Simon Pearce opened his first glass blowing workshop in Kilkenny Ireland in 1971. Prior to that he worked with his parents at their workshop, the Shanagarry Pottery honing his design aesthetics and glass blowing skills. He later worked for various European glass blowers and traveled throughout Europe learning his craft.
Simon is known for his quality glass used to make everyday objects that are beautiful and functional. In 1981 Simon moved to the United States seeking independence from the European glassblowers as well as looking for less expensive energy costs. His first workshop in New England utilized hydroelectric power to power not just the workshop but the entire facility of glassblowers, potters and a retail shop and restaurant. The Glassblower Cafe is known as one of the finest restaurants in the state of Vermont. Simon has expanded into two additional workshops, another one in Vermont and one in Maryland where he maintains the same superior quality of lead free glass that is handblown by master glass artisans. The attention to detail on rims or handles is a hallmark of Pearce's work.
Simon Pearce glassware is the perfect wedding gift or a gift for your groomsmen. Classic design married with function make his glassware a welcome gift for everyone.