Make a Glass Paperweight with a Glassblowing Artist

Talisman Custom Art Glass

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In a Nutshell

Artist Sharon Gilbert helps you shape a gleaming paperweight from hot molten glass

The Fine Print

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The Deal

  • $75 for one admission to a glassblowing class with Sharon Gilbert
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Classes are held at Talisman Custom Art Glass.

Each event is capped at 20 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

Paperweights are functional, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Make a beautiful, useful object of your own during this two-hour workshop, lead by Talisman Glass owner Sharon Gilbert. She’ll guide you through the process of creating a colorful, customized paperweight from molten glass.

  • Create Your Own Glass Paperweight
    You’ll use a five-foot blowpipe to shape your piece with two colors of glass.

  • Take the Trinket Home
    After allowing the paperweight to cool overnight, you can pick it up within the week.

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 being profiled for Bon Appetit, the Huffington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.

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