Bay Area Glass Institute

Downtown San Jose

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In a Nutshell

  • Two-hour glassblowing class
  • Make & take home two pieces
  • Friendly, veteran instructors
  • Choose from two options

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Promotional value expires Jun 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Must be 14 or older. Must sign waiver; under 18 years must have parental signature. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Much like a lead balloon, blowing glass rarely leads to any flightworthy results—unless, of course, you blow a blimp in the shape of dreams. Burst your thirst for exhaling exquisite works of glassy art with today's deal at Bay Area Glass Institute. Choose from two options:

  • $79 for a two-hour glass blowing class (a $180 value)
  • $79 for a two-hour “Party of Four” glass fusing class for four people (a $180 value)

During your two-hour Glass Experience class, crystal-coercers will teach you to breathe life into the clear, molten medium as it swelters at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Through ample amounts of hands-on learning, you'll make two separate pieces by the end of class—a handy glass paperweight to keep your future glassblowing awards from blowing away and a delicate glass flower to blow away a lover after blowing them off for glassblowing class. You can also opt for the two-hour “Party of Four” glass fusing class where four people share glassmaking without the heat. Participants use flat colored glass to make either a plate, a suncatcher or four coasters.

Founded by four students from San Jose State University in 1996, Bay Area Glass Institute continues to influence the community through both classes and public events. These introductory classes provide a rare sneak peek into the practical world of glassblowing. Bay Area Glass Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to the glass-oriented arts, provides all equipment though students are asked to dress appropriately. Sign-up and download the required waivers here.

Reviews

The Wave magazine documented a trip to Bay Area Glass Institute. Yelpers give the institute an average of 4.5 stars.

  • BAGI is a great little place to get your feet wet with glass work. The atmosphere is very relaxed. – Stacy K., Yelp
  • Where else can you play with dripping hot molten glass, decorate it with any color you like, and then play with it--all under the supervision of some very gentle and guiding instructors? – eurecurry S., Yelp

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

The instructor was fantastic and I really enjoyed the class. The end results were amazing!
Katie H. · January 4, 2017
They explained the process and worked with us in a very nice way. Love my new bowl. Look at glass items differently now.
Dale E. · December 31, 2016
So much fun! Not glass blowing, more like layering glass pieces to make art, but really enjoyed it and the glass art pieces we made. Unique experience, well organized, and clean shop.
Robin F. · December 20, 2016
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    Downtown San Jose

    401 E Taylor St.

    Suite 115

    San Jose, California 95112

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