$175 for a Two-Day Beginning Glass-Blowing Workshop at Janke Studios ($350 Value)

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Glass blower Matt Janke and his team help students make glass flowers, paperweights, and more during a two-day glass-blowing workshop

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The Deal

  • $175 for a two-day beginning glass-blowing workshop ($350 value)

This workshop includes all necessary materials; students need only show up wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes. The two-day package is meant for people who can't commit to a weekly class schedule; instead, they attend back-to-back classes on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 2 p.m.–6 p.m., or 7 p.m.–11 p.m. or Thursday and Friday at 9 a.m.–1 p.m. or 2 p.m.–6 p.m. Students put basic glass-blowing techniques to use by creating a glass flower, paperweight, stemless goblet, and small fish. See the class page for available dates and times.

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

2-day class was great. Wife loved it so much I got a 5-day package for her birthday.
Robert S. · April 17, 2014
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
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    Old Fourth Ward

    659 Auburn Ave NE

    Glass Studio Atlanta

    Atlanta, GA 30312


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