Martha's Vineyard Glassworks was founded by Andrew Magdanz, his wife Susan Shapiro, and Mark Weiner in 1992 and built on a piece of quintessential island farmland. The studio was intended to be a facility for glassblowers to work everyday, develop technical skills, create glasswork, and build a life around glassblowing.
The studio has grown from its beginnings as a fledgling studio with a small gallery to a substantial entity that offers an education of glassblowing to the public. The glassblowing studio can be observed from the gallery, which allows customers to watch a work of art come to life, from the raw materials and an artist's vision, to the final piece. This education of the medium offers more than just a visual experience; it links the viewer to the piece, creating a unique relationship between the work and our customers.