SAFETY POLICY

Your safety and ours is important to us! Everyone who will be working with glass must read our Safety Policy. Please sign the online Safety Waiver and Release agreement BEFORE coming to Studio experiences, workshops, or classes! We reserve the right to deny access or remove any participant from an event based on our assessment of the individual’s potential risk of injury.

Making glass is all about having fun and exploring the process of working with glass. Working with glass is an exciting experience; however, a few simple rules are needed to ensure a safe and memorable time. Each lesson starts with a safety orientation. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes early for your reservation to assure plenty of time for this and your color selection.

  • Pay close attention to your instructor. They will demonstrate the entire work process and walk you through each step. Ask questions or let them know if you are uncomfortable at any time.
  • Assume everything in this studio is very hot and sharp. Be careful where you lean or place your hands. If you don’t know, don’t touch! If you prefer not to participate in a particular step or activity, let us know.
  • It is crucial to be constantly aware of yourself, others, and your surroundings! A studio can be a dangerous environment where things can happen very quickly. Be prepared to stay focused and pay attention at all times. Watch out for others and always announce when you are moving with hot tools or hot glass in hand.
  • We work with high temperatures, and you must hydrate before, during, and after your participation. If you feel dizzy, weak, or need a break, notify staff and move away from the equipment to rehydrate. Water is available for all workshop participants.

In the unlikely event, there is an accident you must notify a staff member immediately. For the safety of others if you are sick or think you may be coming down with something, please do not blow in our pipes.

In preparation:

  • Hydrate. Drink lots of water before your participation. Bringing your water or sports drink works best.
  • Using alcohol or illegal drugs before making glass may impair your participation. Studios are smoke-free.
  • Gum chewing is not allowed in the studio. If you blow with gum in your mouth, it can clog our pipes!

Required Clothing

  • Wear closed-toe shoes – no open toes or heels, no sandals. You will be standing most of the time, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Wear natural fibers – cotton or wool. Natural fibers hold sweat, while nylon and other synthetics can melt with heat and stick/burn to the skin. Long sleeves and blue jeans are recommended to protect your skin from the heat. Do not wear bulky, loose, or heavy clothing.
  • Protect your eyes – Wear glasses instead of contacts. Sunglasses are great if you are sensitive to bright light. If you have safety glasses, bring them.
  • Tie back long hair.
  • Do not wear heavy metal jewelry that hangs away from your body as it conducts heat, especially watches or bracelets on your wrists.
  • Do not wear lipstick, lip gloss, or Chapstick. Some projects require blowing through the pipe, and lip cosmetics add to contamination

Pictures are worth a thousand words! Feel free to take them and share them! Please tag us so that you can help spread the word about your glass blowing experiences. We take lots of photos too so; please notify us if we cannot use your image for marketing/web site purposes.

Do not: blow in our pipes if you are sick or think you may be sick

Filling Out the Safety Questionnaire

  • If someone purchased this for you or you are participating in an event or workshop, please add the event sponsor’s name.
  • If someone younger than 18 years old is participating the parent or legal guardian must fill out the safety waiver out for them and give their consent to participate. It is best if they accompany them to the studio.

Three Dimensional Visions, LLC
Safety Questionnaire, Waiver & Release

Safety Waiver

  • If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must provide a signed note granting approval.
  • I realize there are dangers inherent in glassblowing, glass working, and other related activities. I understand that serious personal injuries and property damage could occur during my participation in such activities. Injuries might include (but are not limited to) physical effort, cuts, burns, and exposure to UV light.

    I recognize and agree that I am voluntarily participating in these activities at Three Dimensional Visions facilities ("Studio"). Additionally, I assume all risks of injury, illness, and other damage or loss inherent or that otherwise might result in my participating in any activities at the Studio or attending other events sponsored by Three Dimensional Visions.

    I represent that I am physically capable of participating in such activities. And, to the extent necessary in light of my prior medical history, weight, and general physical condition, that I have consulted my physician or other medical authority before making such representation. I represent that I am not currently sick and if I think I may be that I will not blow in the studio blowpipes.

    I agree to follow all rules and regulations communicated by Three Dimensional Visions for the use of their facilities or in connection with activities sponsored by Three Dimensional Visions.

    On my own behalf and on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives, and assigns, I hereby release Three Dimensional Visions and all of their officers, directors, members, managers, partners, contractors, employees, and volunteers (collectively, "the parties released by this document") from all claims, demands, actions, rights of action, or other legal rights to claim compensation for any loss or injury which I may sustain as a result of their negligence or fault, or the condition of the premises, or any other cause whatsoever, whether loss or injury occurs while participating in, going to, or coming from such activity. Further, I agree to indemnify and hold all parties released by this document harmless from any such claims or demands. I expressly agree that this waiver and release agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the Laws of the State of Texas to continue in full force and effect.


    By submitting this electronically signed form, I acknowledge that I have carefully read the Safety Policy, filled out the Safety Questionnaire and I fully understand that by signing this Waiver and Release I am waiving any right I may have to bring legal action to assert a claim against Three Dimensional Visions for negligence.