90-Minute Glass-Fusing Workshop for One or Two with Take-Home Trinket Dish at The Glass Workbench (45% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Skilled artisans help students craft decorative trinket dishes during a 90-minute glass-fusing workshop that make use of the onsite kiln

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 23rd, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Subject to availability. Must be 12 or older; 12-15 must be accompanied by guardian. Services must be used by the same person or people, depending on option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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

  • $22 for a fused-glass trinket dish workshop for one (a $40 value)
  • $42.90 for a fused-glass trinket dish workshop for two (an $80 value)

During the 90-minute workshop, a stained-glass expert teaches students the basics of fusing glass in a kiln, with all tools and supplies provided. Students craft a square trinket dish that can coordinate with their home decor or favorite holiday. The dishes require both a tack-fuse firing and slump firing in the store's kiln.

The Glass Workbench

The Glass Workbench—a stained-glass and glass-making specialty store—began as a family-owned enterprise in 1975. Back then, owners Glen and Joanne Bishop chose an old-style building on South Main Street to create their shrine to the age-old art of glassmaking. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the building's 2-foot-thick Burlington limestone walls enclose the shop's inventory of supplies and books about glass arts. They also house mosaic stained-glass artworks by Julie Bishop Day, Glen and Joanne's daughter, who developed the stepping-stone technique for glass decoration. Local crafters take advantage of glassmaking workshops and admire the work of the staff's resident artisans, whose custom stained-glass pieces portray nature imagery and legendary moments in history such as when Ben Franklin invented Windex.


Tips

  • “This was such a fun time! Looking forward to the finished product :)”

  • “Amazing class, would love to another one. The project was fun and I liked that I was able to make my own personal piece and did not have to follow a set pattern.”

  • “Nice people and great place!”

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    Saint Charles

    318 S Main St

    Saint Charles, Missouri 63301

    636-946-2002

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