See the art of glass blowing

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:03

    Port Jervis - Celebrate arts and the season as you watch artists transform hot molten glass into extraordinary works of art. See it happen at Gillinder Glass Factory and Store The Gillinder Glass Factory’s special tours are Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy this rare opportunity to watch the age old art of glass blowing. Watch with amazement as Gillinder’s guest artist Al Hough, transforms hot molten glass into beautiful hand blown decorative pieces. Gillinder Brothers has been making glass since 1861, and still manufactures glass products in the historic building it has occupied since 1912. Along with its own line of classic glass collectibles, the Gillinder Glass Store features the works of over 85 other glass artists worldwide. Boasting the largest collection of glass art in the area, the Gillinder Glass Store features glass made by a variety of techniques including hand blown, hand pressed, stained glass, lampworking, and hand painted glass. For those that appreciate one of a kind art to holiday best sellers, Gillinder Glass gift store has it all. Gillinder Glass is located off Exit 1 of I-84, in Port Jervis, NY. Follow the Gillinder Glass Museum signs. The factory store is open 7 days a week. Regular tour hours are Monday - Friday 10:15 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Factory store hours are Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday noon - 4 p.m. Groups are welcome, and should call ahead for tour rates and details at 845-856-5375. You can also visit Gillinder Glass on the web at