Glass Workshops – Perfect Springtime Fun!

Glass Workshops – Perfect Springtime Fun!

We have two workshop spaces at Hot Shop Glass.

For sixteen years we’ve operated our hot shop – where students team up with an instructor to create beautiful blown balls or sculpted paperweights using 2000º molten glass.  In 2016 we expanded our offerings to include blown glass pumpkins, then bowls and glass cactus!  All are appropriate for beginners.   These workshops are open to ages 14+ and in a specific project is completed and then cooled in a kiln overnight for pick up (or shipping) a few days later.  Workshops are $50-$70.   These classes can book up fast —see the Classes section of our website & click book it now to check availability.

In late 2019 we expanded and transformed our back room into a fusing studio – where students cut, shape & grind sheet glass, layering it like a mosaic to create designs of their choice.  The creations melt –or fuse– in a kiln overnight at approximately 1400º.  Ages 8+ will love this process.  It’s an ‘open studio’ with an instructor on hand to guide you in the process and options of glass to use to bring your vision to life.  If you aren’t sure what to make, take a look at Pinterest for inspiration.   Cost is based on the size of the piece you make and varies from $15 to $85.

Wanna try it? You can see more photos, details, check out availability and register under the Classes or Glass Fusing section of our website!

Sue torches a paperweight she made in the hot shop!

It’s easy & fast to shape glass using the belt sander in the fusing studio.