Here at GlassblowerBen, we are thrilled to announce an exciting event happening soon right here at our very own studio. GlassblowerBen’s Ben Dombey has been selected as a featured “Maker” by Maker’s Mark. This recognition comes after years of hard work and a mastery of his craft. Maker’s Mark has scoured the country to find influential artists and artisans who create inspirational pieces. They have partnered with GlassblowerBen to throw an invitation-only event that highlights both their delicious cocktails and the beautiful glassware in which they are served.
On November 29th, a select number of people will be able to join us at the next Maker’s Mark “Meet the Maker.” Featuring crafty cocktails and delicious food, the highlight of the evening will be a glassblowing demonstration by Ben Dombey, finishing off with a Maker’s Mark tasting tour led by Maker’s Mark Diplomat Frank Krockenberger.
Meet & Drink
The event starts at 5:00 P.M., where guests can grab a drink and meet with some of the team members at the studio’s main entrance.
Glassblowing & Whiskey Tasting
After this, there will be a glass blowing demonstration by Ben at 6:00pm, followed up by a Maker’s Mark portfolio tasting with Frank.
Cocktails, Snacks & Networking
The night will cap off with premium Maker’s Mark cocktails and snacks while networking with Ben and the Maker’s Mark team.
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 glassblowing 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 Master's 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.
Frank started his career with Beam Suntory in October of 2015. He has what may be called the best job out there, educating and selling the Maker’s Mark portfolio of Bourbon. When Frank isn’t building relationships at one of the many great New Orleans bars and restaurants, he is at home with his wife Leslie and their two daughters, Delaney and Leighton. They travel as often as possible to draw on different experiences and indulge in their love of seeing new places.
Custom Glassblowing with GlassblowerBen
We hope to see you at our upcoming event, but you don’t have to wait until the end of November to come check us out! Contact GlassblowerBen today and see all the amazing glassware we can craft just for you!