Things To Do and See While Visiting Asheville NC – Live Glassblowing Demonstrations

Drop By and See Our FREE Glass Blowing Exhibitions - September & October, 2010

Online PR News – 24-September-2010 – – ASHEVILLE NC:
GLASS – one of the most common yet mystifying substances using in the modern art world. While glass is thought by many to have been invented during the Bronze Age, some 2500 years ago, no one is quite certain if it is a very slow moving liquid or a very malleable solid.

Still glass can withstand extreme heat and can stand up to the harsh weathering effects of rain, wind or sunlight. Yet it remains one of mankind’s most fragile and delicate of works of art.

While there are many different forms of glass art demos; live glass blowing displays remains of one of the favorites for many people since the artisan must move quickly and yet skillfully while working near open flames and extremely hot molten elements.

If you have ever wondered just how professional glass artists create all these seemly frail art forms then you must see the Live Artist Demonstrations inside the Historic Grove Arcade – hosted by The MOUNTAIN MADE art gallery with Jason Probstein – September 23 to October 10, 2010.

Jason will be giving his FREE glass blowing and lampworking exhibits from Thurs. – Sat. 10 AM to 6PM and Sundays 12PM – 5PM.

Jason Probstein is a professional lampworker and glass blowing master craftsman. He works with an hand torch to heat, mold and melt hard glass tubing and rods to shape his incredible glasses, goblets, essential oil bottles and aroma oil lamps.

As well as MOUNTAIN MADE, Jason has performed his glassblowing demonstrations at Walt Disney World. He is always open and willing to discuss his art and his glassblowing techniques with all interested visitors.

We invite you drop by our art gallery at the Historic Grove Arcade in Downtown Asheville or visit us on the web at

Mountain Made is a project of Mountain BizWorks, a local not-for-profit organization, and features the works of regional artisans, writers and musicians.

The MOUNTAIN MADE art gallery and gift shop, as well its proceeds, will further support entrepreneurial development in our Southern Appalachian Mountains.

For more information on this event, contact store manager, Melinda Knies, at
828-350-0307 or e-mail staff[at] or visit


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