Second Opinion Magazine
The Glass Orchard: Combining Art and Agriculture
The Glass Orchard was established in 2017 when owners, Jon Chapman and Dawn Passineau, purchased a property with plans to build a glass studio. The property is home to a 4-acre orchard that produces 10 varieties of apples, which the owners manage and harvest themselves. Their love of the arts and creating objects by hand provided a natural transition to become orchardists in addition to glass artists. They feel that like art, the orchard also demands creativity, passion, and perseverance.
Apples are just one of this unique business’s diverse endeavors. New this year, the orchard will be introducing two varieties of their very own apple cider wine along with wine tasting throughout the season. In the fall, their retail store offers fresh apples, u-pick apples, wine, blown and fused glass, household goods, jams, syrups, honey, cider as well as local handmade art. Live glass blowing demonstrations on specific dates will be available to view onsite when visiting their orchard this fall. Observe firsthand how some of the pieces in the store are created.
With over 16 years of experience, the owners of The Glass Orchard are prepared to customize projects of any size. From architectural installations to home decor, creativity and craftsmanship are at the forefront of their practice. They are excited to share with the community their passion for glass as an artistic medium.
Be sure to check out the Fall Glass Pumpkin Patch sale, where over 500 hand blown glass pumpkins will be on display, all made by the owners in their studio. The Glass Orchard continues to offer apples, orchard products, and seasonal glass gifts through the holiday season.
Year round, they offer private and public hands-on classes in glass suitable for all ages and experience levels. Contact Dawn and Jon at email@example.com or (715) 252-0720. They look forward to meeting you and talking all things apples, glass, and art.