Taylor Backes

Allentown / Reading

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Expert craftsman Will Dexter showers students with attention while they learn to craft paperweights by gathering & shaping liquid glass

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Promotional value expires Feb 9, 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. Must be 12 or older. Must sign waiver. Not valid during furnace maintenance. Extra fee for shipping. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Glass provides a home for fancy bouquets, the feet of fairytale princesses, and reformed stone-throwing capuchins. Enjoy the versatile beauty of this substance with today’s Groupon to Taylor Backes in Boyertown. Choose from the following options:

  • For $40, you get a 30-minute intro-to-glass-making class for one person (a $100 value).
  • For $70, you get an up-to-one-hour intro-to-glass-making class for two people (a $200 value).
  • For $119, you get an up-to-one-hour intro-to-glass-making class for four people (a $400 value).</p>

During Taylor Backes’ classes, studio cofounder Will Dexter guides fledgling glass smiths through the igneous world of glass making with individualized attention. After a safety debriefing, aspiring artisans learn the basics of how to gather, shape, decorate, and tickle liquid glass. With this newfound know-how, each student crafts a paperweight in the likeness of a favorite flower or a beloved amorphous blob. The glassy creations can be taken home to decorate desks, squelch paper-based uprisings, and clairvoyantly reveal the outcomes of future glass-making sessions. Veterans of the fiery glass trenches, Will Dexter and Karla Trinkley display their innovative artwork at various museums and venues around the world, including the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

Customer Reviews

The class idea was a lot of fun and provided insight on the creative process.
Trudy S. · March 23, 2012
Thank you for this experience it was a memory that will last a lifetime!!
Donna L. · February 21, 2012
We enjoyed our experience! Everyone was very friendly and informative.
Ann B. · February 20, 2012

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