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.

$ 650.00 USD

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Introduction to Glassblowing

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The Class

Class includes 4 hours each week of instruction/shop time with additional time throughout the week to access the cold shop. Classes run Thursday nights from 6p-10p. Over the first five weeks, students will learn the ins and outs of the hot shop, to safely gather, shape and finish basic forms of glass vessels using clear glass. By the sixth week, students will be introduced to various types of color application.

What you'll learn

This class will introduce the following skills:

Introduction to basic hot shop tools & equipment
Safe glassblowing methods
Gathering from a furnace
Basic shaping and forming of the glass (with tools such as blocks, paper, paddles, jacks, and the marver).
Teamwork and communication
Neckline, Punty transfer & knock-off/ annealer put-away
Intro to basic shapes and vessels (cups, rondels, cylinders, cones, spheres, etc.)
Intro to coldworking (flat grinder and punty removal).

Successful completion of this class will allow students to feel comfortable participating in open blow glass sessions and to continue building their skills in intermediate classes & workshops.

Students will be required to dress appropriately (polyester free shirt & pants with closed toed shoes) as well as comply with Covid safety requirements (use of provided personal mouthpieces, safety eyewear, and follow sanitary/safety guidelines). Minimum class size is 4, Max 6 people. We provide discounts for our neighbors here in Seaside/Sand City, military veterans, and educators. If you are one of these, please make sure to login before purchase.