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 Three Options
- $99 for a glass-blowing class for one ($250 value)
- $199 for a glass-blowing class for two ($500 value)
- $397 for a glass-blowing class for four ($1,000 value)
In glass-blowing classes, Saul and Gina Alcaraz introduce students to molten glass and a 2,000-degree oven, providing each participant with enough material for two pieces and giving them free—though supervised—rein to create. Choosing to either meld multicolored glass or cast a spell to make it nearly invisible, students learn to roll glass and shape it into a paperweight, small vase, or tumbler.
Santa Barbara Glassblowing Studio
Most days, Saul Alcaraz can be found toiling over his 2,000-degree glass oven, often surrounded by an enraptured crowd. A surprisingly graceful practice, his glass-blowing is often as artful as a ballet performed in a volcano as he deftly spins, rolls, blows, and cuts his pieces. Having studied the craft since 1988, today Alcaraz splits his time between making effervescently vivid pieces—such as such as custom lamps and iridescent perfume bottles—and teaching teens and adults to do the same. In classes, he trusts his students to work toward shaping their own forms, even helping them introduce color into their creations to make them more attractive bait for trapping rainbows.
98% of 175 customers recommend
“Saul was a wonderful person who offered his expertise to make the class a wonderful experience.”
“I loved the entire experience- Saul and his wife helped us create amazing pieces, and I would recommend this experience to anyone.”
“Wonderful experience and Sal was a great instructor. ”