Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

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In a Nutshell

Glass artist helps clients create solid, free-form glass wine bottle stoppers at a studio featured on the Space channel’s Innerspace

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 26, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Registration required and subject to availability. Must cancel 72 hours in advances or fee up to voucher may be applied. Must be 14+; under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Must sign waiver. All services must be redeemed during a single visit by same pair. Tax and gratuity are not included. Email Andrea with any questions: Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • C$145 for a wine-bottle stopper class for two (C$290 value)

During the class, students will make a wine-bottle stopper. While waiting for their turn in the hot shop, participants can make wine charms at the side table.

Playing with Fire

Established: 2001
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: Self-made hot glass is the most unusual gift idea or [can make] an exciting creative outing with friends.

Q&A with Minna Koistinen, Owner

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My personal work has always been a passion for me, ever since I first stepped into a glass studio at the University of Art and Design Helsinki in the early '90s. I saw the possibilities of hot glass being taught as art and entertainment rather than schooling.

What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
It is difficult and challenging in the most heart-pumping way. It's like working with lava, and you get an unusual feeling of success in working with something that appeals to the most primal of senses. Most people are surprised about how much fun it is.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
All workshops are for beginners and taught by professionals as a fun outing. Beginners should start with solid objects, since blowing is a step up.

Customer Reviews

What a unique and thoroughly enjoyable experience this was. I attendded with my son - and we both made the toppers.
Leah H. · February 3, 2017
Was a great time, I took my wife as a part of our "date day". Def well worth it
Robert M. · February 7, 2015
A very different experience for me, but a lot of fun! Cool day out with my mom.
Erica · February 7, 2015
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    Playing with Fire

    601 Christie Street

    Unit #252

    Toronto, ON M6G 4C6

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