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
- $59 for an introductory glass-blowing class for one (a $150 value)
- $110 for an introductory glass-blowing class for two (a $300 value)
Master glass blower Robert Shield begins classes with a review of essential safety precautions before students melt and blow glass templates into elegant pendants. Students take home a picture of themselves at the torch as well as the pendant they create. Classes are available Thursday–Monday at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
For more than 20 years, master glass blower Robert Shield has crafted his crystalline figures for people around the world, his masterpiece being a glass carriage and horse that he gifted to the British Royal Family. Seated before the azure flame of a torch, Robert can make a swan appear out of a plain glass tube, bending and blowing the hot, translucent material until it resembles the bird's feathered body and arcing neck, before smashing the piece because he hates swans. From his academy, Robert edifies protégés in the glass-manipulating arts, guiding beginners through creating festive ornaments and tear-drop necklaces, and empowering aspiring artisans to fire up saleable spun glass.