Valentine's Glassmaking Class


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In a Nutshell

Artist Leslie Speicher helps students prepare glass dishes, pendants, and keychains to be fired in a kiln in a Valentine’s Day-themed class

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The Deal

  • $52 for one admission to a Valentine’s Day-themed glassmaking workshop with Leslie Speicher
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
  • Please wear closed-toed shoes and cotton clothing, and bring a band to tie back long hair. 
  • This event is suitable for participants ages 16 and up.

The event will be held at Chicago Glass Collective.

Each event is capped at 10 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

A glass trinket, like the human heart, is a delicate thing, easy to cherish and just as easy to break—but unlike the human heart, glass is fortified in a kiln. In Leslie Speicher’s Valentine’s Day-themed workshop, you’ll work with the artist to create two glass dishes, pendants, or keychains all your own before sending them into the kiln to be fired. Within the week, you can pick up your handiwork and use one or both mementos to warm the cockles of a loved one’s heart without having to put it anywhere near an oven.

  • Glassmaking 101
    Speicher, an experienced glassmaker and teacher, walks students step-by-step through cutting, assembling, and fusing glass.

  • Make a Dish and Trinket of Your Choice
    Each student crafts a 5”x5” decorative, food-safe dish as well as either a pendant or a keychain.

  • All Materials Included
    In addition to the glass, students have access to all necessary tools, as well as the kiln.

Your Host

Leslie Speicher Leslie Speicher
Owner, Chicago Glass Collective

Leslie Speicher mastered the art of glass manipulation, spending more than a quarter-century perfecting her techniques and collecting a number of degrees, residencies, and publication credits along the way. Her shimmering pieces have appeared in showings across Seattle, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, and Chicago, where the Museum of Surgical Science hosted a solo show of her work. Not content to merely practice the art on her own, Speicher also mastered the art of teaching, sharing the secrets of her craft with students for the last 19 years.

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