Glass Studio Classes
Public Glass offers a variety of classes that will ignite your creative path with glass! We combine hands-on learning with small class sizes & professional instruction so that you can truly experience the medium no matter which glassmaking process you choose.
Have your first glass experience with us! We are here to teach all levels of makers and hobbyists.
Glassblowing is all about manipulating very hot glass – it's stored in the furnace at about 2000°F. Students learn to use specialized tools, gravity, centrifugal forces and their breath to design, shape, and add color the molten glass. Public Glass offers classes in the core skills of glassblowing, designed to turn students into independent members.
Our flat glass classes involve cutting and layering pieces of cold glass then melting designs in a kiln until they soften and fuse together. In a second firing glass is placed over molds and bends into bowls. The process lends itself to functional pieces, such as dishes, jewelry, frames, tiles and plaques, as well as wall art and sculptural items. Fusing and slumping allows for very complex and colorful work without the heat and physical demand of other shops.
Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is similar to glassblowing but on a smaller scale. Flameworking is not as physically demanding, although it does require hand-eye coordination and concentration. The flameworking set up includes a torch, glass rods and metals tools like small molds and tweezers. Public Glass offers classes in the core skills of flameworking, as well as specialty classes in vessels, marbles, beads and jewelry, animals and more.
Coldworking describes many techniques that will alter the glass surface after blowing, sculpting, casting or fusing. Public glass offers classes in the core skills that include grinding, polishing, cutting, engraving, etching, sandblasting, stippling, and more.
Learn in any studio with one-on-one instruction. Our staff is here to support your artistic development with flexible sessions. Contact the office to set up your private instruction today.
Come learn new skills as a team, or have a relaxing party while you watch us blow glass! You can hold an event in any of our studios, whether it be flameworking, stained glass, glass blowing, and more!
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