- C$145 for a wine-bottle-stopper class for two (C$290 value)
In groups of no more than seven people, students learn how to create their own wine-bottle stoppers from molten glass and high-quality stainless steel. They also get to decorate a handmade canvas gift bag so they can present their piece to a loved one or a favorite vineyard.
Playing with Fire
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.