Pearl of a Party – Treasuring 30 Years at Wimberley Glasswork
June 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
On June 11, 2022, Wimberley Glassworks will celebrate 30 years of showing guests how the ancient art of glass blowing is done. Experience a day of art, island-inspired cocktails, food truck, and live entertainment, along with buried treasures at Wimberley Glassworks gallery and studio.
San Marcos, Texas
June 11, 2022 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wimberley Glassworks gallery and studio
6469 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos 78666
Event page: https://wgw.com/pages/
Eventbrite ticket holders get entered into an additional drawing
Part of the 2nd Saturday Gallery Trail in Wimberley, Texas
Treasuring 30 Years! Tim de Jong, owner and head gaffer of Wimberley Glassworks, invites you to join us for a Pearl of a Party. Celebrate with us to the steel drums then shimmer and sway into an afternoon of reggae with Roland & The Roots Riddim. Sip cocktails and grab lunch from an island-inspired food truck. See our team of artisans create works of art before your eyes in a live glassblowing demonstration. Go on a hunt for your own treasure and giveaways, as you voyage through an art reveal adventure that opens a chest of memories and new collections.
Tim de Jong, owner and head gaffer, was born in Canada. He studied glass at Alfred University in New York after his father made him work his way home cross country for over a year, in deciding to go to college. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in glass art from Tyler’s School of Art at Temple University located in Pennsylvania. In 1991, Tim came to Texas on vacation and fell in love with the Texas Hill Country, then decided to set up shop.
Since that time, the studio has grown from a one-man operation to a seven-person team, creating art glass collections, lighting designs, and art installations featured in luxury and commercial properties nationally, most notably Keurig/Dr. Pepper.
“Glass is a sensual, sexy, seductive material. Everyone wants to touch it, and everyone is afraid to touch it. When you make a piece, you can’t just go in and make a glass piece. You just can’t work the material without pouring your soul into it.”