Before glass blowing was perfected, people drank from stone goblets and adorned their Christmas trees with little handmade portraits of David Hasselhoff. Spruce up your home with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $16 for a Blow-a-Bubble experience for one (a $33 value)
- $16 for a QuickCast experience for one (a $33 value)
- $29 for a Blow-a-Bubble experience for two (a $66 value)
- $29 QuickCast experience for two (a $66 value)
During the Blow-a-Bubble experience, guests 9 and older blow a large, clear glass bubble, which they can upgrade with color ($7.50+) or a twist ($14). Alternatively, artisans of any age press their handprint or footprint into a medium box in the QuickCast experience, then glassworkers fill the cast with glass for a fun decoration. Both experiences take place during Hot Sand's walk-in hours: Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Finished products are usually ready for pickup in a week; shipping is available for an additional fee. Click here for more information.
Hot Sand’s studio buzzes with activity as instructors dip pipes into molten glass and then demonstrate how to blow the globs into recognizable shapes. Nearby, other students work on finishing their pieces, refining contours atop wooden blocks and polishing surfaces on a diamond wheel. Hot Sand's glass-blowing artists impart these techniques through basic walk-in experiences and immersive workshops, showing guests how to craft objects such as candy dishes, pumpkin-shaped ornaments, or one-time-use dodgeballs. Welcoming visitors of all ages, Hot Sand earned the distinction as a top kids' destination in New Jersey Monthly's 2012 Jersey Choice awards. The studio also expands the aesthetic tastes of the community through a gallery that showcases original works for sale.
The staff here was so patient and friendly.Courtney C., Yelp, 11/27/12
the experience is one of a kind, the shop has magic energy, its a LOCAL business which is awesomelittle b., 9/18/11
97% of 509 customers
“Awesome experience great gift idea staff is very helpful ! ”
“go early in the day, it is very popular. either way you will have an amazing time!”
“wonderful experience! The staff were so helpful and the glass making was unique, amazing and creative.”
550 Cookman Ave., Unit 103
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712Get Directions