11 Jun Hot Shop Glass Update – June 11th
We are slowly working to re-open our studio and adapting to a new normal, adopting ‘best practices’ to protect the health & wellness of our visitors and staff.
What you’ll notice at Hot Shop Glass…. our Gallery is open every Saturday 10am-4pm. For the remainder of June, you’ll see experienced glass artists on our team working to bring their vision in hot glass to life. You are welcome to stop in and watch the action we just ask that you follow social distancing here and practice respiratory etiquette (ie, wear a mask – we have them for you to wear if it’s not your norm). We routinely sanitize public areas & surfaces.
Our Glass Fusing Studio is now open! But now it is by reservation only so that we can comply with social distancing guidelines and have adequate time between guest to clean surfaces and tools. So how does it work? We have reservations times on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Ages 8 and older (with an accompanying adult) can create in this new studio. Check out the Glass Fusing section of our website for more details, project ideas and cost.
We plan to offer hot glass classes beginning July 7th. When we were forced to close due to the COVID-19 in March we had over 150 students who graciously understood and were placed on a wait list for classes when we are able to re-open. Our first priority is to schedule these guests. Once we’ve offered sessions to these folks we will be opening registration up to the general public. And guess what? We’ve been working on a new on-line registration system that should streamline that whole process. For those not so tech savvy, we still like to chat on the phone, so you can always call us or stop in.
Pumpkin time! Yes, we hope to start our super popular pumpkin class the end of August. Until we get our sidelined students re-registered, we aren’t taking new reservations. Because we told everyone to call us mid June to register for the pumpkin class, and it usually fills up, we have started a call list, so we can contact you as soon as we open registration. Call us to get on that list if you’d like: 262-833-0095
We’ve made adjustments to how our classes are offered, you’ll notice that in the class section of our website. The classes are now much smaller now –4 students to 2 instructors (rather than 8-10), keeping the class size small means classes are shorter, you won’t have as much ‘down’ time and we won’t have a crowded studio. If you have a group that is larger than 4, we’d be happy to accommodate you. Please call us for registration. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this new normal. We appreciate you and look forward to welcoming you back to Hot Shop Glass!