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Tracy Southers Parker
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GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – November 19, 2014 – Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery, located in historic downtown Grapevine, is “heating up” the holiday season with its help-create-your-own hand-blown glass ornament sessions on select dates beginning November 22 through December 27. These unique, one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments are an ideal keepsake or gift, and a fun experience for the entire family.

 

Back by popular demand, the Extreme Ornament Blowout allows participants to experience firsthand the ancient art of glass-blowing. Each participant may select colors from the entire color palette of glass and apply the colors to the hot molten glass gather. Then the individual reheats the glass color in the 2,000 degree furnace (14 years old or above); he/she stays by the artist and watches as their ornament is blown out and a glass hook is attached. Due to the annealing process, ornaments will be available for pick-up the next business day after 3:00pm. The cost is $50 plus tax for each hand-blown glass ornament (under 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian). Reservations are required for the Extreme Ornament Blowout and must be made in advance online.

 

Vetro is also offering its Traditional Help-Create Ornament Making Sessions which have become a favorite holiday activity for many families. Each participant selects colors from four pre-selected mixes and applies the colors to the hot molten glass gather. The participant stays by the glass artist while the colors are heated in the 2,000 degree furnace and then blown-out and a glass hook attached. Due to the annealing process, ornaments will be available for pick-up the next business day after 3:00pm. The cost is $30 plus tax for each hand-blown glass ornament. Reservations are not required and participation is available on a first come, first serve basis (under 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian).

For more information about the hand-blown glass holiday ornaments, please visit www.vetroartglass.com. Vetro is located at 701 S. Main Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051.

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