The intrigue of the art of glassblowing is one that dates back centuries. Traditionally the secrets of this passionate craft were passed down to a select few – father and son or master and apprentice. Gail and his team at Salado Glassworks proudly work as keepers of that art, while also pushing it to new limits with each piece they place their hand and heart to. The down home style gallery at Salado Glassworks is artfully lined with vessels, vases, sculptures, drinkware, ornaments and more, each of which have their own voice, distinct style and story. Because each new creation is formed directly by the artist’s hand, it is a guarantee that no two pieces are ever the same.
Salado Glassworks opened in an old, tumbledown potter’s studio on the south end of town in historic Salado, Texas. As Gail followed in his mentor Bob Rynearson’s footsteps to continue making the art of glassblowing accessible to the Central Texas community, his following rapidly began to grow. In 2014, Glassworks expanded into its current home of 5,000+ square feet of gallery and working studio space. Guests are welcome to watch the SGW team work, participate in interactive events, shop the gallery and work with Gail to produce custom fine art glass.