Zen Glass Studios

St. Petersburg

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In a Nutshell

Experienced artisans enlighten students on how to forge and finish their own beer glasses and private projects from provided materials

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Promotional value expires Jun 12, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy unlimited additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. 48 hour advance reservation required. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. May combine two private parties for a total of 8 people. 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

  • $49 for a one-hour Make Your Own Craft Beer Glass workshop for one (a $100 value)
  • $250 for a private two-hour make-your-own-project workshop for up to four (a $500 value)

During beer-glass workshops, instructors teach students to forge craft-beer glasses by hand by shaping liquid glass into custom vessels. Though the class focuses on beer glasses, students can also create wineglasses, pendants, marbles, paperweights, or vases. All of these projects are also available during private sessions, in which attendees may choose from any of the above options to create their own vitreous masterpieces.

Zen Glass Studios

Much like professional skydivers, wily coyotes, and other careers that involve a degree of danger, most professional glassblowers aren’t self-taught. Joshua Poll, however, learned to harness the glass furnace all by himself, today imparting more than a decade of self-taught experience to Zen Glass Studios, where he and fellow glass smith David Walker create custom works of art by hand. Together they shape glass into authentic and unique pieces, including custom glassware and jewelry to wear while meeting a spouse’s goldfish for the first time.

Within their studio, Joshua and David teach workshops and classes, during which students survey basic to advanced glass-blowing techniques, crafting their own handmade objects such as ornaments, beer glasses, and vases. The duo also runs a full glassblower training program, which follows a syllabus structured to arm all students with all the necessary skills to set out on their own in the industry, just as Joshua did all those years ago.

Customer Reviews

This was a GREAT experience! We did a 2 hr private lesson for 4. Each of us came home with at least 3 glass objects that we made ourselves. Josh is an amazing artist, never losing patience with those of us who aren't! I would definitely recommend Zen Glass Studios!
Brenda B. · June 22, 2013
We had a super time and learned so much. Dave, our instructor was great and made everyone comfortable. Great family time!
Brenda L. · October 7, 2012
Josh was a awesome instructor. They have more advanced classes if you want to take the art further.
George J. · 6 days ago
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    St. Petersburg

    600 27th St. S

    St. Petersburg, Florida 33712


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