Jason Probstein

Asheville, NC


Jason Probstein is known for creating traditional lamp-worked glass. He heats glass tubing and rod with a torch, and once in a molten state, he forms the glass by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. He uses Corning Pyrex, a strong and very durable glass.

Jason received a degree in scientific glassblowing from Salem Community College in New Jersey and has studied Venetian glass techniques at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.


Air plants (Tillandsias) are attractive and fascinating members of the pineapple family (bromeliad).  They are native to Latin America where they are found growing on rocks and trees without soil.  They receive all of their water and nutrients through scales on their leaves.  Their wire-like roots are used for anchoring only.  All Tillandsias bloom, and then produce off-shoots form the base of the plant. 

Light: Bright, but filtered.  Grow in the house within distance of a bright window.  No direct sun in the summer, late spring, or early fall. 

Water: Thoroughly wet your Tillandsia 2-3 times per week; more often in a hot dry environment, less often in a cool, humid one.  Plants should be given enough light and air circulation to dry in no longer than 4 hours after watering.