Hands-On: Classes and Workshops

The Hot Glass Experience
A 2-2.5 hour mini-workshop and introduction to working with hot glass. 

Hot Glass Blowing Lessons
Hands-on instruction in the basics of blown glass and glass sculpting.
Requires minimum 5 class commitment.

Corporate Team Building
Have fun together outside of work!

See the Calendar for scheduled class and workshop dates.

The Hot Glass Experience

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).
Workshops in session most Saturdays.
Call to discuss scheduling other days or for private group events.

FAQ
My Groupon is getting ready to expire or has expired already, can I still use it?
Yes, we will honor your Groupon, whether it’s expired or getting ready to expire.

What should I wear to my glass experience?
Natural Fibers and closed toe shoes. Natural fibers consist of:
cotton, wool, hemp, silk, linen

Can my kids come and watch?
This depends on the maturity of the child(ren). Please remember we will be working with HOT GLASS, Metal poles, etc.

If I want to add on different effects in my glass piece, can I add this once I get into the studio?
You can add on different effects to your glass once you get to the studio and pay for the add ons at the time of your experience.

Can I change my mind about the shape or object that I want to make, from the one I booked online?
Yes, once you get to the studio, you can change your mind about the object you want to make!

How do we get our pieces of artwork after the experience? Next day pick up or shipping.
Either way is fine. You can make those arrangements at the time of your experience.

Add-ons:

Simple Objects + $0.00 (included in the cost of experience)
Can be marbled, swirled or ribbon, with or with air bubbles

  • Paperweight
  • Egg
  • Gge (opposite of an egg – an inverted triangle)
  • Heart
  • Rock
  • Disc
  • Ring Tray
  • Pulled Flowers

Modified Shapes +$25

  • Perfect Sphere
  • Cylinder
  • Angel Wings
  • Bird
  • Penguin or standing bird
  • Half Moon
  • Cube
  • Pyramid
  • Ring Holder
  • Sun Catcher
  • Sand Dollar

Other add-ons

  • Memorial Ash Inclusions (+25)
  • Dichroic Bits +$25
  • Full Dichroic +$45
  • Fancy Cane (variable)
  • Murrini (variable)

 

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Hot Glass Blowing Lessons

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.

Advance registration for 5 sessions: $300
Class card expires after one year.