Bay Area Glass Institute

Downtown San Jose

275 Ratings

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Students in terrarium class learn how to blow molten glass at 2,000 degrees & groups of four cut glass to make plates & coasters

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Promotional value expires Sep 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. Must be 16 or older. Under 18 must have signature from guardian. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $79 for a two-hour Make a Terrarium class for one (a $160 value)
  • $79 for a two-hour glass-making experience for four (a $180 value)<p>

Make a Terrarium classes introduce students to hot glass-crafting techniques in a safe environment. After students turn and shape molten glass, terrariums cool for a few days in an annealing oven before they’re ready to be filled with flora. Starter kits are available for an extra fee. During a Party of 4 class, quartets learn to safely cut glass as they create plates, sun catchers, or coasters using colored flat glass.<p>

Bay Area Glass Institute

The nonprofit Bay Area Glass Institute supports glass arts in its community by providing affordable studio space for artists, holding events and exhibits of local work, and teaching basic classes. Students create delicate glass art using cold techniques or acquire the basics of glass blowing as they rotate molten glass at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit to make bowls, vases, and flowers. A store on the premises sells elegant and innovative work by the local glass artists affiliated with the institute.

Customer Reviews

275 Ratings

Wonderful experience, wonderful staff, and a special memory with my youngest daughter, plus a beautiful glass plate that I made which I will always treasure!
Louise F. · 4 days ago
Nice people, has a good time working with glass. Made a bowl, and I'm very happy with it. My fist time working with glass.
L V. · November 26, 2016
Great instruction and experience!
Peter H. · November 23, 2016
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    Downtown San Jose

    401 E Taylor St.

    Suite 115

    San Jose, California 95112

    408-993-2244

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