Talented instructors help students make holiday decorations and other glass keepsakes as they enjoy complimentary sweet tea and snacks
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $99 for a three-hour glass-blowing class ($160 value)
- $275 for a five-week beginning glass-blowing class ($470 value)
During the three-hour class, students will make an heirloom pumpkin or two ornaments. During the five-week class, students learn the complete glass-blowing process over the length of their class, culminating in the final project of a glass fish. Students enjoy light snacks and sweet tea during their sessions.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required at least 45 days in advance. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.