VISIT

Located in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula

LEARN

Enjoy learning to create art using glass in our hot blown glass studio, or our warm kiln glass shop

Experience

Schedule your own private group or corporate experience

Visit

Public events and announcements

Artist-In-Residence Demos
Come watch artist talks and live demos by Fall '22 Artists-In-Residence, Katherine Rutecki and Jamie Randall.
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First Fridays
The studio is open to visiting glass artists and local visitors who'd like to watch glass artists work.
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Call for Residencies
Are you a working glass artist looking for art residencies to advance you career? A successful artist in another medium looking to explore glass as a medium? We offer Art Residencies at MGW to help.
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Designer Collaborations
Schedule a time to visit our facilities and meet with our designers and artists.
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Learn

Classes & Workshops
for glass art makers

Learning the fundamentals
Introduction to Glassblowing
Learning the fundamentals

A six week class that teaches the fundamentals of glassblowing. At completion, students will know how to safely create the basic shapes of blown glass objects.

Murano comes to Monterey Bay
VOLTA: Advanced Glassblowing Foundations
Murano comes to Monterey Bay

Work hotter, Work bigger, Work better, all of the essentials for working on large installation glassworks in professional glassblowing studios. Taught by the owners of Murano's Wave Murano Glass Studio, and Monterey's own Monterey GlassWorlks. Students will drill on the essentials necessary to make high quality installation works. And ultimately, get to see their components installed into a public venue.

Learn advanced Kiln forming techniques
Private Lessons - Kiln Forming
Learn advanced Kiln forming techniques

This class is for kiln artists that already understand the basics of warm glasswork, enjoy using our open studio time or their own home kiln but would like to learn a new technique or to try something more advanced on larger kilns/equipment. Students taking private lessons will work during open studio times, but with the support of a MGW glass art instructor.

Using Kiln forming to Make Art
Intro to Kiln Forming
Using Kiln forming to Make Art

Learn how to use a kiln to make glass art and jewelry. A 5 week course to teach the fundamentals.

Intro to image working on glass
Blast Off
Intro to image working on glass

Blast off with our 2 day introduction to glass etching techniques.

Studio Rental & private lesson
Private Advanced Lessons - Hot shop
Studio Rental & private lesson

This class is for those that have already completed introduction to glassblowing and wish to have private coaching to improve their skills or complete a complex project. It is priced per 3 hour session, not per person and intended for individuals or small teams to learn advanced techniques, or to get coaching while completing projects.

Experience

Private & Corporate Events

Design your own unique corporate or private event
Private Event
Design your own unique corporate or private event

The glass studio is a fun location to host a unique private event. We've hosted all manner of groups from corporate offsites to bridal showers and personal bucket list parties. You supply the participants and we supply the entertainment with glass artist demos and participative unique experiences.

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A private glassblowing experience
Hot time in the Hot Shop
A private glassblowing experience

Schedule a 3 hour private experience for 2 - 4 persons. This is a unique glassblowing experience where artists demo making a unique piece of glass that participants take home. Then we lead a participative glassblowing experience where participants make their own works with our artists help.

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Rental

Artist Rentals

Open Studio time for artist co-working
Warm Studio Open Lab
Open Studio time for artist co-working

Periodically we open our studio for former students and experienced kiln workers to use our equipment to make art. We don't provide instruction during that time but we are there to help you use the equipment and will probably be making our own art right beside you. Come join us.

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Qualify to use the cold shop
Cold Shop - checkout
Qualify to use the cold shop

A 90m session to learn how to safely use the cold shop equipment. It includes a checkout test at the end. Successful completion of which allows the user to rent shop time.

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shop tool rental
Cold Shop Rental
shop tool rental

Access to and use of cold shop during MGW open studio hours. Available time slots are between 9-5 MF but must be reserved in 48hrs in advance. Pricing is per hour.

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