifts for sale through December 22.

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Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...