Are you interested in learning to blow glass?

This is where you start!  We offer a series fo group classes (maximum of 4 students / instructor) that are progressive in nature.  You build on each of the competencies you learn as you go.  After you have successfully finished the Intro to Glassblowing Class you can get approval to rent time and practice your craft.  If there are skills that you need to work on you can book some one-on-one time with one of our gaffers to improve them.  This is your personal time but your glassmaking buddy can attend with you (for the same price).

If you have experience blowing and just want to rent time please call to schedule a competency check.  Once you have been checked out and approved you can book time at your own convenience.

Intro to Glassblowing, learn to blow class

Intro to Beginning Glassblowing – Glassblowing I 

2-4 people3 hours1 person for 6 weeks   $600

 Come learn about the magic of hot glass! Come alone or sign up with some friends for this six-week series of learning to blow glass. The class always begins with safety and studio protocol. We will provide you with references and critical internet links to enhance our teaching and your learning. You will learn how to gather from the furnace, mount the bench, and use the tools! Then you will learn to shape your glass and blow a bubble. There’s an art to each one of these skills. To blow glass well takes a lot of practice, building muscle memory, and getting used to the studio environment. You will learn about equipment, working temperatures, and how glass must cool slowly. You will be learning the fundamental skills that you will use whenever you blow glass for the rest of your life! You will do some simple projects in clear glass, which may include a caterpillar, ornament, implosion bowl, cup, a cup with a handle, and perhaps a 7-inch cylinder. What you end up with is your creation, not something made by the instructor. 

Class meets once/week for three hours.  Minimum of two students needed.

Focus on Forms, learn to blow class

Focus on Forms – Glassblowing II

2-4 people3 hours1 person for 6 weeks   $600

During this six-week session, you will build on what you have learned in the Intro class. During the initial six-week session, you learned how to make the first of the six primary glassblowing forms, the cylinder. This session focuses on learning how to make the other five fundamental glass blowing forms. You will start learning how to assist others and work together as a team. Both the Intro and Focus on Forms classes use clear glass only. That way, you are learning skills without the influence and complication of color.  

Instructor approval required.  Class meets once/week for three hours.  Minimum of two students needed.

Focus on Color, learn to blow class

Focus on Color – Glassblowing III

2-4 people3 hours1 person for 6 weeks    $600

Focus on Color is the third and final six-week session in our progressive series. You must have attended our first two six-week classes (Intro to Glass Blowing and Focus on Forms) or have the instructor’s approval. The expectation is that you have experience gathering from the furnace, making a punty, working as both a gaffer and an assistant and that you can successfully make the six primary forms. This class has a focus on the application of color. It starts with applying colored frit and learning how to transition from one color to another, twist the color and apply one color as a backing. It moves on to the use of color bars and the application of color in an overlay. During the last two classes, there will be demonstrations (only) of cane & murrini making and incorporating them in a piece.

Instructor approval required.  Class meets once/week for three hours.  Minimum of two students needed.

Skill builder, gather

Skill Building Class

1-2 people1 hour$100

Glassblowing experience required. You may sign up if you are one of our renters, who have already undergone a competency test, or you are currently enrolled or have previously taken at least one of our Six Week Session Glassblowing classes. Define what skill you would like to work on and sign up for the time. You may not make a piece, but you certainly will get practice. We will work with a maximum of two people in this one-hour class. You can sign up for multiple hours if needed. 

Intro to Glassblowing, learn to blow class

Glassblowing Intensive

4-8 people4 hours1 wk$600

On occasion (Spring Break, Winter Break, or early Summer) we will offer a four-day intensive Introduction to Beginning Glassblowing. This covers the same material as the six-week session by the same name.  

Terms & Conditions for Glassmaking

  • Reservations are required, and we try to stay on time. Everyone who makes glass must arrive 15 minutes early for their safety orientation and color selection.
  • Your safety and ours are essential to us, so everyone who makes glass must read our Safety Policy and sign our online Safety Waiver Before coming to the studio.
  • We will adhere to CDC safety precautions. Face coverings, social distancing, and hand sanitization will be required based on local Public Health policy.
  • Glassmakers appreciate tipping.
  • No Refund Policy:
      • You can make adjustments to your reservations up to 72 hours in advance.
      • If you do not arrive 15 minutes before your reservation, you may lose your time slot or the ability to make all of the pieces.
      • If the studio has to cancel your event due to issues beyond our control, you can reschedule or receive studio credit.
      • The minimum age requirement for glass making is eight years old.
  • Pieces are typically ready for pick up in 24-48 hrs. Please pick up your art within 30 days of your event.