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Art of Fire Contemporary Glass Studio began in 1984 when Foster Holcombe and Theda Hansen lit their first furnace at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, Maryland. A short time later, they established a small gallery and hotshop at the Historic Savage Mill. They outgrew that space and in 1999, and lit the furnace at their current location, a re-purposed dairy barn in northern Montgomery County, MD. The barn is now home to our gallery and hot shop where we work,
teach glassblowing classes and enjoy making glass for our customers.

We're open Tuesday through Friday 10AM to 4:30PM Eastern time.
Saturday and Sunday by appointment. Please call (301)253-6642
Please call us Tuesday through Friday to let us know you're coming!

Please contact us with any questions on pricing or style, or to order a piece.
Most pieces are available in a variety of colors and styles!

Art of Fire
7901 Hawkins Creamery Road
Laytonsville, MD 20882
[email protected]

From Washington,DC and Northern VA

Most direct route. 270N, exit Shady Grove. Once on Shady Grove, continue north. At Muncaster Mill, Shady Grove north changes to Airpark Rd. Continue north to 128 north (Woodfield Rd.)

Turn right on 128 heading north to Warfield Rd. Right on Warfield Rd. following it to ‘T’ at 108. Turn left on 108. Go through the village of Laytonsville and continue 2.2 miles into the Agricultural Reserve.

Left only onto Hawkins Creamery Rd. and down 0.8 mile on right. (repurposed dairy barn with flags on the driveway).

From Annapolis area

Rt. 97 to Rt. 32 west to Clarksville south and/or west on Rt. 108 to Olney. Thru Olney 8 miles on Route 108 to Laytonsville. Thru Laytonsville on Rt. 108 (2.2 miles) to Hawkins Creamery Rd. Left on Hawkins Creamery to 7901 on the right. (0.8 mile).

From Baltimore

I-70 to exit 73 (Lisbon/Woodbine). Rt 94 south to dead end (8 miles) at Rt. 108. Left on 108. 1 mile to hard right (still 108).Continue ¼ mile to first right on Hawkins Creamery Road to 7901 on the right (0.8 mile).