Blown Glass

Our Online Gallery focuses on items that an artist has had on display here over time, rather than items that are available right now.  The goal of our Online Gallery is to provide a good representation of the range of work each artist creates.

Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that starts with molten glass ("soft glass") that is inflated into a bubble with the aid of a blowpipe. The glass used for this technique starts in liquid form, usually at 2,000 - 2,200 degrees F. The blowpipe is used to obtain "gathers" of glass from the furnace - each "gather" providing another layer of clear glass to the pipe.

Color for the piece also comes in the form of glass, and is melted onto the clear glass. Glassblowing colors vary from large chunks of "color rod" (or "color bar") to finely ground glass powder. The glassblower decides what kind of color to use based on what kind of effects are desired. 

We have a few of glassblowers who display their work in our Gallery, other than Bob, along with two that blow their work in our studio; Brett Flanigan and Joe Novello. On display we have work from Andrew Schmitz, Mike Crowley, and Patrick Cahill. These three have their own studios and bring their work in.

Brett Flanigan

Joe Novello

Mike Crowley

Patrick Cahill

Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery is owned and operated by Bob and Vicki Meyer.  Bob is the primary artist of the gallery.

Demonstrations Open to the Public  |  Seal Rock Hours:  10am 6pm, Daily

View free glassblowing demonstrations almost every afternoon from our specially built observation deck!