Hudson Beach Glass in Beacon, an artisan glass shop housed in a historic firehouse, offers handmade crafts and classes in glassblowing.
Co-owner John Gilvey, who has been making glass for more than 40 years, shares his thoughts on this ancient art form in a video by Mark Westin. “There’s a certain part of humanity that wants something that was created by somebody else’s hands rather than a machine,” he says. “It’s how we connect to each other.”Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a donation to support our work. Even $5 a month, charged automatically to your credit card, would be terrific. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.