Make Your Own…in the Hot Shop

Experience glassblowing, firsthand. Help design, color, and shape one of the projects below alongside an experienced instructor. You can take it home with you once it has cooled. All Make Your Own Glass Art experiences are designed for beginners and groups. No experience is required. Call (520) 884-7814 to schedule. Please have dates and times that work for you handy.

Create a Vase, Tumbler (Drinking Glass), Bowl, Pumpkin, or Holiday Ornament in our glassblowing studio

Make Your Own Glass Art Events in the Hot Shop are quick (15-60 minute) introductions to furnace glassblowing. You choose the color and style of your piece then assist the instructor by blowing air into the blow pipe which shapes the glass. You may take a more active or passive a role based on your comfort level. These are perfect for curious individuals, families (ages 5+), team building activities, out-of-towners, and tour groups of up to 30 people. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early for your appointment.

Projects
  • Ornament……………………………$45 (make a second piece for $30*)
  • Bowl or Vase…………………………………..$70 (second piece for $55)
  • Pumpkin…………………………………………..$85 (second piece for $70)
  • Tumbler…………………………………………..$55 (second piece for $40)
  • Paperweight……………………………………..$60 (second piece for $45)
  • Make Your Own Springtime Egg (2) (1024x655)Springtime Egg (Seasonal)…………………$45 (make a second piece for $30)
Call (520) 884-7814 to schedule

Every Hot Shop piece needs at least 24 hours to cool down and some may need additional work in the cold shop.
Your piece will be ready for pickup 2-7 days after your appointment.
*Prices are reduced if the same person makes multiple pieces. Everyone’s first piece is full price.

Paperweight Experience for Two: $230/PWE

Call (520) 884-7814 to schedule 

Bring your spouse, sibling, or best buddy (ages 16+) in for a Paperweight Experience (PWE), a great introductory experience for first timers! This 2-hour class will go over the fundamentals of solid work within furnace glassblowing. Under the guidance of an instructor, you will each create 1-2 paperweights using a limited color palette (to achieve the best results). Your paperweights will be coldworked and ready for pick-up 7 days after your experience.


Glassblowing Experience for Two
$350/GBE 

Call (520) 884-7814 to schedule 

If you’ve ever thought to yourself: “I wonder what it’s like to blow glass,” this experience is for you! Glassblowing Experience (GBE) is a 4.5 hour event (includes a half hour lunch break) during which you will create several paperweights and then move on to tumblers and small vases. GBE offers a thorough introduction to the basic steps, tools, and techniques of furnace glassblowing. Schedule one with a friend or loved one (ages 16+) to see if glassblowing sparks your creative fire!