Free and open to the public
633 W. 18th Street
Explore our studios, gallery, and sculpture garden with friends and family. Shop for handmade glass art jewelry, housewares, ornaments, platters, sculptures, and decor. You can even Make-Your-Own Glass Art at this event. Proceeds support glass art education in Southern Arizona!
-Live Ornament Glassblowing
-2019 Series of Handblown Ornaments
-Functional and Decorative Glass Art Gifts
-No-appointment Make-Your-Own Experiences (Ornaments, Snowflakes and more! $10-$45)
-Narrated Glassblowing Demo at 2pm
Handmade Ornaments and Glass Art Gifts
Glass artist instructors have been working on a menagerie of glass art pieces, including a large selection of special hand-blown ornaments, among them are snow-covered saguaros, penguins, chili peppers and more. We will have a special 2019 series of ornaments. Stay tuned for details.
Event-goers will also find pitcher sets and beautiful, detailed torch-worked bead necklaces. One-of-a-kind menorahs have also been made in the glass fusing studio, known as the Warm Shop.
Holiday Themed Make-Your-Own Experiences
You can experience the glass arts for yourself, without an appointment during the Winter Open House. You will be guided by an experienced instructor every step of the way.
Make Your Own Glass Ornament
This is a 15-20 minute experience in glassblowing in our Hot Shop. You choose the color and style of your piece and then assist an instructor in making the piece. You’ll use the blowpipe to take your gathered glass, add color, and reheat as needed. Then, you’ll blow air into the blowpipe to shape the glass. This is a popular activity that can generate long waits. You’re welcome to call 520-884-7814 and reserve a time slot. ($55)
Check out the Flame Shop and Try Torchworking
Make a cool glassy icicle (approx. 3″ tall) on the torch. You’ll melt clear glass with an instructor then choose two colors of snow dots (frit) to apply to the icicle. ($10 each)
Head over to the Warm Shop for an Ornament or a Triangular Icicle / Tree experience.
These icicles are going to get hot in our kiln-fusing studio! You’ll get to design your very own ornament or icicle / tree to hang as an ornament, sun catcher or put on display. Your choice! ($15 each, or 2 for $25)
Glassblowing Demonstration at 2pm
A glassblowing demonstration will highlight the afternoon. Watch as our glassblowers make something special and narrate the process on our PA system for all to hear. Don’t miss it!