Holiday Ornament Glassblowing Class

Talisman Custom Art Glass

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What You'll Get


The Deal

  • $65 for one admission to a two-hour glassblowing workshop with Sharon Gilbert
  • Students must wear all-natural fabrics and closed-toe leather shoes; layers of clothing are suggested, and long hair needs to be tied back
  • Students must also bring eyewear, preferably sunglasses
  • Children are welcome to attend this event
  • 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 Talisman Glass in River West.

Each event is capped at 10 purchasers.


What You’ll Do

Watching a glass ornament glitter in the light of a Christmas tree can be magical—but nowhere near as magical as watching it emerge from the oven that made it. During her two-hour workshop, Talisman Glass owner Sharon Gilbert allows guests to marvel at this moment. While they’re at it, they’ll also use a blow pipe and the power of their own lungs to create their own decorative orb for the holidays.

  • Create Your Own Glass Ornament
    Using a five-foot blowpipe, blow one spherical ornament and add a choice of two colors.

  • Take the Decoration Home
    Ornaments have to cool overnight. Participants will schedule a pick-up time within one week of the workshop.


Your Host

Sharon Gilbert Sharon Gilbert
Owner and Designer for Talisman Glass

Roughly two decades ago, Sharon Gilbert attended a glassblowing class and saw something that would forever change her life: an artist who used fire and sand the way others used a brush and paint. In the years since, she’s mastered the craft and became the owner of Chicago’s Talisman Glass. There, she teaches private and group glassblowing and fusing classes—that is when she’s not be profiled for Bon Appetit, the Huffington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.


The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Dec 13, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or subject to cancellation. No value after date & time have passed. Gratuity included. Wear all-natural fibers and closed toe, leather shoes. Long hair should be tied back. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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