Two-Hour Glass-Blowing Class for One or Two at Leaderglass (Half Off)

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In a Nutshell

Survey of glass-blowing techniques acquaints students with the art form's techniques as they create an ornamental flower or paperweight

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 31st, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around the outside of an aircraft carrier. One-up ordinary hobbyists with today’s Groupon to Leaderglass. Choose between the following options:

  • For $75, you get a two-hour glass-blowing class for one (a $150 value).
  • For $137, you get a two-hour glass-blowing class for two (a $275 value).<p>

Classes can be reserved during studio hours, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., when available.

Leaderglass owner Alex Leader, who has been profiled in the Sonoma Valley Sun, mines his 18 years of experience manipulating glass when teaching hands-on classes at his studio. Leader’s introductory class—known as A Glass Experience—acts as a survey of the glass-blowing universe, allowing students to observe and try different techniques over the course of two hours. Newly christened glass gurus walk away with a simple but solid piece, such as an ornamental flower, paperweight, or life-size replica of the Louvre Pyramid. After class, pupils can saunter around Leader’s showroom, where he displays a colorful and unique collection of handmade items, including tumblers, wine glasses, and vases.

Leaderglass

Alex Leader’s namesake glass-blowing outfit aims to equip curious artists with the tools and guidance to craft their own handmade glass art pieces. Alex relies on thousand-year-old techniques and skills learned during his two decades of experience to assist students as they create their own blown vases, ornaments, and bowls. Prior to starting on a masterpiece, students can glean inspiration inside the master craftsman’s showroom, where he displays his own collection of artisanal bowls and lighting fixtures.


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  • “Alex was fantastic - this class surpassed my expectations. Alex was the best teacher anyone could ask for - knowledgable, patient, fun... and we loved the projects...”

    “Alex was fantastic - this class surpassed my expectations. Alex was the best teacher anyone could ask for - knowledgable, patient, fun... and we loved the projects we got to take home.”

  • “The class was fun and very interesting, really enjoyed it and may do it again.”

  • “Alex was a fantastic teacher and the hands-on experience was really fun!”

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