Shoppers in Wellesley and Weston can find an extensive collection of Simon Pearce hand made glassware and pottery at Lux Bond & Green‘s Central Street store in Wellesley.
Simon will be greeting customers on November 16, from 10:30 – 2:30 PM to do complimentary glass signing (etching).
About Simon Pearce: For over 40 years, Simon Pearce has pursued a singular vision: to design and make beautiful, functional glassware and pottery which captures the individuality of the master artisan who makes it by hand, one piece at a time. Headquartered in Vermont, Simon Pearce employs and trains a new generation of world-class designers, master craftsmen and women who create heirloom pieces that fit into any home, aesthetic and lifestyle.
The Craftsmanship: Uncommon anywhere in the world, Simon Pearce designs and makes all of its products by hand in the United States. Each piece bears the Pontil mark, the mark of its maker, softly rooted in each design.
Today, Simon Pearce mentors a new generation: a vibrant team of 46 glassblowers whose talents will enhance the Simon Pearce brand and its collections for years to come. Small teams of master glassblowers and ceramicists produce the extensive line of designs, individually making and hand-finishing each piece.
Who is Simon Pearce: Simon Pearce was raised in an adventurous and entrepreneurial family, who valued in equal measure the refined and beautifully crafted objects among which they lived and the raw landscape of rural Ireland where they made their home. Disappointed by the thousands of lifeless, uniform pieces of glass coming out of the big manufacturing companies, Simon sought to re-introduce the art of glassblowing. His goal was to design and create glass with soul, where perfection comes from the uniqueness of products that can only be made with the human hand. Simon Pearce opened his first workshop and store in Kilkenny, Ireland over 40 years ago. In 1980, Simon and his wife, Pia, moved the business to the United States. They sought a natural setting in which to live and work and found this in an old woolen mill on the banks of the Ottauquechee River in Quechee, Vermont. Simon designed and built the hydropower turbine, which today provides sustainable energy for the needs of the historic Mill, which now includes glassblowing operations, a restaurant and a retail store. Visitors are able to observe Simon Pearce master glassblowers and learn how glassware of the world’s greatest brilliance and clarity is made, one piece at a time. The Simon Pearce Mill in Quechee, is one of the most popular destinations in New England.
The Collections: Simon Pearce has spent the last 42 years developing an undeniable personal style, creating collections that blend the best of design with the most elemental aspects of nature, appealing to people who appreciate the beauty of the authentic.
Today the collections include:
• Glassware: Translucent in nature, glass is exceptionally versatile. Simon Pearce has 17 designs of glassware, spanning modern, contemporary, casual, traditional and classic. Product categories include bowls, vases, barware, stemware, pitchers, decorative items and collectibles)
• Dinnerware: Simon Pearce has six lines of dinnerware for any home setting, including serveware and bakeware pottery.
• The Pure Gallery: An artistic line of glass and studio pottery. The Pure Gallery is the fullest demonstration of the Simon Pearce brand for the discerning collector.