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.
Choose from Three Options
$76 for a 90-minute glass-blowing night out for two (up to a $161 total value)
- Each participant makes one glass tumbler (up to a $150 value)
- One appetizer from a prix fixe menu from Serpas (up to a $11 value)
- Complimentary wine<p>
$456 for a three-hour glass-blowing party for up to 12 (up to a $966 total value) * Each participant makes one glass tumbler (a $900 value) * Six appetizers from Serpas (up to a $66 value) * Complimentary wine<p>
$800 for a four-hour glass-blowing party with Matt Janke for up to 12 (up to a $1,616 total value) * Each student makes one glass tumbler (a $1,050 value) * Custom glass art made onsite by Matt Janke for the party host (a $500 value) * Six appetizers from Serpas (up to a $66 value) * Complimentary wine<p>
- See available dates and times here<p>
Appetizers from Serpas include crispy duck rolls, eggplant hush puppies with blue cheese, and flash fried oysters. View Serpas full menu here
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.