HOT SHOP GLASS offers glass blowing instruction for beginners to advanced students, age 14+, group and corporate team building workshops, private instruction and studio rentals and gallery space to showcase the work of local glass artists. The public is welcome to visit our gallery and observe the action in the studio on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

Our classes are popular and can fill quickly. Call 262.833.0095 for more info or to register! We teach classes year round, but are busiest when it’s cold outside!  Most people start with our Explore Glass Workshop – some take it multiple times – and then join a Beginning Glass Class in the winter or fall.  Private classes are designed for experienced glass students, or those wishing to do the Beginning Glass Class curriculum, but unable to fit it in their schedule.  Due to the demand for classes and small class size, payment for classes is due at time of reservation!

Explore Glass Workshop — Make a Paperweight or an Ornament!

explore-hot-shop-glass-racine-wi-1smTwo hour session, $45 per person. The workshop is taught on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm, Saturdays in the morning at 10am and afternoon, usually at 2pm (times may vary on occasion).

We recommend making your reservations at least 4-8 weeks in advance, especially for Saturdays . . . as the weather gets colder, we get busier!  Weekday evening classes are a bit more open.  We sometimes have last minute openings,  so be sure to try us if you’d like to take a class last minute! Please call us for information on specific dates and to register, 262.833.0095, or stop in on a Saturday to make a reservation.

– A perfect 2-hour introduction to working with hot glass.
– Great gift idea. Gift Certificates available! Ages 14 and older.
Call 262.833.0095, or stop in on a Saturday to register.

CANCELLATION POLICY: You may reschedule your session or receive a credit  if you give us at least two weeks notice.  This includes a reduction in the number of people in your group.  We will offer you a refund only if we can fill the space with a student on our waiting list.  Because of the nature of our business and small class sizes we are unable to guarantee refunds or offer rescheduling with less than one week notice.  Thank you for your understanding.

Beginning Glass Blowing Classes — Learn the Skills to Blow Glass!


Learn the fundamentals of blowing glass through great demonstrations, exercises and time to practice through the creation of several solid and blown glass forms.  3 students/1 instructor ratio. 12 class hours, $350 per student.

Taught by HOT SHOP GLASS staff, these skill building workshops teach the fundamentals of glass blowing and a teamwork approach to working with hot glass. Two instructors teach a maximum of 6 students per session.

Saturday mornings – 4 consecutive class sessions

2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11  10am-1pm

Weekend Intensive –  All day classes Saturday & Sunday
 5/20 & 5/21   10am-4:30pm


Call Hot Shop Glass at 262.833.0095 for more information and registration.

Private Instruction & Rentals

Private Instruction:
Hot Shop Glass has some evening, week day and week end availability for those wishing to learn the skills to blow glass but cannot fit our Glass Blowing 1 curriculum into their schedule.  Cost is $65 per hour for one bench and instructor.

Studio Rental:
Skilled glass blowers may rent the studio and work independently with studio staff approval. Cost is $45 per hour for use of tools, clear glass, annealing space, one bench & one glory hole.  Renters must complete a simple ‘tumbler test’ to demonstrate basic knowledge and skill.

Additional Information

  • Corporate team building activities, private parties or demonstrations for your group or club are available. Contact us at 262.833.0095 for more information and to plan a unique event!
  • Shop Hot Shop Glass’ GALLERY of original blown glass art – great for special gift giving!  Beautiful custom blown glass pendant lights are available.
  • Educational demonstrations for school groups.
  • GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE in our gallery or online!
  • Open to the public every Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
  • Visit us and see the studio in action.

See why we are the hottest place downtown! Shop our gallery or pick up gift certificates for classes!

Registration Information:

All fees for classes must be paid in advance.  Fees are refundable only if we fill your space with a student on the waiting list. All students must sign a waiver of liability, comply with all studio policy and procedures and be over age 14 unless with the approval of their parent/guardian and Hot Shop Glass staff. Parent or guardian must sign a release for those 14-17 years old. Please click here to download our safety policy and release forms.

Gift Certificates are available!