Bowl-Making Class for One or Cold Glass-Fusing Experience for Four at Bay Area Glass Institute (Up to 56% Off)

Downtown San Jose

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$180 56% $101
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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

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice required. $10 per piece slumping upgrade available for "Party of Four" option. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $79 for a two-hour shape-a-bowl glass-blowing class for one (a $160 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 blobs at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit to make terrariums, glass flowers, or space helmets for cats. A store on the premises sells elegant and innovative work by the local glass artists affiliated with the institute.

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