Glass provides a resting place for wine, eveningwear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a beginner's glassblowing experience with a take-home glass flower at Tulsa Glassblowing Studio (a $25 value). Customers can upgrade to a paperweight (a $35 value), ornament (a $45 value), solid pumpkin (a $65 value), or blown pumpkin (an $85 value) for additional fees.
Tulsa Glassblowing Studio’s instructors introduce students to the art and care of glasswork in lessons lasting 30–40 minutes. Under the trained tutelage of a master, students learn to manipulate molten glass to create delicate flowers complete with pulled petals and air-catching glass pollen. Pupils get hands-on experience with the tools necessary to wield colorful melted sand as instructors aid with the more difficult processes such as gathering, reheating, and sweet-talking the lava-like substance into a vibrant flowery shape, which students can then take home. The professionally maintained, well-equipped studio glows orange with the furnace’s blistering flames, tended by experienced artists.
Tulsa Glassblowing School
Colorful and delicate glass sculptures are on display at Tulsa Glassblowing School. These pieces show just what students can create when they learn the art of glass blowing, as well as hot and kiln-fired glass art. The studio's youth and adult classes are designed to bring participants up from the novice to the advanced level. Instructors start by teaching the uses of basic tools to create simple forms, from ornaments to paperweights, which will be fired in a kiln.
Brady Arts District
19 E Brady St.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103