Shopping can be a very unemotional experience. You choose a product, pay for it and then take it home. A sticker on the base might give an indication of its origin, but what does ‘Made in Bermuda’ really tell you? Was it made by hand with love and care, or was it made by a machine? Was the craftsman old or was he young? You really don’t have any idea. Maybe you don’t care, but for those who do the Dockyard Glassworks may just be for you.
Here visitors can pull up a chair and watch Bermuda’s glassblowers create a unique work of art. Feel the heat of the furnace and watch in amazement as a honey-like mass of molten glass is gradually transformed into a colourful vase or fluted dish. Admire the teamwork and experience of the skilled craftsmen as they complete the various stages in one fluid-like movement.
You could probably buy something similar in a department store, but we’d rather come here.