About Us

Ouray Glassworks and Pottery was founded by Sam and Diane Rushing in 1991 in the beautiful alpine village of Ouray, Colorado. Equipped with a degree in chemistry and soils, glassblower Sam Rushing built his first studio on a side street in the heart of town. After six years Ouray Glassworks and Pottery moved to the present central location at 619 Main Street. Sam and Diane enthusiastically created their art and ran a welcoming gallery for 26 years. 

In 2017 Annie Quathamer had the opportunity to carry on the Ouray Glassworks and Pottery tradition in Ouray. Annie apprenticed with the Rushings to begin to learn the skills and techniques of glassblowing and the distinguished style of pottery made at OGP. She has fallen in love with these intriguing and captivating art-forms and is passionate to continue to grow as a glassblower and potter. Inspired by nature and connection with people, Annie enjoys reflecting this in her work through colors, shapes and use.

Ouray Glassworks and Pottery is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

A visit to Ouray Glassworks and Pottery is a memorable and pleasant part of experiencing the majestic mountain hamlet of Ouray, Colorado in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. 

 

We invite you to visit our gallery whenever you are in Ouray. We also strongly suggest that if you haven't visited Ouray, you make plans to do so in the future. It is truly one of the most gorgeous mountain towns you will ever visit, with abundant opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Please call us or stop by when you are in search of unique handmade gifts or pieces for your home.

 

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