Janke Studios

Old Fourth Ward

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In a Nutshell

Glass blower Matt Janke helps students make glass ornaments or witch balls while they sip complimentary wine and munch snacks

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Promotional value expires May 14, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiples as gifts for couples package. Limit 1 per person for party package. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must register 30 days in advance for couples option and 45 days in advance for party option. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Janke Studios - Old Fourth Ward: Glass-Blowing Night Out for Two or Party for Up to 12 with Complimentary Wine and Snacks at Janke Studios (52% Off)

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 Between Two Options

$75 for a 90-minute couples glass-blowing package for two (a $155 value)

  • Each participant blows two pieces of glass, including a flower and a choice of ornament or witch ball
  • One complimentary glass of wine per person and snacks
  • $5 voucher toward gourmet American food at Serpas<p>

$450 for a three-hour glass-blowing party for up to 12 (a $930 value)

  • One complimentary glass of wine per person and snacks
  • Six $5 vouchers toward gourmet American food at Serpas<p>

Both packages include all necessary materials; students need only show up wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes. Students will create a flower as well as a choice between a speckled, multi-colored holiday ornament or a two-colored stranded witch ball, which for centuries certain cultures have hung in windows to ward off negativity, evil spirits, and overzealous door solicitors. See the class page for available dates and times.<p>

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.

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98% of 523 customers recommend

Great experience, had a good time.
Jamaal M. · June 18, 2016
Great experience
Karyn T. · June 14, 2016
Great experience!
Richard L. · May 16, 2016

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