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Located in Staunton's Historic Downtown shopping and dining district.
Sunspots Studios is a gift gallery and glassblowing studio housed in Staunton’s historic downtown in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. Sunspots is a family-owned and run business, opened by Doug and Caroline Sheridan. They moved to Staunton in 1991 and rented a garage bay for their small copper business next door to a glassblower. Soon, Doug learned the skills to combine hand-blown glass and copper for unique designs. Doug and Caroline opened up the store together in 2000, with Doug running the glass shop, and Caroline the studio gallery. Over the years both the studio and products have changed, but their love of the business never has.
Our studio is open 4 days a week, with live glassblowing demonstrations every day. Our studio gallery is filled with beautiful art glass made in house, plus work by dozens of local and American artisans. You will find one-of-a-kind art pieces, as well as functional art for the home and garden. Vases, hummingbird feeders, oil candles, artisan jewelry, and more all glitter in our gallery. We offer one of Virginia’s most unique shopping experiences. Come in and feel our furnaces a’blazing.