Studio 1688

Masjid Al-Noor Housing Development Corp

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In a Nutshell

Artist Teresa White teaches beginners basic glass-blowing skills to create their own Christmas ornaments; materials provided

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2013. 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 15 or older. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $49 for a two-hour BYOB Christmas ornament glass-blowing class for one (up to a $100 value)
  • $89 for a two-hour BYOB Christmas ornament glass-blowing class for two (up to a $200 value)

Students learn beginner glass-blowing skills, which they apply to making one glass Christmas ornament. All necessary materials are provided. Students may also opt to take the glass-fusing class instead, if desired. For both classes, they can bring beverages from home to be enjoyed during the sessions. Glass-blowing students will bring home their piece the same day and glass-fusing participants can pick it up 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

A fun experience!
Terri G. · 4 days ago
My incredibly artistic and talented, sweet friend Brenda, and I had talked about how we wanted to learn how to blow glass for quite some time. As a surprise, I decided to buy us Groupon vouchers for this class. Brenda passed away unexpectedly in her sleep exactly 7 days after we took this class. it was an absolutely wonderful class and an evening I will treasure always. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to share this fun, uplifting experience where we could laugh and learn something on our bucket list together one last time.
Traci T. · February 23, 2017
One of the best Groupons in Memphis!! Instructor is incredibly knowledgeable and her class is SOooooo fun. I highly recommend.
Donald J. · January 12, 2017
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    Masjid Al-Noor Housing Development Corp

    497 N Hollywood St.

    Memphis, TN 38112

    +19017261688

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