Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $50 for a two-hour Intro to Flameworking class for one (a $100 value)
- $90 for a two-hour Intro to Flameworking class for two (a $200 value)
- $100 for a three-hour Introduction to Hot Shop class for one (a $200 value)
- $190 for a three-hour Introduction to Hot Shop class for two (a $400 value)
In the flame-working class, students learn to make borosilicate marbles and soft glass beads. The hot-shop class covers the basic tools and techniques of glass blowing, and students can create tumblers and hot glass paperweights that they pick up the next day. More advanced classes are available.
Asheville Glass Center
Combining experience in lampworking, glass blowing, and jewelry design, the experienced glassblowers of Asheville Glass Center lead workshops and classes to share their passion for manipulating molten glass. The two- to three-hour intro courses teach neophytes to craft borosilicate marbles and soft glass beads, and more in-depth classes result in intricate implosion flowers and sand-cast solid forms. The center also offers open studio time for more experienced artists who wish to work alone, like the winningest three-legged racers.