Glass Bubble Project

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In a Nutshell

Experienced artisans teach students to safely melt and shape molten-hot glass into decorative glass pumpkins with a 2,000-degree furnace

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for date and time purchased. Must be 6 or older. Must sign waiver. Workshops are non-transferable. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with this Groupon.

$40 for a Three-Hour Decorative-Pumpkin Glass-Blowing Workshop ($85 Value)

During three-hour glass-blowing workshops, students learn to craft decorative glass pumpkins, shaping glass puddles reheated in a 2,000-degree furnace. Wine and beer wet adult whistles, and juice, snacks, cookies, and fruit from West Side Market fill bellies of all ages as experienced glass artists share their craft. Click here to choose from 19 available dates and times.

Glass Bubble Project

Glass Bubble Project's owners Mike Kaplan and Chris McGillicutty are business partners, friends, and working artists. Beginning in 1998, they repurposed their garage space into a working studio where professional artists and students create side by side, firing delicate one-of-a-kind masterpieces—and, according to Cleveland Magazine, the occasional grilled cheese sandwich—in the shop's 2,000-degree furnace. Their glass-blowing and welding classes teach adults and children to create one-of-a-kind artwork as nearby artists at work bolster creativity. Besides classes, the studio invites guests to watch their free public demonstrations and grants private studio time to artists in need and broken bottles looking for a fresh start.

The shop's resident artists craft and sell sconces, chandeliers, and vases from recycled glass and repurposed metal. Nicknamed “Clevetion Glass” to simultaneously lampoon delicate Venetian glass and celebrate Cleveland's heartiness, their blend of industrial parts and elegant glasswork toughens up the décor of private residences and commercial buildings, such as the Ritz Carlton, all across the country.

Customer Reviews

This was our second groupon to Glass Bubble Project and I would highly recommend it to everyone who enjoys having a good time and making art.
Becky S. · January 4, 2013
Outstanding experience. We went back twice and would like to get back out there again. They were very patient with our boys (7 and up) and very authentic. If you are looking for a place to have a laid back, inspiring night with artists who are clearly passionate about their work, give Glass Bubble a visit.
E M. · January 3, 2013
This was a great opportunity to try something new at a reasonable price. I will definitely go back and take another class!
Anita F. · January 3, 2013

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