Professional glass blowers teach pairs and individuals to craft bowls, paperweights, and flowers during daily classes
What You'll Get
Hands-on activities have been temporarily suspended. The office is still available via email and phone for scheduling once activities resume.
- Blow Your Own Glass hands-on experience: students work closely with a professional glass blower to learn the basic techniques of the trade, including forming and shaping glass with tools and adding colors. The class includes all materials needed to make the student’s choice of a glass bowl, paperweight, ornament, sea float, or flower. Classes are available every day of the week between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m., and students’ projects will be cool enough to take home 24–48 hours after the class.
- Private glass-blowing lesson: during an accelerated introduction to the glass-blowing process, students learn techniques to create a variety of objects, such as cups, bowls, and paperweights. Students can expect to make three to six pieces. Classes are available every day of the week at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m., or 6 p.m.
The Fine Print
About Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
The craft masters at Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery guide pupils to artistic bliss by expounding on a spectrum of steps needed to create intricate pieces. Whether taking a "Blow Your Own Glass" class or forming a clique in a one- to three-person private class, students turn provided materials into bowls, cups, and decorative piles of glass shards. Professional glass wielders safely impart etiquette and basic techniques such as gathering glass on a rod and shaping it into colorful geometric forms.
The shop's instructors also offer their own artistic services, including custom commissions such as functional lighting and installation pieces. Damaged glass heirlooms undergo repairs in the cold-working shop, where artisans restore shattered pieces and polish away dullness left behind by covetous pawing.