Virtu Art Glass Studio


Featuring the handmade jewelry creations of Susan Chapman Thomas, and the beautiful and unique works of hot glass by artist Alex Brand. Find an exquisite collection of Alex Brand decorative glass vases, bowls, ornaments, suncatchers, home décor and drinkware. Virtu also features Clifford Earl found art birdhouses and flying machine sculptures, Josh Simpson Glass Art, and Marsha Heatwole wildlife acrylic paintings, magnets & note cards.

Susan Chapman Thomas Jewelry

Susan designs and creates unique and contemporary jewelry by combining 14 & 18 karat gold or sterling silver with precious and semi-precious stones and materials. Her jewelry reveals the meticulous and pristine craftsmanship of a master goldsmith and artist. She thoughtfully designs each piece of jewelry to incorporate a comfortable fit with lasting durability.

Glassblowing Demo

Watch a live glassmaking demonstration in the Virtu Studio “Hot Shop” as master glassmaker Alex Brand and his team works with hot molten glass on the end of a pipe and skillfully forms it into an ornament, bowl or vase. Glassblowing Demo is complimentary. 

Glassblowing Hands-on Experience

Receive one-on-one instruction during this glassblowing learning experience. Learn the fundamentals of glass blowing and create your own piece of glass artwork.
Virtu is located at the Art Colony Shops on Alabama Row. For more information go to for schedule and prices. Locate more details by visiting the Virtu Glassblowing Demo or Glassblowing Experience on the activities page or daily calendar.