A Stained Glass Village
November 12 – December 30, 2018
The Sandwich Glass Museum is pleased to present A Stained Glass Village: From the Collection of Annalise and Tom Nelson, featuring over 100 illuminated stained glass houses and churches augmented with hand-made glass trees and animals.
“Stained glass” generally refers to the process of combining various shapes of already colored glass with (traditionally) strips of lead. The stained-glass houses, along with the lamp-worked flora and fauna, made by both American and European artists, may have taken upwards of 20 hours to complete a single house.
Little vignettes of quaint stained glass communities at twilight will enchant guests both young and old.
The Sandwich Glass Museum is delighted to share this magical collection throughout the holiday season.
9th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas
November 12 – December 30, 2019
Visit Sandwich Glass Museum where hundreds of unique glass ornaments made by the finest Cape Cod glass artists, will adorn Christmas trees in the Museum Shop and it’s Contemporary Gallery.
Unable to attend the event? There is a small representation of each local artist showcased in our on line store here: click here to be redirected to the ornaments
A walk inside the Color & Chemistry room brings James Lloyd, the factory chemist, to life as he describes the travails of creating innovative colors to make the factory’s glass more competitive. Cabinets mysteriously open to reveal his secret batch book, his favorite glass. A handkerchief on the counter flutters as he complains about the uranium dust he uses to make a beautiful canary yellow. The 2 1/2 minute demonstration is full of surprises and entertaining as well as educational.