What do you get when you mix sand, soda ash, lime, a smattering of other materials and heat? GLASS!!!! Originating many years ago in Syria, glass blowing has evolved into a fine craft/art practiced by a few eclectic folks.
Running a hot shop requires 3 types of furnaces. The crucible kiln keeps the glass molten at all times. The reheating oven (glory hole) is the reheating oven. The third oven used is the annealing oven, which allows for controlled cooling of the finished pieces to prevent cracking.
Sounds hot right? It is. In the Fall, Winter, and Spring we work inside, toasty on a cool/cold day. In the Summer, we work outside in my open-air studio, comfortable even on a 90 degree day!
Come visit us! Take a class, where you will learn how to shape and blow glass into a final work of art using heat, air, gravity, tools, and a little direction from us.
Want to experience working with molten glass? Come take a class. Make an ornament, cup, or paperweight. Want more? Take the basic glass blowing class where you will be intimately involved with coaxing the molten media into a finished product. All of our classes are great for date night, team building, family fun, or just having a blast with your friends!
Our website has but a few of the items we actually have in stock, so if you do not see what you are looking for give us a shout. If you are in the area stop by the Artisan Market, check out our glass blown items and peruse works by local artists. See unique pieces varying from wood, to wool and everything in between. Can’t decide, we always have gift certificates available merchandise and/or classes for that special someone.
We work where we live. If you visit while we blowing glass, demonstrations are free. Want to schedule a special demonstration outside of our normal working hours? No problem. Demonstrations in that instance are a minimum charge of $25 up to 5 people with an additional $5 person above 5 persons. Give us a shout to see when we are blowing glass.
Have something in mind but do not see what you want, or the color combinations you like? Not a problem. Give us a call, drop us a note or stop by and we will kick it around. We always love a challenge.
Employee appreciation gifts
Having trouble finding a gift for your employees that expresses your appreciation? Consider an ornament, glass, class, or other gift certificate. Be that boss! Contact us for custom colors and volume discount.
Working with glass certainly promotes team work. A small group of folks can work together to make a finished piece, or they can work individually while surrounded by the words of support from their other team members. Give us a call and we can discuss the many options.