First-Class Glass

Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

No, I’m not talking about camera lenses OR airline travel!  I’m talking about beautiful, hand-crafted glass like that found at Lexington Glassworks in Asheville, North Carolina.

Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

I had intended to write this post a while back, but it sort of got lost in the shuffle of fall and the holidays.  During our visit to Asheville for our 40th anniversary, Kathy & I visited Lexington Glassworks during one of our walks around town.  We’ve visited Lexington before, and have acquired only a small amount of their glass, given the number of times we’ve been there, but it is one of those places we just have to visit whenever we are in town.

Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

One of the many cool things about Lexington is that they openly encourage picture taking.  I asked anyway, just to be polite, and the girl we talked to was very nice about it.  Sure, she said, let me know if you have any questions or need help.

Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

The larger pieces are stunningly beautiful, and the reason we don’t have more is that we just don’t have a suitable place to display things like that.  We have some shelves on order which will hopefully rectify that situation, although after buying the shelves we’ll need to re-stock the souvenir fund to buy more things to put on them! 😉

Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

Partially-related question: I post photos to Instagram through my Firefox browser, using a well-known workaround that “fools” Instagram into thinking I am on a mobile device.  I’ve taken the app off all of my mobile devices.  With the app I used to be able to create a post with multiple photographs, but can’t seem to find a way to do it through the browser.  Anyone have any experience with this?  I’d like to be able to share these photos in a single post and tag the company’s page, rather than post them individually, which makes for a really annoying feed!

Lexington Glass on display at Capella on 9 rooftop bar and tapas restaurant at the AC Hotel by Marriott Hotel in downtown Asheville, North Carolina
Lexington Glass on display at Capella on 9 rooftop bar and tapas restaurant at the AC Hotel by Marriott Hotel in downtown Asheville, North Carolina
Lexington Glassworks Studio in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

6 thoughts on “First-Class Glass”

  1. I love the wall hanging leaves. Now those could go in my small place. You’ve done a good job with this series. All your images do a wonderful job of bringing out the colors and patterns of the glasswork. Well done!

    I’m not on Instagram so I have no clue.

    1. Thanks, Monte. The glass pieces are really nice, and the studio is well lit which makes for great shadows and reflections. And allows a reasonably fast shutter speed!

      I enjoy Instagram as a way to share a few photos but mostly to follow other photographers without seeing a lot of junk. I limit who I follow and who follows me, and the narrow slice I see is not nearly as toxic as Facebook or Twitter.

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