Friday, February 26, 2010

Simon Pearce

For many east coasters Simon Pearce is a household name.  He is a world-renowned glass blower and owns many high-end restaurants.  His workshop in Vermont is a great place to visit and the majority of his collections are named after Vermont towns.  As a Vermont grad and a Vermont bride we received many Simon Pearce pieces that are exquisite.  In fact, our everyday wine glasses are from the Cavendish Collection and are special to us because we were married in Cavendish, Vermont.

The Olympics were the topic of conversation at last night's dinner with B's parents and they asked if I had seen the interview with Simon Pearce and his wife Pia.  When I mentioned I hadn't, they told me that Simon's son, Kevin Pearce, was supposed to be on the US Olympic Snowboarding Team and a favorite for the gold medal.  In training he suffered a brain injury and has been in the hospital since December 31st.   I found this article and was amazed to read more about how extraordinary this family is.  My heart goes out to the Pearce family and we pray for Kevin's fast recovery.


suburban prep said...

I have been a fan of Simon Pearce's work for quite some time now.
I even gave my parent's a bowl as a gift when I got married.
I had given them another one prior and they now have a matched set.

sara said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! Those glasses are absolutely beautiful...

Jo said...

I've just stumbled upon your blog ~ what fun!

I love the glasses and the flowers in the previous post are wonderful. I'll have to keep those in mind for our Easter brunch.