Simon Pearce, artisan, master glass-blower and founder of the hand-crafted glass and pottery brand Simon Pearce, on Saturday will visit the Westport Simon Pearce store, 170 Main St.

To mark the start of the holiday season, Pearce is making three in-store appearances to meet with customers and hand sign pieces of his signature glass collection. He will be at the Westport store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The other two stores he will visit are in Greenwich and Quechee, Vt.

For more than 40 years, Simon Pearce, based in Vermont, has pursued a singular vision: to design and make beautiful, functional glassware and pottery which captures the individuality of the master artisan who makes it by hand, one piece at a time. Simon Pearce is one of the last American glassblowing companies in existence.

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