A 2-2.5 hour mini-workshop and introduction to working with hot glass. After a short demo, we’ll guide participants in stretching and shaping the 2,000 degree glass to create a beautiful paperweight or object d’art. This hands-on studio session allows you to select and apply colors, twist and turn the molten glass, then shape the materials according to your creative vision. A unique and fun activity that the whole family can participate in (kids must be over 12). The perfect introduction to the glass studio-also a great choice for group events!
All participants will take home a beautiful glass object that they have made. No prior glass experience needed. All glass creations must anneal overnight and will be ready for pick-up the next day (shipping available).
Advance Reservation Prices
Glass Egg Workshop: $85
Paperweight Workshop: $85
Glass Heart Workshop: $85
Glass Bird Workshop: $110
Blown Cup or Vase Workshop: $130
Blown Floppy Bowl Workshop: $130
Workshops in session most Saturdays. Call to discuss scheduling other days or for private group events.
Requires minimum 5 class commitment.
Hands-on instruction in the basics of blown glass and glass sculpting:
vocabulary, introduction to use of tools and equipment, properties of the glass medium; techniques for manipulating hot glass to achieve desired results.
Classes will be small with supportive and personalized instruction in a team environment.
In each session students will learn how to safely work with molten glass, gather glass from the furnace, apply color, blow out and/or sculpt and shape.
Examples of objects that we will make: paperweights, marbles, vessel forms (cups/vases/bowls/plates). Each student will take home several objects that they have made themselves over the 5 sessions. Students will leave the class with new ideas, techniques, and concepts for further work in glass.
These 2+ hr sessions are available on a drop-in basis with advance purchase of 5-class card. Ongoing classes will meet Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings; each class will be structured in a way that that doesn’t require sequential attendance. In other words, students can come on any five Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. Class card expires after one year.
Advance registration for 5 sessions: $300
This class offers advice and strategies to problems commonly encountered
by the intermediate glass blower. In this 2 day hands-on workshop, we
will address the following topics:
- Setting up a good bubble
- How to choose a bubble setup for different kinds of work
- Popping a bubble without using the marver
- How to fix a setup
- Avoiding thin bottoms
- Punty problems–the transfer and knock off
- Thick lips
- Thin lip wraps
Additionally you will learn:
- Why you really need a soffietta
- Using the dreaded blow hose
- Choosing the right pair of jacks for the job
Intermediate Glass Workshop: $600
Call for scheduling.