DUE TO COVID-19, WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. NEW, SAND CASTING CLASSES WILL START AUGUST 29TH. (SIGN UP THROUGH THE “TAKE A CLASS” DROP DOWN MENU. MODIFIED PRIVATE LESSONS, GROUP WORKSHOPS AND TASTE OF GLASSBLOWING WILL RESUME SHORTLY THEREAFTER. ALL RETAIL ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH THE “SHOP” TAB.
How do I sign up/check availability?
Here on our website, of course!! Click on the “Reservations” tab.
What is the cost?
All prices are listed on their respective pages (under the “Classes/Workshops” tab) and on the “Reservations” tab.
What can I expect to make?
Please do a little bit more reading of our website. Each type of class/workshop/lesson/event has its own full page of info.
Do you offer gift cards or can I sign up for a class for someone else?
Yes! Electronic gift cards are available here and physical gift cards can be purchased in store.
I have a gift card but cannot redeem it through the payment gateway?
We feel ya! This is something we have been working hard to remedy. For now, just email us with the following: (1) your name, (2) email address, (3) phone number, (4,5,6) preferred date/time/activity type you’d like to reserve, (7) number of participants and (8) the 16-digit redemption code. We will manually reserve the spot and charge the gift card. If the gift card doesn’t fully cover the cost, we will email you an invoice for the difference through Square.
What is the minimum age to participate?
Our classes are designed for participants 18+. All class formats are VERY hands-on and, as such, not well suited for kids. If you want to hold your kids’ feet to the fire, we don’t blame you but leave us out of it!
Is your studio accessible?
Yes! Our entire studio (restroom included) and classes are accessible, however, please notify us ahead of time if you are participating in a hands-on workshop and have special needs. Since we do not use our specialized equipment daily, we may need a little notice to set up.
What do I need to wear/bring?
You must wear closed-toe shoes and natural-fiber clothing such as cotton, linen or denim. Shorts and short-sleeved shirts are fine. In the colder months, you may prefer long sleeves and pants. All other materials will be provided.
Will the studio be hot because of the furnaces even though it is cold outside?
Sort of. We can control the temperatures in our space to an extent, however, you will always be warmer while participating than while watching. We recommend dressing in layers for the most comfort during Winter.
I’ve been to another glassblowing studio and I just got to pick my colors and watch the instructor make my piece. WTF?
We feel ya! We’ve all worked at places like this and feel like it is such a shame. If you want a great final product, buy it off of our shelves. But if you want a great experience, learning how to play with molten glass goo, sign up for a class with us. We want you to be as hands-on as possible while staying safe. We will intervene only where necessary but you will apply color, melt the glass, shape and sculpt or blow up your piece. We want you to go home taking ownership of your object even if it has a little “character” that makes it stand apart from the rest!
I will not be available to pick up my belongings after they cool. Do you ship?
Yes, we are able to ship glass. However, we do not mail things out every day and we will package your belongings extra carefully to ensure that they arrive safe. We will forward the shipping cost to you plus $10 for our packing materials and time spent. If you prefer a certain shipping service between FedEx, UPS and USPS we will also do our best to honor that.
Do you do Team Building Events?
Yes! Check out our Team Building page for more information. We have an 8 person minimum but if you have a smaller group, you can always pay for 8 and fill the extra time with a Narrated Demonstration by our experienced team!
Can my group bring in food or beverages?
Yes. For larger groups, we can set up some tables in our flex space for you to lay your F&B spread. If you choose to make use of our refrigerator, please be respectful of our food and beverages stored in that fridge. It makes our instructors angry when their end-of-shift beers have been consumed by students!
Are we allowed to bring/consume alcohol?
Yes but moderation is key. The hands-on activity is VERY hands-on so if you plan to really unwind, volunteer to go first so you can get the dangerous part out of the way and then go ham. Anybody deemed to be too intoxicated will have to just sit and watch as their instructor makes the piece for them. KNOW YOUR LIMITS, PEOPLE.
Is there a fee for bringing in food/beverages?
There is no fee so long as you clean up after yourselves! However, if you would like to bring in catering or have space to sit down to eat, please let us know ahead of time so that we can convert our flex space from a gallery to a break room format ahead of time.
Do you offer catering for my event?
No we do not. We can recommend some spots for you and be available for a caterer to drop off food and beverages prior to your event. Please just remember to leave our space as clean as you found it. We are glassmakers, not maids.
What if I want to do this more than just once? Are there classes to learn how to blow glass independent of an instructor?
Yes! Check out our Multi-week Classes!
Can I come in to just watch?
Yes, you can. We always welcome the public to come in during our open hours to watch us work on our own stuff or teach others. However, we encourage you to call ahead of time if you’re making a dedicated trip over here since we are sometimes being boring by cleaning the shop, refilling the furnace or answering emails. Our Facebook page and Instagram are good resources for checking if we plan to be making something extra exciting or if we are unexpectedly closed.
Your dogs are adorable but I am afraid of big dogs.
Our dogs are spoiled AF, so an hour or two confined to the office or backyard won’t kill them. Feel free to let us know ahead of time or just knock on the window to alert our staff. Ghost, Dotti and Archer wouldn’t hurt a fly (in fact, they get bossed around by Lauren’s 8 lb cat) but we don’t expect you to overcome your fears at the drop of a hat. Whatever we can do to make you more comfortable, just let us know.