Zen Glass Studios

St. Petersburg

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Experienced artisans enlighten students on how to forge & finish their own wineglasses, ornaments & private projects from provided materials

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Promotional value expires Dec 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit; limit 2 per visit for private party option. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 48hr in advance; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required or $25 fee may apply. Must sign waiver. Max. 8 per group. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Artists always want muses without realizing they are a big responsibility—demanding regular walks, a ticket to every sunset, and smoothies made of old pastels and greek yogurt. Cultivate your creativity an easier way with today’s Groupon to Zen Glass Studios in St. Petersburg. Choose between the following options:

  • For $49, you get a one-hour Make Your Own Wineglass or Blow Your Own Ornament workshop (a $100 value).
  • For $250, you get a private make-your-own-project workshop for up to four people (a $500 value).<p>

Zen Glass Studios infuses minds with the refractory secrets and delicate techniques of glass art. Customers can graduate from drinking out of plasticware or decorating trees with kidnapped birds after a private Make Your Own Wineglass workshop or a Blow Your Own Ornament class. All materials are included in the classes, during which the helpful staff instructs artisans on the methods behind molding colored glass into a stem or blowing decorated glass into festive orbs. Students will then graft the stem to their preferred style of cup or affix hanging loops to completed tree jewelry. During private project workshops, groups of up to four yearling glass smiths spend two hours engaging in collaborative projects and torching malleable glass. Class members can elect to forge baubles such as marbles, pendants, flowers, and festive scuba-diving helmets to delight fish during the holidays.

Zen Glass Studios

Much like professional skydivers, wily coyotes, and other careers that involve a degree of danger, most professional glassblowers aren’t self-taught. Joshua Poll, however, learned to harness the glass furnace all by himself, today imparting more than a decade of self-taught experience to Zen Glass Studios, where he and fellow glass smith David Walker create custom works of art by hand. Together they shape glass into authentic and unique pieces, including custom glassware and jewelry to wear while meeting a spouse’s goldfish for the first time.

Within their studio, Joshua and David teach workshops and classes, during which students survey basic to advanced glass-blowing techniques, crafting their own handmade objects such as ornaments, beer glasses, and vases. The duo also runs a full glassblower training program, which follows a syllabus structured to arm all students with all the necessary skills to set out on their own in the industry, just as Joshua did all those years ago.

Customer Reviews

Instructor, Josh is great! Very knowledgeable and talented, yet capable of teaching novices. Awesome, unique experience.
Allison N. · March 24, 2012
The ornament class was amazing and Josh was such a nice instructor. It was one of my husbands favorite Christmas presents ever!
Jennifer A. · December 26, 2011
Josh was a awesome instructor. They have more advanced classes if you want to take the art further.
George J. · 4 days ago
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    St. Petersburg

    600 27th St. S

    St. Petersburg, Florida 33712


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