Learn to create glass art in one of our Glass Art Instruction Classes at Island Fire Glass!
We teach classes in Offhand (furnace) glassblowing and sculpting, Flamework blowing and sculpting (using a torch) and Kilnforming (assembling cut glass shapes into a pattern that is then fused and slumped in a kiln).
In our short “Blow and Go” glasses, you will get a basic introduction to offhand glassblowing in our outdoor hotshop. You may also take advanced classes if you want to continue with your glassblowing adventure.
In our flameworking classes you will learn to blow and sculpt glass using a table-mounted torch to melt glass tubing and rods.
In our Kilnforming classes you will work at a table on our large covered porch, cutting glass plate and assembling the pieces into a design of your choosing. Your finished assembly is then fused (melted) in a kiln. You can keep the piece flat, or take it one step further and send it back to the kiln and slump it in a mold to give your piece a 3-dimensional shape.