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Introduction to Glass Blowing (Sold Out)

This class is sold out! If you’re still interested, please add your name to the waitlist.

This is a six week introduction to glass blowing taught by Lisa Horkin, one of the Conservatory’s professional gaffers.

A small group of students (maximum of 3 participants) will learn the fundamental skills necessary to gather molten glass from the furnace and shape it into simple blown shapes. Students will start with an introduction to safety and then become familiar with the equipment, materials, and proper techniques.

Each class in the series will build a student’s skill set and the last class will culminate with open studio time where the students can create their own vessel. No previous experience required. Adults only, please.

Class Schedule

Classes are every Monday from 6-9pm starting on August 23 and ending September 27. All six classes are included in the series and you only need to register for the first date.

If necessary, please check your spam folder for communications about this class. We ask all participants to be aware of and comply with the Conservatory’s current Health & Safety procedures.

Instructor: Lisa Horkin Artists Lisa Horkin has bachelors in fine arts, from the Columbus College of Art and Design where she studied glass blowing and painting. Prior to blowing glass, Lisa worked in painted textile mixed media. She showed regionally via local art organizations such as Ohio Designer Craftsman and internationally as a part of The Art Quilt Network.

Not having blown glass since college, Lisa came back to blown glass as a means of creative expression in 2002, creating blown glass vessels. Lisa now looks to use similar combination of pattern and design work as she did with her painted textile mixed media, exploring the use of layering glass color, carving the vessels, while also playing with sculpted form.

Lisa still shows locally with various art groups and has been in several local galleries. She is the recipient of several grants, has been teaching glass in various studios since 2008. She has been invited in to the glass studio at the Columbus College of Art and Design, as visiting artist in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Lisa currently gives public glass blowing demonstrations and teaches glass blowing at The Franklin Park Conservatory.