Janke Studios

Old Fourth Ward

533 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Glass blower Matt Janke helps students 13+ make a stemless goblet and wine stopper in one day to take home, or learn the basics over 5 weeks

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Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; call at least 45 days in advance to schedule your class. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Classes must be used by the same person. In the 3hr class option, purchasers will be making a stemless goblet and wine stopper. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $75 for a three-hour Cheers glass-blowing class ($150 value)
  • $225 for a five-week beginning glass-blowing class

Both classes are open to all students aged 13 and older. All materials are provided, and students need only show up wearing long pants and close-toed shoes. Call ahead to schedule.

Janke Studios

Matt Janke dreamed of landing the perfect glass-blowing job. After moving to Atlanta in 1986, he realized there wasn't a single glass studio in town, granting his art a ready-made niche. After settling in, he returned to grad school, earning an MFA in glass with the intent to launch his own university program and ultimately procure his own space. By the time he graduated in 1992, Matt further honed his skills, stockpiled equipment, and, in 1996, opened his own studio and hired himself.

Beyond the perks of being his own boss, having his own studio affords Matt a great deal of creative freedom. He infuses all his handblown light fixtures, tumblers, and vases with the prismatic swirls of his signature style, in which precise lines and natural variations vie for attention across undulating surfaces. A downtown gallery space facilitates sales of these works.

But the studio has also fulfilled more than Matt's original goal of finding glass-blowing employment, going on to catalyze a glass-blowing community. From single apprentices in the early days, the studio is now a full-fledged classroom, with space for five instructors, a dozen students, and the kilns that must melt their glass until they each finish their training by capturing and taming a fire-breathing dragon.

Customer Reviews

533 Ratings

They were so fun. I did it with my 7 yr old daughter. We both made pumpkins. They were friendly and fun. Dont let the drill sargent scare you. He is really good.
Terry H. · November 15, 2016
Really enjoyed this experience! Our instructor was pretty cool and very informative about the glass blowing process. Great for a date night!!
Royal G. · September 20, 2016
Christian was our instructor - we had a great time. It was an interesting experience, and we will return for another project. Thanks!
Kelly C. · August 14, 2016
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    Old Fourth Ward

    659 Auburn Ave NE

    Glass Studio Atlanta

    Atlanta, GA 30312


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