February 6, 2018: Tim DeJong
Owner, Wimberley Glassworks
Tim DeJong was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. He studied ceramics, sculpture and glass at Alfred University in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in glass art from Tyler's School of Art at Temple University located in Pennsylvania.
In 1991, DeJong came to Texas on vacation and fell in love with the Texas Hill Country. Within a year of his visit, he purchased property and opened Wimberley Glassworks just south of the village of Wimberley, TX. He is the sole owner and employs three other full time glassblowers.
In 2006, Wimberley Glassworks moved to a new and larger location. What started as a small shop with a few lawn chairs for visitors to view glassblowing has grown into an air-conditioned shop with seating for 90 people. DeJong has built the company into the Southwest's premiere art glass and custom lighting studio. Wimberley Glassworks collections and lighting can be seen in homes worldwide.