At Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery in historic downtown Grapevine, pumpkin carving takes on a unique twist with the help of professional glassblowers and a 2,000 degree furnace. Participants of all ages can help-create a one-of-a-kind glass pumpkin to display every year. Or, select your favorite from Vetro’s “pumpkin patch” of beautifully created pumpkins and gourds in all shapes and sizes made by the Vetro team of professional glassblowers.
The pumpkin help-create events combine the ancient art of glassblowing with a fun, interactive experience. Participants begin by selecting from five fall colors and applying it to the hot molten glass gather. The colored glass is heated in the 2,000 degree furnace and participants (ages 14 and older) assist the artist while the glass pumpkin is blown out and shaped. Due to the annealing process, pumpkins will be available for pick-up the next business day after 3:00pm (pumpkins made on Saturday will be available for pick-up the following Tuesday).
Vetro is offering the pumpkin help-create events every Friday and Saturday during October 7-29:
• Friday, October 7 – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
• Saturday, October 8 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
• Friday, October 14 – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
• Saturday, October 15 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
• Friday, October 21 – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
• Saturday, October 22 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
• Friday, October 28 – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
• Saturday, October 29 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
The cost is $55 plus tax for each hand-blown glass pumpkin. Reservations are required and can be made online. For more information, please visit www.vetroartglass.com or call 817-251-1668. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-6PM. Vetro Gallery is located at 701 S. Main Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051.