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.
- $99 for a two-hour glass-blowing class (a $249 value)
Santa Barbara Glassblowing Studio
Most days, Saul Alcaraz can be found toiling over his 2,000-degree glass oven, often surrounded by an enraptured crowd. A surprisingly graceful practice, his glass-blowing is often as artful as a ballet performed in a volcano as he deftly spins, rolls, blows, and cuts his pieces. Having studied the craft since 1988, today Alcaraz splits his time between making effervescently vivid pieces—such as such as custom lamps and iridescent perfume bottles—and teaching teens and adults to do the same. In classes, he trusts his students to work toward shaping their own forms, even helping them introduce color into their creations to make them more attractive bait for trapping rainbows.
98% of 179 customers recommend
“it's awesome! I made the candy dish and love it!”
“This was an amazing experience!! Saul and his wife make you feel like family. Saul is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. My piece came out beautifully and it...”
“This was an amazing experience!! Saul and his wife make you feel like family. Saul is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. My piece came out beautifully and it was due to his patience instructions. I will take the class again. You really feel like an artist when you leave!”
“Saul is a great teacher. You will really enjoy this class.”