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Since 1997, Public Glass has been San Francisco's only public access glass studio and school. As a 501(c)3 arts organization located in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco, our outreach includes a full curriculum of glass courses taught by local and nationally recognized artists, as well as programming for under served youth and adults, corporate group experiences, events, and exhibitions. More and more the new and unexpected experiences that we offer are becoming a known and positively regarded part of the Bay Area arts landscape.


Public Glass is a non-profit arts organization committed to providing access to the critical resources needed to make explorations in glass a possibility for everyone.

Our experiences include all levels of glass instruction from our Light a Spark youth program, and corporate and team building events, to our famous Hot Glass Cold Beer nights.


When you visit the studio you'll find an ever changing array of new designs and creations from local artists and in-house professionals in our gallery, or you can contact us regarding commissions or projects. 

Nurturing strong relationships is central to our vision of bringing people together around the

creative process.


For those wishing to join us in helping to build a strong, positive, and foward thinking organization, we have membership options and

volunteer opportunities.

Public Glass Provides:

  • Unique Interdisciplinary & Educational Programming​ in a full curriculum of courses from beginning instruction to professional practices and conception.


  • Professional Development & Mentorships for Bay Area Youth & Adults  through our Light A Spark program, which encompasses our various community outreach efforts. Our artists set out to educate and inspire others by sharing their passions and process.


  • Affordable Artist Studios intended to localize artists around resources and within a community that can support creative production and the exchange of ideas necessary to push boundaries.


  • Opportunities for Emerging Artists available as exhibitions or residencies as a way of encouraging them to push forward and to focus on new ideas. Our open and collaborative studio culture allows each artist’s process to be an experience for the whole community.  





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