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Sherwin Art Glass

Chris Sherwin
33 Bridge Street 
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Insta & Facebook:@SherwinArtGlass


Glassblowing has been an integral part of my life for more than 30 years.  I first tried my hand at glass, taking "Glassblowing 101"  as an elective, during my senior year at Southern Connecticut State University, in New Haven, CT,  while earning a B.S. in Liberal Studies; my concentration was in Special Education.  After two years of working in Maryland as a residential direct-care worker for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, I returned to my home state of Vermont to begin my ‘lifepath’ as a glassblower. 

In 1993, I hired on as an apprentice with Simon Pearce, Inc., a prestigious glass facility in Windsor VT, known for their high-quality production of functional crystal glassware.  I soon became a journeyman glassblower and team leader, and my particular concentration was in stemware and handled pieces (pitchers, tankards, Irish coffee mugs, etc.) as well as various bowls and vases. 

In 1997, my fiancé and I moved to Chico, California, where she pursued her BA/Masters degrees in Speech Pathology and I worked as a glassblower at Orient & Flume Art Glass, an internationally-renowned glass studio, known for their iridescent vases, intricate paperweights, and torchwork designs.  For the next seven years, I watched and learned from some of the “masters of the trade,” experimenting with new colors and techniques,  developing and refining my own skills.  I sold many solo and collaboratively-designed pieces on the  “O&F"  production line, and had my own successful retail section in their showroom.

In 2004, after our respective educations, wonderful adventures and life experiences, we returned home to New England to raise our daughter in the same close-knit community setting we grew up in, closer to both our families.  For the next year I worked to set up my glassblowing studio/gallery, and in August 2005, Sherwin Art Glass was officially recognized by the State of Vermont as a business, complete with a scenic Art Glass Studio & Retail Gallery location on the Connecticut River in Bellows Falls, VT ~ literally on an Island! :)   My studio runs with environmental concerns in mind; my entire studio & gallery--glass furnaces and all equipment (except my torches)-- run off the hydro-power generated by the dam here in Bellows Falls.  It feels good to be "green" in the Green Mountain State, working in a medium that generally uses a lot of fossil fuels!  Reduce - Reuse - Recycle!

I live about a mile from my studio/gallery with my wife, Cheryl, a Speech / Language Pathologist, and several furry, four-legged friends.  When not blowing glass, I enjoy many outdoor sports and activities (especially golf, disc golf, tennis, fishing/kayaking), playing guitar, and spending quality time with my family and friends.  I also brew beer with some friends ~ check us out @7BallsBrewing!                                                                            

Create Happiness!

Sherwin Cardinal Pair CF 300
glassblown sunshine suncatcher III bc web
glass handblown Snowmen collage BC web
Eastern dogwood on clear ML side view II bc web
CnCcoast close
purple finch group close bc web
lampwork proto 1 loren class III BC web
Starry Nights Collage.jpg
Chickens studio BC web
Crimp Rose, Red JP faceted top bc web
glassblown millefiori paperweight by Glassblower Chris Sherwin in Vermont
Chris Sherwin glassblowing Red Cardinal torching beak.jpg
Chickadee II BC web
blue swirl bowl with green frog lid II bc web
burgundy swirl handblown stemless wine glasses, Chris Sherwin glassblowing
Black Bear BC web
Crimp Rose, powder blue JP faceted top bc web
glass penguin figurines glassblown penguin Chris Sherwin
glassblown wine glasses, stemless wine glasses glassblowing in Vermont by glassblower Chris Sherwin
Chris Sherwin glassblowing glass Frog on Lilypad BC web
Chris Sherwin glass millefiori paperweight.jpg
Chris Sherwin dripping glass glassblowing in Vermont.jpg
Starry Nights Iris Egg CF.jpg
glassblowing in Bellows Falls VT Chris Sherwin with glass Cardinal.jpg
Red Male Cardinal glassblowing BC web
Chris Sherwin millefiori paperweight, glass paperweight26 2021 bc web
Glass Orange Pumpkin glassblowing in Bellows Falls Vermont  illuminate BC web
Red Gold Foil Blossom Orb CF.jpg
White Chickens 2017 BC web
Cobalt Iris over Green Orb CFweb.jpg
Snowy Owl CF.jpg
Good Luck Paper Pocket wtsCF web.jpg
Chris Sherwin glassblowing Red glass Cardinal Pulling tail 4.jpg
Glass Polar Bear and cub, glassblowing Chris Sherwin.jpg
Red Splash Pumpkins CF web.jpg
Pear Apple Peach CFweb.jpg
Brown Bears CF.jpg
Crocus Vase and Egg, Clear Cased CFweb.jpg
Chris Sherwin torchworking glass in glassblowing studio Vermont glassblowing
Cobalt Iris Footed Clear Vase CFweb.jpg
Slender Wave vases BC web
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