Artists always want muses without realizing they are a big responsibility—demanding regular walks, a ticket to every sunset, and smoothies made of old pastels and greek yogurt. Cultivate your creativity an easier way with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $49.99 for a make-your-own-wineglass workshop for one (a $99 value)
- $99.99 for a make-your-own-wineglass workshop for two (a $198 value)
- $249.99 for a two-hour private make-your-own-project workshop for up to four (a $500 value)
- $49.99 for a make-your-own-pint-glass workshop for one (a $100 value)
During one-hour workshops, a veteren glassblower teaches students the techniques to color, shape and forge liquid glass into custom stems for wineglasses or pint glasses. After helping students mix colors and twist the glass, experienced pros fuse finished stems to a cup style of choice. Glasses are made in different parts of the on-site Hotshop. The wine glasses are made in the flameworking side on torches, the pint glasses are made out of a furnace.
Though the workshops focus on wineglasses and pint glasses, students can also create pendants, marbles, paperweights, or vases. All of those projects are available in two-hour private sessions, during which attendees choose from above options to create their own vitreous masterpieces.
Zen Glass Studios
Much like professional skydivers, wily coyotes, and other careers that involve a degree of danger, most professional glassblowers aren’t self-taught. Joshua Poll, however, learned to harness the glass furnace all by himself, today imparting more than a decade of self-taught experience to Zen Glass Studios, where he and fellow glass smith David Walker create custom works of art by hand. Together they shape glass into authentic and unique pieces, including custom glassware and jewelry to wear while meeting a spouse’s goldfish for the first time.
Within their studio, Joshua and David teach workshops and classes, during which students survey basic to advanced glass-blowing techniques, crafting their own handmade objects such as ornaments, beer glasses, and vases. The duo also runs a full glassblower training program, which follows a syllabus structured to arm all students with all the necessary skills to set out on their own in the industry, just as Joshua did all those years ago.