Flo Glassblowing

Hintonburg - Mechanicsville

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In a Nutshell

Students learn the basics of using glassblowing tools as well as design and sculpt their own colourful paperweight

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Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • C$69 for a glass-blowing workshop (a C$124.30 value)

Choose from the following dates:

  • Monday August 19
  • Tuesday August 20
  • Wednesday August 21
  • Thursday August 22
  • Friday August 23
  • Monday August 26
  • Tuesday August 27
  • Wednesday August 28
  • Thursday August 29
  • Friday August 30

Then choose between the 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. sessions.

During a three-hour class, groups of no more than six students learn the basics of working with liquid glass to create paperweights of their own design. Participants will learn how to gather and shape molten glass, apply the colours of their choice, and create a unique shapes with a variety of tools. After Flo Glassblowing polishes the final product, students can take home their creation.

Flo Glassblowing

After moving to town in 2005, glass artisan Melody Jewitt was renting studio time in Merrickville, Ontario. While at work, the Sheridan Institute–trained craftswoman discovered a kindred glassblowing spirit in the studio's owner, Bronwen McKnight, who has since retired. The two forged a friendship and artistic alliance that eventually became a business venture as well—their Ottawa studio dubbed Flo Glassblowing. The women used the studio to produce new work, continue their ongoing experiments with glass catcher's-mitt prototypes, and showcase their best designs. They also offer visitors a variety of workshops tailored to all ages, in which they reveal the secrets of flameworking, fusing, and casting that enable students to execute their own small glass pieces. In addition to the workshops, the studio creates a wide variety of custom glass blown products.

Customer Reviews

The night was so much fun! Only tip would be that it's quite warm in the studio with the flame going so it would be wise to wear light clothing.
Connie R. · June 24, 2016
This was super fun! I went with a friend and we really enjoyed it. Glassblowing and glass beadmaking would be a unique date idea!
Tracy F. · April 27, 2016
My son and I participated in a class at Flo Glassblowing where we made a glass ball made with the colours of our choice. The glass offered just enough hands on opportunities for the first time experience for when it's a new and totally unlike any experience we've ever had before. The gal that was instructing was so engaging with our group and even showed us at the end of the class another item that could be made in another class offered at Flo, and how anyone could do it. We both had a wonderful time, and look forward to our new experience when we sign up for our next class at Flo Glassblowing.
Tammy M. · April 21, 2016
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    Hintonburg - Mechanicsville

    957 Gladstone Ave

    Suite C

    Ottawa, ON K1Y 3E5

    +16136953563

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