Glass came into Ben Dombey’s life in 2003. It was like a release, a calling, a passion, and an addiction all rolled into one beautiful muscular fire-dance. Ben has devoted his life to this calling ever-since.
Ben majored in glass blowing at Tulane University in New Orleans and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2008. After two more years of working in the New Orleans glass world it was time to head to grad-school at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received a Masters of Fine Arts in 2012.
A versatile and accomplished artist, Dombey has traveled around the world to work with the best of the best. He currently lives in New Orleans and continues to make glass full time.
You'll find Ben's sculptural work on bendombey.com
About the Glasses
The goal to create the perfect rocks glass began after a trip to Scotland in 2011 and, after years of experimentation, he started Glassblowerben, LLC, to produce these glasses.
The original is the medium size glass, perfect for a nice whiskey on the rocks. Different sizes evolved for those who take their scotch neat or enjoy a fresh mixed margarita with just enough salt on the rim. Every single glass that we make is inflated by lung power and is 100% hand made in the United States.
The glasses have a fabulous weight to them and truly feel great in your hand and sensuous on the lips. They have a unique texture on the lower half. This adds to the hand made quality, makes them very distinct, and really shows off your favorite beverage. No matter what stamp is on the underside of the glass, side by side they always look like a great set.
As with anything handmade, glasses will vary slightly from one another, adding to their unique charm.
Everything tastes better from artisan glass.