Andrew Rose

As a glassblower with over two decades of experience, I specialize in crafting small, highly detailed items such as jewelry, ornaments, and marbles, and other gifts including hummingbird feeders and planters.

My creations are hand-blown using high-quality borosilicate glass. Commonly referred to as Pyrex, borosilicate glass can withstand much higher temperatures than most other types of glass and is more durable. My work is created using a torch burning propane and oxygen, and all of my pieces are kiln-fired at 1050 degrees to anneal them for added strength. This also serves to enhance many of the colors, which is a process known as striking. In addition to a variety of colored glasses, I also use 24-karat gold and .9999 fine silver in a process called fuming. Adding these precious metals produces many of the colors and finishes you see in my art.

My pieces are created in my home studio in Crozet, Virginia where I continue to be inspired by new possibilities for my art every day.

Andrew Rose

Hours:
Thurs 11–5
Fri 11–5
Sat 11–5
Sundays 12–5
Address:
118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.