Hearts Afire: Heart Glassblowing Class

Talisman Glass Studio

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In a Nutshell

Glassblowing artist Sharon Gilbert helps you create a two-color, heart-shaped paperweight out of molten glass

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 14, 2016. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of class for a ticket at venue. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. Ticket value includes all fees. All participants must be in good health and sign a liability release before participating in glassblowing. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $70 for one ticket for general-admission (up to $135 value)

Dates and Times

  • Friday, February 12, at 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 13, at 10 a.m. or 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 14, at 10 a.m. or 12 p.m.

What You’ll Do

You don’t have to be a hopeless romantic to view Valentine’s Day as a respite from the chill of winter. This two-hour workshop fills participants with warm, fuzzy feelings as they use a hot flame to manipulate glass into colorful, heart-shaped paperweights. Glass artist Sharon Gilbert and her trained artisans guides students every step of the way, and provides them with all the necessary tools to create a unique piece of glass art, which they can choose to keep or gift to their Valentine.

  • Create Your Own Glass Heart Paperweight
    You’ll use a five-foot blowpipe to shape a heart out of clear glass and fill it with two colors of your choice.

  • 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 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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