Simon designs and manufactures original products in hand blown glass and handmade pottery. Founded in 1971, Simon Pearce originated as a small glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. In 1981, the operation moved to a historic woolen mill on the banks of the Ottauquechee River in Quechee, Vermont. Today, Quechee remains as the flagship for Simon Pearce's retail, restaurant and production activities.
At Simon Pearce, the glass is made by employing the old European studios. Under the guidance of a master glassblower, glassblower works in a team of two to create one piece at a time. Each piece is handblown and hand finished. these traditional techniques give each piece of Simon Pearce glass its own distinct character.