Zen Glass Studios

St. Petersburg

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

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Choose from Three Options

  • $49 for a one-hour blow-your-own-glass-ornaments workshop for one (a $100 value)
  • $95 for a one-hour blow-your-own-glass-ornaments workshop for two (a $200 value)
  • $250 for a private two-hour make-your-own-project workshop for up to four (a $500 value)

During ornament workshops, instructors teach students how to blow liquid glass into ornaments with glass loops for hanging. Students also can fashion glass ornaments during private sessions, or instead work on their choice of glass art projects, including beer glasses, wineglasses, pendants, marbles, paperweights, or vases.

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

We had a fabulous time. Our teacher's name was Christian & he was great. Thank you for a great experience. -Mo & Michael D.
Monette D. · May 13, 2013
Excellent class! The instructor was very welcoming and patient. I felt very comfortable being there and had an amazing experience. I would definitely recommend Zen Glass Studios!
April M. · May 12, 2013
Great experience! Would definately do again!
Donna M. · January 16, 2013
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    St. Petersburg

    600 27th St S

    St. Petersburg, FL 33712


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