World's Largest Glass Pumpkin

World's Largest Glass Pumpkin

You’ve seen big pumpkins, but never one this big made of glass! Made by our Museum glassmakers, the giant pumpkin, which measures 97 inches (more than 8 feet) in circumference and weighs in at 70 pounds, is a popular part of our Fall Glass Harvest celebration.

The pumpkin was created in 2009 by the glassmakers who present the Museum’s live glassblowing demonstrations, led by George Kennard. The pumpkin-making process took a team of eight glassblowers more than 50 hours of work, 17 attempts, a lot of shattered glass, and a number of lopsided prototypes.

How do you make the World's Largest Blown Glass Pumpkin?

Giant Glass Pumpkin - growing and taking on the shape
Giant Glass Pumpkin - growing and taking on the shape