The Olio is a 501c3 Glassblowing Studio and Social Enterprise focused on community, arts, empowerment, and sustainability.

We build Social Capital through the Arts and Entrepreneurship, using an inclusive, immersive, and sustainable approach to life and business.

Open since 2014, we feature a Youth Apprentice Program for 14-24 year-olds facing barriers, and we offer Workshops, Classes, Retail Shopping, Commissions, Field Trips, Team-Builders, & Private Parties for all! 

Our glassware is made from 99% recycled waste materials. We host a unique program of recycling and repurposing glass, a problem in many community landfills.

 The Showroom/Shop is Open
Tuesday - Saturday
11am - 3pm
Programs in the Hot Shop are by
or posted on the Calendar.

840 Mill Works Street, #150
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

gps 918 Bridge Street, 27101


The Olio is looking for furnace glassblowers to apply for an Entrepreneurial Internship in exchange for light production and basic workshop instruction. You must be able to make small two gather production for several hours at a time, sometimes unassisted. Interns will receive a small stipend, personal bench time, and an immersive entrepreneurial experience, including but not limited to: assistance with marketing, sales, startup, financial, and scaling your small glass business. Lodging is not provided, however, some assistance can be arranged. Both non-profit and for-profit minded are encouraged to apply. This is a short-term, 3-6 week INTERNSHIP, with possible extension for the right person. There is no deadline to apply and summer internships are possible. Send resume and 5-7 photo examples of most recent work to


Find our glassware at select locations in the Triad...
WINSTON-SALEM, NC:  Design Archives, Idlewild Interiors, Twin City Hive, Mary's Gourmet Diner, Colony Urban Farm Store, Sweet Aromaz Flower LoungeCoffee Park Arts, Sunnyside Mercantile
DANBURY, NC: The Arts Place         
GREENSBORO, NC: Just be, Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Hudson's HillDesign Archives