Watch as glass artists from across the region demonstrate various hot glass techniques, including traditional glassblowing, flame working, and bead making. See exhibits of the region's finest blown glass, art glass marbles, beads, jewelry, & more. This is a rare opportunity to buy work from many glass artists in one location after seeing them in action.
Special demonstrations during the weekend will include a fire-breathing dragon or a flaming ray gun, and the Kids' Challenge, in which artists will choose from drawings submitted by children and recreate them in glass.
The Virginia Hot Glass Festival is the only annual festival in Virginia devoted entirely to hot glass artistry. Wine tasting will be offered by Barren Ridge Winery. In addition, the Virginia Stone Carvers will be exhibiting and demonstrating stone sculpting across the street from the Festival.
Sunspots Studios is located in historic downtown Staunton, just 5 minutes from I-81 (Exit 220) & I-64 (Follow signs for Sunspots, & Downtown Staunton) , near Staunton's historic train station. Sunspots Studios creates and sells artworks of copper and art glass in its Staunton studios, and offers visitors live glass blowing demonstrations daily year-round.