Ouray Glassworks and Pottery Company


If you venture into this glassware and pottery shop at the right time, proprietress Di Rushing may urge you to go out back and watch her husband, Sam, blowing glass in his studio. With a 2,500-degree open furnace blazing in the background, he handles liquid glass with one hand, roots through a pile of colored glass shards with the other, and talks all the while about the laws of thermodynamics. How does he keep from getting cut or burned? "I got a real high threshold for pain," he says. Inside, you can see the fruit of his labors; vases, tumblers, limited-edition glass angels, ornaments, and a few installation pieces as well as Di's pottery. Her dishwasher-safe, microwavable dinnerware comes in three matte glazes: linen brown, copper green, and denim blue. She also makes what she calls "little critters," decorative stoneware rabbits, cats, and other creatures.


619 Main St
Ouray, CO 81427


38.02301000, -107.67147000
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(970) 325-0275

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