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.
Choose from Four Options
- $17 for a wine bottle stopper glass-blowing class (a $35 value)
- $22 for a paperweight glass-blowing class (a $45 value)
- $50 for a vase glass-blowing class (a $100 value)
- $10 for $20 worth of glass-blown goods
A wine bottle stopper is $15, a dish-soap dispenser is $25, and a vase is $125; and classes run approximately two hours, with one-on-one instruction for all students and all materials included. Finished pieces are ready for pickup the next business day. Classes are available between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.
Studio West Glassblowing Studio and Gallery
Owned and operated by glass artists and collaborators Alejandro Hernandez and Ciara Cuddihy, Studio West houses a gallery of fine paintings and glasswork attached to a full glassblowing studio. The cream walls and bright lights of the gallery give way to the industrial metal and stony tile of the workshop, where artisans can be seen retrieving white-hot gobs of glass from the furnaces. These mounds of molten potential are regularly rolled and shaped into handmade trinkets and vases, which can be immediately smashed and melted, completing their life cycle. Visitors can experience the process for themselves during workshops, where they receive hands-on training from the glassworkers in how to bend the superheated silica to their will.