Bay Area Glass Institute

Downtown San Jose

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In a Nutshell

Bowl-making class teaches students how to blow molten glass at 2,000 degrees and groups of four cut glass to make plates and coasters

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Promotional value expires Dec 13, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 16 or older. Must sign waiver; under 18 must have guardian signature. 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

  • $79 for a two-hour glass-bowl-blowing class for one (a $180 value)
  • $79 for a two-hour cold glass-fusing experience for four (a $180 value)

The glass-bowl-blowing class introduces students to hot-glass-crafting techniques in a safe environment. After students turn and shape molten glass, bowls cool for a few days in an annealing oven before they're ready to be filled with colored pebbles or Fruity Pebbles. Alternatively, during a four person class, quartets learn to safely cut glass as they fuse plates, sun catchers, or coasters using colored flat glass.

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

Outstanding experience for the entire family. Patient and knowledgeable staff and the glass piece makes for a wonderful memory. Time and money well spent!!
Srividya P. · March 14, 2017
great experience!
Michael L. · March 12, 2017
This was a very fun and rewarding experience. Fun, because the staff was friendly and taught us the basics of glass blowing in a fun and engaging way. Rewarding, because I got to take home a beautiful floppy bowl that I made! Highly recommend!! Go with friends!
Tracy P. · March 7, 2017
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    Downtown San Jose

    401 E Taylor St.

    Suite 115

    San Jose, California 95112

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