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Intro to Glassblowing - Spring 24

Working hot with furnace glass!

  • Starts Mar 28, 2024
  • 650 US dollars
  • California Avenue

Available spots

Service Description

A five week class that teaches the fundamentals of glassblowing. At completion, students will know how to safely create the basic shapes of blown glass objects. 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 four 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 fifth week, students will be introduced to various types of color application. 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 cold working (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. FAQ: Q: Can I take this class multiple times, or is it just for beginners? A: Yes, of course. Many students do. As you gain confidence in your glassblowing skills, you may wish to switch to our private glassblowing sessions to reserve your own studio time, and get coaching on more complex techniques/art projects. But you are absolutely welcome to take this class multiple times. Find those private sessions here: Q: How can I get on the waitlist for a class that is sold out? When informed of drop-outs that create capacity in a class, we offer it first those that that have signed up for the next class, in order of purchase.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us 7 days in advance.

Contact Details

  • 801 California Avenue, Sand City, CA, USA


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