Our next Second Saturday Open Blow is happening May 12th From 4 PM - 7 PM and it is open to both experienced hotshop glassblowers and glass enthusiasts with no experience whatsoever.
All you have to do is show up! Meet glassblowers, watch and learn about the process, there is no charge to come and watch glass being blown.
If you are not a glassblower and you wish to create your own piece we are offering Experience Glass sessions on a first come first serve basis ($70)
With the guidance of our professional artists, students will be introduced to the world of glassblowing. A wide variety of color is available to decorate and personalize your very own glass object. Learn what it's like to be a real glassblower. You will get to work with the tools, feel the heat and create your own unique work of art. Make the paperweight of your dreams! No experience required.
For experenced glassblowers (Lv 2 graduates or better) the participation fee is $20, for that you get a minimum of two work object attempts over the course of the evening. Raw glass color provided. Glassblowing partners will be on site to assist you in creating wonderful artwork. Meet other glassblowers and find new people to work with.
So far we have found partners for a number of Glassblowers that wanted to blow but had no one to work with. Will you be next?
As always in the hot shop, Please be sure to wear all natural, non-synthetic fiber clothing (cotton, linen, etc.), and closed toe shoes. Also if you have long hair be sure to tie it back.
Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your glass skill set, as well as to reconnect with old friends and make new friends in the Chicago glass community.
This is an ongoing event that takes place every second Saturday at the studio; if you’re unable to make it this month, I hope that you’ll join us the following month on Second Saturday June 9th.
Thank you for supporting Chicago Hot Glass and being part of the Chicago Glass Community!
1250 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651