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|There are two types of classes offered: Choose either a private lesson or a "taste of glass blowing"
BEGINNING GLASS BLOWING
Our beginning lessons are for one or two students. Your instructor is able to tailor the experience to the individual. The private lesson starts with hands on practice using colorless glass from the furnace. You'll go through all the hand tools to see how they are used to manipulate and shape the molten glass. After this you are ready to take another dip from the furnace, add some color to clear glass, and make a paperweight.
Next, the techniques used for making the paperweights are used to make a small vase.
All the glass made goes into the annealing oven. Over the course of 12 hours it slowly ramps down to temperature. So any glass you make today come out of the oven tomorrow. When it is out of the oven, a dremmel is used to sign your name on the bottom.
The beginning glass blowing classes are $80/ hr with a 2 hour minimum.
Participants are asked to wear non-synthetic, long-sleeved clothing and closed-toed shoes.
We will happily schedule your teambuilding event, birthday party, troup outing, or group of friends for a glass blowing session at Blowing Sands Glass Studio. We can also schedule this class for individuals or couples who would like a "taste of glassblowing."
Participants can blow:
An ornament ($25 each)
paperweight ($30 each)
heart ($35 each)
sea float ($45 each)
pumpkin ($50 each)
bowl ($50 each)
All glass must go into the annealer overnight for a slow cool and will be available for pickup the next business day. Pariticpants are asked to wear long-sleeved, non-synthetic clothing and closed-toed shoes.
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