Flame-Working or Glass-Blowing Class for One or Two at Studio 1688 (Up to 56% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Artist Teresa White leads beginners through four styles of glass-working workshops, each including materials.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 10, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Must be 5 or older for slumping/fusing, 15 or older for glass-blowing/flame-working. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for Glass-Working Class ($100 Value)
  • $89 for Glass-Working Class for Two ($200 Value)

Students may choose to take a two-hour Beginners Glass Blowing class, three-hour Glass Slumping Class, three-hour Glass Fusing Class, or one-hour Flame-Worked Jewelry Workshop, all of which include necessary materials. Students pick up finished pieces at Studio 1688 the day after their workshop.

Studio 1688

Teresa White, AKA "Blown Fuse," zooms around the track, knocking into her roller-derby opponents while fans cheer. She's clearly not afraid of breaking a nail. During the day, however, White gives her alias a second meaning and demonstrates her delicate side—she's an artist and a teacher, and her choice medium is glass. 

It wasn't always easy for White to work in glass, however. Even though she earned her bachelor of fine arts degree from Memphis College of Art, she had to rely on friends, books, and videos to teach her the more specialized techniques of glass fusing and blowing, as reported by the Commercial Appeal. Wishing to share her new knowledge and give others access to the glasswork instruction that she couldn't easily find, she opened Studio 1688 and began teaching. 

Today, backed by 14 years of teaching experience, White leads beginner to advanced classes in glass blowing, fusing, slumping, and flame work, teaching students the fine arts of shaping glass pendants, coasters, and ornaments of their own. In her studio, she also fills clients' orders for custom pieces, such as tailor-made sink basins, sushi sets, and oil lamps.

Customer Reviews

Teresa is incredibly knowledgeable and is a great instructor. I had a wonderful time and hope to go back to Studio 1688 now that I know about it (I am new to Memphis and am not sure I would have known about Studio 1688 but for this Groupon) in the future to take other classes. Well done! Thank you, Teresa, for offering the Groupon and, too, for such a great learning experience. All the best, Bradley Harris
Bradley H. · November 19, 2012
Had a lot of fun, and Theresa was very patient and helpful. Great time, hope to go again soon!
Amy B. · October 24, 2012
Interesting process. We enjoyed the experience.
Fred T. · October 24, 2012

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