Pull off along Highway 1 to see the town of Harmony and experience contemporary glass art at Harmony Glassworks.

SLO CAL (San Luis Obispo County) is home to many unusual sights: a heard of zebras, an alley full of bubblegum, a castle on a hill, a movie set buried in sand dunes, a hotel covered in pink, a waterfall onto a black sand beach and perhaps California’s smallest town called Harmony.

Exterior of old harmony glassworks buildingAbout Harmony, CA

A quirky and quaint town, Harmony boasts a whopping population of 18. But don’t let the size fool you, it’s a gem of a stop-off filled with treasures and treats created by resident creatives.

Set amongst the rolling ranch lands between Cayucos and Cambria, make a turn onto Old Creamery Road and you’re ‘downtown.’ Here you’ll find 7 buildings. Home to Harmony Valley Creamery (and its scoop truck!), a pottery shop, chapel, Harmony Cellars Winery and Harmony Glassworks: a glass blowing studio and storefront.

Looking to play mayor for the day? You can rent out the entire town of Harmony for your next event!

Man standing in front of glass furnace in Harmony t-shirtHarmony Glassworks

Established in 2007, Harmony Glassworks is an art gallery and studio all in one. Walk through the extensive variety of handmade glass from some of the best glass artists in the world. Items available for purchase include vases, jewelry, stained glass, ornaments and more!

Make your own glass with one- or two-hour experience. During your class you will design, blow and shape your own piece – no experience required. Or catch one of Harmony Glassworks’ artists crafting their pieces in the open studio.

Nate Nix (featured in this video) is one of the artists of Harmony Glassworks. He has a long history working with fire – as a chef, a firefighter, welder and now a glass sculptor. Nate is one of the 18, who call Harmony home. To see his work, visit the gallery, open 9 – 5 every day, or go to harmonygalssworks.com.

glass blowing art being made at Harmony GlassworksHoliday Shopping in SLO CAL

SLO CAL Crafted celebrates the numerous crafters and artisans in San Luis Obispo County who produce outstanding products. If you’re looking for a special gift for someone on your list, shop the certified businesses here. Or celebrate the season with experiences hosted by SLO CAL Crafted artisans. Learn more about hands-on holiday activities here.

And if you’re looking for a last-minute gift that will be cherished for years to come, pick up a unique and handmade ornament from Harmony Glassworks at 2190 Old Creamery Road in Harmony, CA.