Glass provides a resting place for wine, evening wear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of open-studio glass fusing at Glass House Designs in downtown Lowell.
Glass House Designs' instructors fire up aspiring artists with a studio full of precut glass and an array of accessories to help them complete their translucent projects. During open-studio night, which is held every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., glass enthusiasts can choose from a variety of pieces to suit their decorative needs.
Create 5.5-inch tiles to use as tasteful trivets ($20) or tea-light holders to artfully cup chamomile candles ($12). With thin glass strands called stringers and crushed glass crumbs called frit, crafters can also make custom sun-catcher ornaments for their daylight-loving friends ($5) and brightly colored night-lights for their nocturnal nemeses ($14). After pieces are decorated, an instructor tucks them into a warm kiln to bake. Single projects can be completed in about an hour and cooled pieces are ready to pick up one week after their inspired inception.
Glass House Designs
Susan Molnar’s world is made of glass. As the owner of Glass House Designs, she oversees the facility’s three divisions: the gallery, the classroom, and the artist’s studio. In the gallery, Susan showcases her work alongside the pieces of more than 50 other local, regional, and national artists. For visitors hoping to create glass masterpieces of their own, Susan offers classes in fusing, mosaics, lampworking, and stained glass, and guest instructors offer classes in other artistic disciplines.
215 W Main St.
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