What You'll Get
- $75 for one admission to a three-hour glass-blowing workshop with glass artist Nikolaj Christensen
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The event will be held at East Falls Glassworks. Participants are advised to wear closed-toe shoes and breathable clothing made of natural fibers.
Each event is capped at 15 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Making your own Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one adds a thoughtful touch, especially if you personally forge the gift at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Glass artist Nikolaj Christensen helps you do exactly that during hands-on workshops held before and on Valentine’s Day.
Learn from Glass-Blowing Experts
The instructors at East Falls Glassblowing boast of a half-century of experience among them. During this class, one of the talented staffers will show you the ins and outs of transforming molten glass into art in the studio’s 800-pound furnace.
Craft a Custom Valentine’s Day Gift
Guest create their own heart-shaped paperweight, forming it over flames and adding colors for a unique result.
Too Hot to Handle
Because the finished artworks will still clock in at 1,000 degrees at the end of the session, they’ll need time to cool. Participants can return a week after the session to pick them up or pay a flat fee of $15 to have the finished product shipped.
Nikolaj Christensen has been creating glass art for more than a decade, and he admits that it’s hard work. But for Nikolaj, that hard work pays off tenfold in the form of unique pieces that can last for thousands of years. Since 2006, he’s practiced his trade at East Falls Glassworks. Under his tutelage there, thousands of students have learned the skills required to make long-lasting, one-of-a-kind works of their own.
The Fine Print