$82 for a 2.5-Hour Intro to Glass Heart Casting Class at Glass by James Michael ($165 Value). Three Dates Available.

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Seasoned glass casters guide students through techniques of molten glassworking so they can create heart-shaped paperweights

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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.

$82 for a 2.5-Hour Glass Heart Casting Class ($165 Value)

Small groups enter the studio to learn the basic techniques of glass casting. The session culminates in each student crafting heart-shaped paperweights. The paperweights are annealed and cooled overnight. Students then return to grind their pieces and inscribe them with their signatures. Students will take home two heart-shaped items of cast glass. Classes are offered at 1:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 2
  • Saturday, February 9
  • Thursday, February 14<p>

Glass by James Michael & Co.

For James Michael Kahle, the molten material he uses to craft his sculptures and vessels is a living thing, an element that must be cooperated with in order to achieve the desired response. Since beginning his career at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1990, the artisan has come to master a number of methods for creating stunning visual effects, from melding metal and alloys into the glass to encasing air bubbles. James channels his skill into crafting pieces—such as installation pieces, prismatic sinks, and even memorial sculptures forged around the ashes of a departed loved one—for display and use around the home. The glassworker also invites groups into his studio for classes, vigilant as his students work their own pieces in lava-powered ovens reaching more than 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.


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James is a great instructor with an impressive artistic background, and his apprentices are knowledgeable and willing to educate students.

Reviewer, Google+ Local, 11 months ago

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  • “Great place great time if one is into the art of glass! Very interesting even if one is not into glass art.”

  • “wonderful experience! Great apprentices..”

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