Simon Pearce

At its core, Simon Pearce values moments of togetherness and it remains the inspiration behind every piece of hand blown glass created in its founder’s studios. Each piece in the collection is an artisanal work of art that is designed with “meaning, authenticity, and grace”. The vases, hurricanes, and tea lights make everyday living more beautiful. The seasonal figurines, photo frames, and glass trees tell stories of time and place and mark special moments.

Functionally Modern & Aesthetically Beautiful

In 1981, after years of apprenticeship in Europe, Simon Pearce moved to Vermont, the Green Mountain State, with a vision to create functionally modern and aesthetically beautiful hand blown glass that reflected his love of nature, life, simplicity, and togetherness. Entire glass collections are inspired by places that evoke personality, nature, and a completely unique aesthetic. With its fine wrapped glass strands, the Echo Lake Collection for example, is a tribute to the Vermont waterways that are frozen in winter and free flowing in summer.

Old World Artistry

Using centuries old traditions, each hand crafted piece of glass reflects Pearce’s vision to carry on his Old World artistry with an authentically American entrepreneurial spirit. How does your garden grow? With a Simon Pearce vase collection of course!

Sentimental Longing & Wistful Affection

With twenty two trees of various species and sizes, Simon Pearce pays tributes to the Green Mountain landscape that lured him decades ago as the ideal place to set up his glass making factory. It takes two and sometimes three artists working together to shape the forms of the trees that range from heavy, towering 26” specimens to tiny 4” crystalline trees. In some trees, air bubbles create a frosty effect and five-sided evergreens add texture and depth to a forest. Whether added to a personal collection over time or given as a holiday gift, the hand blown glass trees evoke a sentimental longing and wistful affection for the past, nostalgia for a period or place with happy personal associations. Simon Pearce’s glass forest reflects the complex human ecosystem that buffers the earth and supports a myriad of life experiences.
Indeed, every Simon Pearce handcrafted piece is the intersection of heirloom quality and modern life and is designed to enhance living, giving, and entertaining with heart.