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 Between Two Options
- $22 for a fused-glass trinket dish workshop for one (a $40 value)
- $42.90 for a fused-glass trinket dish workshop for two (an $80 value)
During the 90-minute workshop, a stained-glass expert teaches students the basics of fusing glass in a kiln, with all tools and supplies provided. Students craft a square trinket dish that can coordinate with their home decor or favorite holiday. The dishes require both a tack-fuse firing and slump firing in the store's kiln.
The Glass Workbench
The Glass Workbench—a stained-glass and glass-making specialty store—began as a family-owned enterprise in 1975. Back then, owners Glen and Joanne Bishop chose an old-style building on South Main Street to create their shrine to the age-old art of glassmaking. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the building's 2-foot-thick Burlington limestone walls enclose the shop's inventory of supplies and books about glass arts. They also house mosaic stained-glass artworks by Julie Bishop Day, Glen and Joanne's daughter, who developed the stepping-stone technique for glass decoration. Local crafters take advantage of glassmaking workshops and admire the work of the staff's resident artisans, whose custom stained-glass pieces portray nature imagery and legendary moments in history such as when Ben Franklin invented Windex.
94% of 115 customers recommend
“It's a great girls' day out event, also in historic St. Charles so there's plenty to do in the area.”
“My daughter and I had a wonderful time!”
“Really fun outing to do with friends or family”