What You'll Get
- $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.
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