Learn with the Masters Series

Glassblowing Workshops
Glassblowing is the process of creating artistic glass works through the manipulation of molten glass. This style of glassblowing is also called off-guard or furnace work. Off-hand glassblowing requires an extensive collection of equipment and tools.

[GBE ] Glassblowing Experience – One-on-one learning

A unique, personal, one-on-one, learning experience.

This 20 to 40 minute experience is open to all ages but minors must have parents consent. You will work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing iron at all times.

You’ll start by choosing the design (flower or paperweight) and the glass colors you want to use. Then partner with our professional glassblowers to create your special design. After you and the glassblower have shaped your sculpture, it is removed from the blowpipe, and it is placed in an oven to begin an overnight slow cooling process. Sculptures are ready for pick up the following day or may be shipped for an additional fee within the US and Canada.

Instructors:
Master Hot Glass Artists; David Paterson, Chris Van Zanten or Eric Covington

Cost: $60 per person, all materials included.

[GBI ] Glass Blowing Introduction - 2 students - 18 years and older

During this class, you will learn about the different technical steps and applications of glassblowing by watching demonstrations after which you will then create your own blown glass pieces. Students can expect to make a variety of paperweights, ornamental balls and vessels (bowls, vases etc.).

Your creations are ready for pick up the following day or may be shipped for an additional fee within the US and Canada. This is a 2 day class starting at 09:00 and finishing at 16:00 with a 1 hour lunch break.

Instructors:
Master Hot Glass Artists; David Paterson, Chris Van Zanten or Eric Covington

Cost: $400 per person, materials included

[IGB ] Intermediate Glass Blowing - 2 students - 18 years and older

Room for two students at a time, 18 years and older.

During this class, you will practice and improve your glassblowing techniques while continuing to learn about form and colour applications in hot glass. Techniques you might explore include: Solid colour pickup, cane making and application, mould blowing and special footing finishes.

Your creations are ready for pick up the following day or may be shipped for an additional fee within the US and Canada. This is a 2-day class starting at 09:00 and finishing at 16:00 with a 1-hour lunch break.

Instructors:
Master Hot Glass Artists; David Paterson, Chris Van Zanten or Paolo Bastianello

Cost: $400 per person, materials included


For your safety

Everyone must wear natural fibre clothing (cotton or linen), no synthetics, and closed footwear (leather or cotton fabric shoes or work boots). You will be working near equipment that reaches temperatures of 2300º Fahrenheit.

Protective eyewear (sunglasses) will be provided if you do not have your own safety glasses.


See Also:
Stain Glass Workshop
Wire Wrap Jewelry Workshops

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