Heart-Themed Flame-Working Glass-Art Class for One or Two at Fiamma Art Glass (Up to 53% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Create a glass heart that can be worn as a pendant while learning the basics of flame working, an accessible alternative to glass blowing

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 27th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 1 week in advance. 72hr cancellation notice required. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 Between Two Options

  • $42 for a Hearts of Glass flame-working workshop for one (an $85 value)
  • $80 for a Hearts of Glass flame-working workshop for two (a $170 value)

In a 90-minute workshop, up to 6 students learn to manipulate and colorize molten glass on the torch with the help of an expert. The result is a colorful glass heart, which instructors can help affix to a loop to make a glimmering pendant. Classes are generally scheduled on the weekends; check website for dates and times.

Fiamma Art Glass

Native Bostonians and Mass Art graduates Caterina Urrata and David Weintraub share a passion for the sinuous geometries of glass. They've shaped that passion under some of the top blowers and lampworkers in the field. Their preferred aesthetic emphasizes intricate form, in stemware and vessels that incorporate the delicate curve of a seahorse's back or mischievously twisting horns over a devilish visage. Sculptures range from eerily suspended bowls held up by their frozen contents to monolithic forms bearing tribalesque patterns. And Weintraub's vetrographs are, if possible, even more inimitable: he devised the process himself, flashing light through carefully constructed glass forms onto photo paper to create images that evoke primitive life forms growing in caves or under subway seats.

The couple practice their delicate craft in a studio-cum-gallery in Newton Upper Falls. Besides providing an eyeful for any glass-loving gawker, they occasionally also offer introductory classes to the multifaceted art.