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Handmade Glass Ornaments & Wine Goblets by Glassblower Jason Probstien

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Glassblower Jason Probstein will be showcasing his awesome Scientific Glassblowing techniques during a series of live holiday demonstrations hosted by Mountain Made from now until Dec 23, 2019.


Mountain Made has been hosting holiday glass blowing demos by Jason for several years now. In fact many families have made special trips into town to view him at work and collect “this year’s new ornament”.

So naturally we are proud to welcome Jason back again for this year…check out our event schedule to learn more.


Jason is a lampworker (master scientific glassblower) living right here in Asheville, North Carolina. Jason received a degree in scientific glassblowing from Salem Community College and has studied Venetian glass techniques at the Penland School of Crafts.

He has performed residency glassblowing demonstrations at Walt Disney World, The Biltmore House and Gardens and downtown here at the Mountain Made Gallery.

Jason works glass tubing and rod with a torch to first heat and then shape his pieces. He uses Corning Pyrex, a strong and very durable glass art piece.

Fuming his wine glasses and champagne flutes with silver and gold makes them change color as the glass goes from full to empty. His most popular glass art pieces are his lightweight, yet durable hand blown holiday tree ornaments. Each ornament is unique in shape and color pattern.

While in Israel, Jason went to the National Museum and was inspired by ancient traditional glass works. There he saw glass pieces in many different shapes and sizes that inspired him. Once back in his studio here in North Carolina, he incorporated these beautiful ancient design elements into his own functional art.


Winter Wonderland 2019 (Black Friday) – Fun Things to Do at the Grove Arcade

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Winter Wonderland Celebration

Beginning November 29 (Black Friday), visitors to the Grove Arcade can recapture the holiday magic of yesteryear with Arcade’s annual Winter Wonderland celebration amid the historic building’s beautifully decorated halls.

Opening night festivities are free and open to the public and will run from 5:30-7:30 pm

Our (slightly) famous Winter Wonderland Celebration is a wonderful family event that includes:

  • The Arcade Tree & Hall Lighting Ceremony,
  • A performance by the Asheville Symphony Chorus (starts at 6PM),
  • Live glass blowing by Jason Probstein (11 – 2 pm),
  • And of course, Mountain Made will be OPEN late (until 8 pm) to help you kickoff your holiday shopping season.

Winter Wonderland Events

(Use hashtag #ShareWinterWonder to help us spread the word!)

Gingerbread Houses on Display – Friday, November 20 – Thursday, January 2 (All Day)

Winter Wonderland Opening Night – Friday, November 29, 5:30-7:30 pm

Kids Day! – Sunday, December 1, 1:00-3:00 pm

Music by the Mars Hill Brass Quintet – Saturday, December 7, 4:00-7:00 pm

Music by Aaron Price – Saturday, December 14, 3:00-6:00 pm

“Twas The Night Before Christmas” Read by Darr Conradson – Saturday, December 21, 1:00 pm

Roaring 20’s New Year Eve Party – Tuesday, Dec 31 (Tickets > )

We invite you to drop by the Arcade this Black Friday and check out all the local merchants and our annual Winter Wonderland celebration. Directions to the > Mountain Made gallery, inside the Grove Arcade

Shop Small (and Local) at Mountain Made

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Did you know that 67 percent of all the new jobs in the US are created by small and/or local companies?

We all know it is SO easy to order your holiday gifts online nowadays. Sure a couple of clicks and you are done, right?

But as you can see that dropping by and shopping at your small or local retailer this holiday season, you can have a BIG impact on our economy.

This is because when you shop at a local shop (like Mountain Made gallery) not only do you help support your community and provide jobs for your neighbors but you also get an amazing handcrafted gift as well.

This is why Mountain Made is a proud participate in the Small Business Saturday event.

Held on the Saturday day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is dedicated to supporting local, small businesses like our that create jobs and boost our local US economy.

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Holiday Open House 22-25, 2019 – Fun Things to Do at Mountain Made

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Come join us for Our Holiday Open House for Family Fun, Music and a visit from Santa!

Nov 22 – 25th, 2019


Friday, November 22 –  Asheville Ukulele Society Performance

The Asheville Ukulele Society will perform November 22nd from 1 – 3 pm in front of the Mountain Made Gallery! Drop by and sing with the group!  They will be playing all of your favorite Christmas songs and carols.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday November 22 to 25 –  Live Art Demos by Scientific Glassblower Jason Probstein

Starting at 11:00 AM, Jason will be blowing glass right inside the Mountain Made gallery – creating some of his signature Christmas tree ornaments. Jason was recently inducted into the world famous Southern Highlands Craft Guild. We invite you to come by and see this glassblowing master at work…

Sunday, November 24, Visiting with Santa

Yay! Our favorite winter-time elf, Santa Claus will be dropping by the gallery on Sunday from 1 – 3 pm to meet up with all his pint-size friends.

We invite you bring your camera and take photos of Santa with your family. Ole Mand Claus will be sitting outside the Mountain Made art gallery.

Jason Probstein: Asheville Glass Blower at Work For the Holidays


Scientific Glassblowing, Asheville NC

Schedule of Live 2019 Demos by Jason Probstein

Asheville Glass blower, Jason Probstein is a trained scientific glass blower who lives here in Asheville, North Carolina.

He uses Corning Pyrex glass tubing and rods to create his wonderful artwork. He uses a 3000 degree torch to heat and shape his glass art into strong and very durable pieces like his wonderful Christmas tree ornaments and goblets.

Asheville Glass blower creates Christmas ornaments


Jason received his degree in scientific glass blowing from the Salem Community College and has studied Venetian glass techniques at the Penland School of Crafts.

Jason as a nationally known glass blower has had his glass ornaments and other collectibles displayed in various art galleries and museum gift shops the throughout the Untied States (such as the Smithsonian).

His lightweight, yet durable Christmas ornaments are unique in both their shape, colors and patterns. It is this attention to detail that makes Jason’s work stand out among other glass artists.

Mountain Made is proud to have had Jason display his craft during the holiday season for the past 6 years. We invite you to come by the gallery and watch Jason at work.

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