Blow and Go is a quick introduction to furnace (offhand) glassblowing and sculpting. You will work with one of our glassblowers to help create your own unique design! Each session is about 20-30 minutes long. You can book a scheduled class or, if you are visiting our shop during a production day, we will do our best to squeeze you in while you’re here. Note that we have a daily minimum of 2 students, so if you want to do this class solo, you will need to book a 2-session class, or wait for someone else to do that. Once we have our daily minimum we will add single-session classes to our calendar for that day.
In this class you will be assisting our glassblower to make your object. You will select and apply colors to your piece and help to shape it. You may choose from a blown object, like an ornament, or a sculpted object, like a flower, paperweight, starfish or heart. Best of all, you get to keep whatever you help create!
The class is held at our outdoor hotshop. We generate a lot of heat, in addition to what Mother Nature provides, so you should be prepared to sweat (or at least glow), which means you should bring Gatorade or your favorite drink. We have filtered tap water in our coffee shop, as well as bottled water and other drinks for sale. We will have adequate ventilation and a fan in the work area. We provide safety glasses, which must be worn. If you have prescription glasses, wear contacts if possible. You may be able to wear the safety glasses over your prescription–we have special safety glasses for that purpose.
The class is limited to ages 16 and up unless it is taken with, or supervised by, a parent or guardian. You must also sign a release before you can take the class. The release and more class information can be downloaded once you purchase your class session. The class may be taken as a group, with each person taking their turn to make their art piece while others watch or assist. It takes about 20-30 minutes for each person.
If you don’t see a time that works for you, please call us. We may be able to accommodate groups outside of our normal instruction hours. Are you looking for a group business activity? Please call and ask about our group packages.