Hot Shop

Housed in an outdoor glassblowing pavilion, the Hot Shop features daily demonstrations by local, professional gaffers–master glass blowers–as they gather molten glass and transform it into a finished piece of blown-glass artwork. Every step of the process is described in informative, 25-minute sessions.

The Hot Shop is closed for the winter season and will open April 4.

Hot Shop Reopening
Saturday, April 4, 11am–4pm
The Hot Shop warms back up to 2,100 degrees as it opens for the season. Enjoy demonstrations by a team of local glassblowers (gaffers) as they transform molten glass into functional art pieces. Glass techniques requiring more than one gaffer, such as cane pulling, will be just one of the highlights of the re-opening. Hours on opening day are extended until 4pm.

Hot Shop demonstrations are weekdays, 11am–2pm and weekends 12–3pm, April 4–December 31.

Glass pieces created in the Hot Shop are available for sale at Botanica.

Learn to blow glass! The Conservatory offers glassblowing workshops and personal glassblowing sessions April–December.