Stephen Boehme Lecture: Franchini Style Murrini | Nov. 4

November 4th, 2016 5:30-7PM Free for SGS Members $10 donation for general public Join us for a talk from Stephen Boehme on the Franchini style/technique of murrini making as he explains his process with visual aids on an HD screen. Boehme is joining us here at Sonoran Glass School from Riverton, Utah to teach a Visting […]

Hot Shop Opening Day! | Sept. 10

The Hot Shop is back after a summer break. Now, we want you to get back in the studio! Saturday, September 10th Studio time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Glassblowing Lecture & Demo: 5:00 PM SGS History Video: 6:00 PM This is a Saturday event featuring specially discounted studio rates during the day and a lec-mo in the […]

Pins for Pals | Aug. 20

Join us at Fiesta Lanes to enjoy time with friends, family, and coworkers while beating the heat and supporting a great cause. Pins for pals is an event hosted by Men’s Active 20-30 Club of Tucson where 90% of the proceeds support Sonoran Glass School programming and the SGS Youth Education Program. Sign up as […]

Flame Off 2019 Competitor: Kim Edwards

Bio Kim Edwards has been a glass artist since 2003. While she has always loved art in all its forms, at the first moment she worked with molten glass she knew she was hooked. Kim finds her greatest inspiration in the medium of glass itself. She loves the challenges inherent in glass and that every […]

Flame Off Competitor 2016: Josh Mazet

Bio Josh Mazet has been working in art and art education for almost 20 years.  A BFA graduate of the University of Oregon he was the resident artist and instructed the wood fire pottery program. His ceramics skills and knowledge led him to a position in a production glass blowing shop. He has always felt […]

Flame Off Competitor 2016: Eli Mazet

Bio Award winning glass artist and teacher since 2000 – Eli Mazet is the author of “The Contemporary Shot Glass” a book that documents a new movement in the glass industry to bring back the hand crafted shot glass. Website instagram.com/mazetbrother           Artist Gallery  

Flame Off 2016 Competitor: Floor Kaspers

Bio Floor Kaspers is a Dutch artist who makes glass sculpture, beadwork and jewelry. A great source of inspiration for her work are color changes, like the changes of leaves in the fall, or water changing color when you dive deeper. Another source of inspiration are the history and the stories that beads are surrounded with. Her work […]

Flame Off 2016 Competitor: Jake Finsaas

Bio Working as an apprentice at Mazet Studios for over 5 years, Jake has developed his own style and become a competitive glass artist in his own right. He is one of over 40 artists featured in “The Contemporary Shot Glass” book.           Artist Gallery

Visiting Artist Lecture: Sara Sally LaGrand | Oct. 22

October 22, 2015 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Members: Free Gen. Public: $5 suggested donation Join us for a talk this Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. from Visiting Artist Sara Sally LaGrand. The lecture will cover her artistic work and journey over the years and samples of LaGrand’s work. Brief Bio Sara Sally LaGrand, award winning […]

Barrio Vidrio | Oct. 3

October 3rd | Saturday | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Barrio Vidrio is a neighborhood celebration of the fall season and glass artistry in Tucson. Barrio Collection, Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio, and Sonoran Glass School invite you to explore three different glass studios and galleries throughout the day.  Watch exciting demonstrations, browse for glass art, […]

ARTivity! Event Press Release

Contact: Nick Letson Communications Director www.sonoranglass.org nick@sonoranglass.org Office: 520 884-7814 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM TUCSON, SONORAN GLASS SCHOOL AND TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART WILL HOST “ARTIVITY!”– A NEW DOWNTOWN EVENT FEATURING A DAY OF CREATIVE ACTIVITIES TUCSON, Ariz. (July 27, 2015) – Three downtown Tucson non-profits have created a new open house event […]

Sonoran Glass School’s Fourth of July Party

Monday, July 4th, 2016 $5 (kids 12 and under free) 633 W. 18th Street (map) 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. SGS invites you to celebrate the United States of America’s 240th birthday with BBQ, Beer, Glass Art Demonstrations, activities, and a short lecture on U.S. Glass.  Watch exciting glassblowing demos Create glass art projects in our studios Enjoy […]

Featured Student Invitational – May 8

Friday Evening May 8th, 2015 5:00 – 7:00 pm Introducing the first-ever SGS Featured Student Invitational, a night highlighting the work of glass artists of various levels who actively learn or work in Sonoran Glass School’s studios. Come browse select pieces from these eight individuals on display in the SGS Gallery while mingling with SGS staff and […]

May Day: A Glass Spectacular

FRIDAY MAY 1, 2015 7:00 – 11:00 PM PRESALE TICKETS: $10 TICKETS: $15 An Evening of Glass Performance Art & May Day Celebrations SGS is proud to introduce a brand new event, featuring reinterpretations of international May Day traditions using glassblowing as a theatrical medium. Sonoran Glass School’s May Day: A Glass Spectacular brings Tucsonans together […]

Arizona Gives Day – April 4

Thank you to everyone who supported us on Arizona Gives Day! We believe in enhancing our community by providing creative opportunities to the public. Our school provides a place for the glass art community to grow and for aspiring artists to begin their journeys. Help us continue Visiting Artist Workshops, community outreach events, professional development […]

Shake Your Glass — May 29

May 29, 2015 Friday, 7 – 11 p.m. Ages 21+ BYOB $10 cover (includes raffle ticket/studio use) 633 W 18th Street Get together and enjoy impromptu glassblowing, torchworking, cold beer (BYOB) and live music. We invite you to come celebrate a love of glass art and creativity with us. General public welcome. What’s new for this Shake Your Glass? […]

May Day: A Glass Spectacular – May 1 (original)

  Friday May 1, 2015 7:00 – 11:00 pm Presale Tickets: $10 Tickets: $15 An Evening of Glass Performance Art & May Day Celebrations SGS is proud to introduce a brand new event, featuring reinterpretations of international May Day traditions using glassblowing as a theatrical medium. Sonoran Glass School’s May Day: A Glass Spectacular brings Tucsonans […]

Make Your Own Springtime Egg

Available Thru April 30th Call 520-884-7814 to Schedule $45 ea. Take a seat on a Hot Shop bench and Make Your Own Springtime Egg out of glass! You’ll start by choosing the colors for your egg and then work with our glassblowers to pick out a design. Once that’s done you’ll expand the glass by blowing air through the […]

Henry Halem-March 7

Saturday March 7, 2015 Collaboration: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Demonstration: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. SGS Members: Free Public: $10 suggested donation Glass Legend Henry Halem in an Open Studio Collaboration with the SGS Hot Shop Crew Generations collide on March 7th as American Studio Movement pioneer Henry Halem directs our glassblowing staff on a […]

Visiting Artist Joshua DeWall: Lecture & Demo — Jan. 30

Friday, January 30th, 2014 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sonoran Glass School Members: Free General Public: Suggested Donation of $5 Presentation: 6:00-6:30 p.m. Demonstration: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Reception: 7:30-8:00 p.m. Josh DeWall from the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio will be joining us in Tucson, Arizona for a lecture, demonstration, and reception on January 30th at Sonoran Glass School, the night before his […]

Flame Off 2015 — February 6

Flame Off 2016 takes place February 5th.   About last year’s Flame Off AND THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD GOES TO RAVEN COPELAND At Sonoran Glass School Friday February 6th, 2015 633 W. 18th Street 7:00-11:00 p.m. $15 Founded here in Tucson by Tom Philabaum, The Flame Off has grown into a highly anticipated flameworking event […]

Visiting Artist JC Herrell: Lecture & Reception – Feb. 8

Sunday, February 8th, 2014 6:00-7:00 p.m. Sonoran Glass School Members: Free General Public: Suggested Donation of $5 Presentation: 6:00-6:30 p.m. Reception: 6:30-7:00 p.m. Join us for a presentation with torchworking artist JC Herrell followed by a meet-and-greet with beverages and light snacks with the artist and SGS staff. JC’s talk will cover the timeline of […]