Lexington Glassworks, located in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC, was born out of the desire to create timeless and innovative hand-blown glass. Each piece is skillfully crafted using century old techniques and locally sourced material with the singular goal of creating top-notch work.
Driven by a mutual desire to do what we love and armed with a strong vision, we set out to open Lexington Glassworks. Like most great ideas, Lexington Glassworks began to take shape over beers with friends. Both looking for the next adventure and at the end of our inadvertently parallel road trips across America, we landed in Asheville. Trusting our gut and already enamored with the area from previous visits to the Penland School of Crafts we knew we wanted to be in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Together we worked to design, build and create a studio and gallery that would reflect our passion for glassblowing, vision for unique design, and desire to share all of this with you.
Proud to be a part of one of the Southeast’s most renowned arts destination, we are committed to and passionate about the continued cultivation of the glass community in Asheville. At Lexington Glassworks, we pride ourselves on our open door culture. By inviting you to view the glassblowing process from start to finish, we hope to grow an appreciation for and relationship with the artist making the glass and the pieces on display in the gallery. We invite you to watch the artists at work, as well as peruse the gallery for the perfect accent piece for your home, office or a unique gift for a special occasion.
Our studio is unique in that we invite people to sit, enjoy a beer, and watch the art of glassblowing. We pride ourselves on our open door culture and the bar really is an extension of that principle. Throughout the year you can enjoy a small selection of rotating Asheville craft beers on tap. We host a variety of collaborative events, most notably a monthly Glassworks Concert Series. It’s important to us to encourage and foster a relationship with makers and artists of different creative mediums, whether that is craft brewers, local musicians, or artists. The Lexington Glassworks encompass the best of Asheville — art, community, and beer.
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Owners Billy and Geoff each bring a decades worth of glassblowing experience and arts management to Lexington Glassworks. Both are graduates of the internationally recognized Alfred University and have traveled extensively to study with some of the best glass artists and technicians in the world.
As the former head studio technician at the prestigious Pittsburgh Glass Center, Billy honed his skills in glass studio operations, equipment building and maintenance. Geoff developed his acute sense of design and innovation through his years spent managing a nationally regarded glass blowing studio in the Southwest. Together Billy and Geoff carefully designed and hand-crafted each piece in the gallery, showcasing their combined commitment to high-quality hand-blown glass.