Welcome to Prairie Fire Glass! We’re a professional glassworking studio and gallery in Monticello, Illinois.

Owned and operated by glass artist Jim Downey, Prairie Fire Glass features beautiful and functional artworks like vases, bowls, jewelry, and ornaments. Each piece is one of a kind, handmade on site. Here are a few recent works:

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Our unique retail store has a gallery in the front and a working studio in the back, so when you visit in person, you can watch live glassblowing demos while browsing the extensive variety of finished pieces.

Along with the glass, we stock mixed-media work from local artists — you’ll find everything from greeting cards to paintings, sculpture, and photography.

Prairie Fire Glass is a family-run small business, and we’re proud to be one of the eclectic restaurants and shops in downtown Monticello. Monticello’s a hidden gem that’s a great place to visit, but if you can’t make it in person, no problem! You can order direct and we’ll ship your items in just a few days.

We also keep busy with events like seasonal art festivals and glassblowing classes. Here’s what’s on the calendar for the next few weeks:

Check the full schedule for more info about what’s happening soon.

We also keep busy with events like seasonal art festivals and glassblowing classes. Check the full schedule for more details.

Thanks so much for stopping by!