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8-week Hot Shop: Building a Foundation

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - March 31 @ 9:00 pm


8-week Hot Shop 1 Class
Every Thursday, March 26 – May 14
6 – 9pm

Fall in love with glassblowing! This introductory 8-week class is for someone who is ready to lay the foundations for what it takes to be a glassblower. We will start at the top; learn to gather molten glass from the furnace and how to shape it into basic clear forms that include paperweights, solid sculptures, bubbles and eventually drinking tumblers and small vessels.

This course will focus on the important fundamentals of studio safety, the proper use of tools, and working in teams to create blown glass objects. Color application will be covered towards the end of the session to demonstrate the possibilities of surface design. This class is designed for those who are new to the medium or have limited experience in glass and are seeking to build a solid set of skills in the art of glassblowing.

Students must be 16 years of age or older.

To sign-up, visit and look for Hot Shop: Building A Foundation in 8 weeks


March 26 @ 6:00 pm
March 31 @ 9:00 pm


North Carolina Glass Center
140 Roberts Street, Suite C
Asheville, NC 28801


North Carolina Glass Center