Glassblowing was popular in the Roman Empire, when Roman artists were frantically looking for a way to use fire in a way that outshone Attila the Hun’s invention of s’mores. Partake in an age-old art with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $39 for a glassblowing class (an $80 value)
- $75 for a glassblowing class for two (a $160 value)
- $148 for a glassblowing class for four (a $320 value)<p>
Classes are roughly one hour long and are held between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Saturday except April 14.<p>
Antonius Glass Studios
Artist and glassmaker Jim Antonius erected his studio to continue a four-decade journey with glasswork, including studies at an array of institutions and more than 900 public, private, and corporate commissions, including work for architect Frank Gehry. At the 3,000-square-foot space—located on 2 acres of land near the Prescott National Forest—Antonius and instructor Jordan Ford focus on teaching offhand glassblowing during private classes and group workshops. The studio is also available for rental and is filled with a bevy of equipment, including three annealers, saxophones for blowing practice, three marvers, and a freestanding pot furnace fueled by natural gas.