We were recently inCambridge, Mass and heard about the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch at MIT. Being near Halloween we had to go check this out. Spread out on the grass was hand-blown glass pumpkins, created by artists from the MIT Glass Lab. We were there late in the afternoon and they were getting ready to close up but it was still a bumper crop sight to behold. There were glass pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, colors and designs. Many of the works were in vivid colors, with swirls, stripes, spots and unusual stems. I saw pumpkins priced from $85 to $400.
Apparently every week or so, beginning, intermediate, and advanced students work together for a few hours in teams to produce pumpkins for the sale. They have a goal of 1000 – 1200 pumpkins. Proceeds from this event benefit the MIT Glass Lab, where the MIT community can learn and practice the art of glassblowing.
So if you find yourself in Cambridge, Mass in early October be sure and check out this unusual pumpkin patch