The Glass Workbench

Historic Main Street in St Charles

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What You'll Get


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

  • $23 for a fused-glass trinket dish workshop for one ($40 value)
  • $44 for a fused-glass trinket dish workshop for two ($80 value)<p>

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.<p>

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Aug 13, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required: subject to availability. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Must be 12 or older, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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