Glass provides a resting place for wine, eveningwear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today’s Groupon to Bayshore Gifts in Glass. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get a glass-fusing class (a $50 value).
- For $45, you get a lampworking class (a $95 value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of glass jewellery, housewares, and decor.<p>
Groupon holders can register for classes starting Sunday, December 25.
Bayshore Gifts in Glass’s artists coach glass-sculpting neophytes in workshops conducted at their studio, and handcraft a rotating display of glass decorations and artworks. In glass-fusing classes, instructors demonstrate how to cut colourful glass into various shapes and identify the specific temperatures needed to fuse pieces together into jewellery or life-size sentries that guard household stemware. Budding artists in the lampworking class garner more melting techniques as they bend clear and coloured glass rods and employ glass lamps to craft pendants.
Alternatively, customers can peruse the studio’s diverse stock of glass creations. Enjoy the pairing of necklace and earring sets ($15) or count the coloured layers set inside dichroic image necklaces ($20), which decorate necks and ears more beautifully than strings of dehydrated grapefruits. Shoppers browse handmade Christmas ornaments and vibrant animal figurines ($5+), and arrange hors d’oeuvres on cheese boards made from melted and fused glass bottles ($10+).