Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with this Groupon to the Franklin Glassblowing Studio. Choose from the following options:
- For $45 for a glass-blown paperweight or river-rock workshop (a $90 value).
- For $60, you get a glass-blown cup or tumbler or ornament workshop (up to a $135 value).
- For $85, you get a glass-blown paperweight or river-rock workshop for 2 (a $180 value).
- For $115, you get a glass-blown cup or tumbler or ornament workshop for two (up to a $270 value).<p>
Franklin Glassblowing Studio’s founding glass master Jose Santisteban leads pupils through a spectrum of glass-blowing methodologies during blustery class sessions. Create a keepsake bauble for a Christmas tree or a Valentine’s Day cactus or a decorative cup or tumbler during workshops that combine art-form basics from the studio’s Introduction to Glassblowing class with specific ornament-crafting techniques. Colorful paperweights and river rocks remind students of this unique experience every time they glance at a stack of tax forms or a river of glass shards. Careful instruction and finalizing help to ensure each delicate piece’s success, and all materials except specialty colors and extra sets of lungs are included with the course.
Franklin Glassblowing Studio
Jose Santisteban’s artistic path has been paved with glass. He began working with it as an artistic medium in 1999 and, after earning his master of fine arts in glass sculpture in New York, chased his passion to locales around the country and globe.
Today, Jose shares his love of this ancient art at Franklin Glassblowing Studio. During lessons that focus on the basic skills of glass blowing, he demonstrates how the material can be used for more than just windows and temporary houses. Students then put theory into practice, flexing their creative muscles to create personalized keepsakes from scratch. When not hosting classes, Jose and others at the studio design their own glassy pieces, including lighting and home decor.