Simon Pearce opened his first
glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1971. In 1981, Simon
moved his operation to Quechee, Vermont, where he completed the
restoration of an historic woolen mill. The Ottauquechee River provides
hydroelectric power for the glass furnaces along with electricity for
the entire facility.
Today, visitors to The Mill
can view the hydroelectric turbine, interact with the teams of
glassblowers, watch potters at work, shop in the retail store and enjoy a
meal in the restaurant.
From inception, Simon’s
vision has been to create products that are beautifully designed,
produced with premium quality materials and time-honored techniques and
intended for a lifetime of everyday use. This original vision and
inspiration lives on with everything we do. Today, Simon Pearce artisans
in Vermont, Pennsylvania and Maryland are utilizing the same
handcrafting principles and techniques Simon brought with him from
Come in to Corrick’s today to see our fabulous collection of Simon Pearce Originals!