Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
Great Glass Pumpkin Patch @ MIT is an annual installation of 1,000
handblown glass pumpkins, created by artists from the MIT Glass
Lab and The Bay Area Glass Institute. Proceeds from this event benefit
The MIT Glass Lab, where the MIT community can learn and practice
the art of glassblowing.
Great Glass Pumpkin Patch came to MIT in 2001 after a residency
in the Glass Lab by 14 members of the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI).
The Bay Area Glass Institute (a non-profit corporation located in
San Jose, CA), was founded in 1995 by San Jose State graduate Bobby
Bowes and MIT alumnus Mike Binnard.
week or so, beginning, intermediate, and advanced students work
together for a few hours in teams of six or seven to produce pumpkins
for the sale. Production for the October event continues steadily
throughout the year in order to achieve our goal of 1000-1200 pumpkins.
Dates for next year's patch will be announced on this website.
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