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Hot Shop

Housed in the outdoor glassblowing pavilion, the Hot Shop features daily demonstrations (March–December) 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. Glass pieces created in the Hot Shop are available for sale at Botanica.

Try your hand at glassblowing! Check out available classes below, or register for a personal glassblowing session.

Know Before You Go:

  • Personal Glassblowing Sessions and Hot Shop Classes (excluding Sizzling Saturdays) are open to children and teens ages 10-17 as long as a parent or guardian is present.
  • The Hot Shop is located outside in the North Courtyard of the Conservatory so please dress for the weather.
  • Each student will take home one piece of artwork. All glass pieces need overnight annealing (cooling process) and will be ready for pick up or shipped (extra cost) the next day.

Personal Glassblowing Sessions

The Conservatory offers personal glassblowing sessions from March–December. Advance registration is required.
A 3-hour session is $250 ($225 for members) for 1 to 2 guests.
To schedule a personal glassblowing session, please contact Mike Stepanski at mstepanski@fpconservatory.org or 614.715.8017.

 


Customized Blown Glass Ornament – November 16 through December 20, 2019

Design your own hand blown glass ornament for a family keepsake or holiday gift giving by choosing from the available patterns and color combinations.  Engraving provided up to 25 characters! Download the template and mail or drop off in Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse.


Glassblowing Classes

Hot Shop
Hot Glass Studio Nights: Ornaments Available Dates: October 23 | November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 & 27
December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 & 26
Time: 6–9pm

The Hot Glass Studio Nights: Ornaments are SOLD OUT. Please fill out the form below if you would like to be added to our waitlist.

Create a piece of glass artwork with the help of a professional gaffer. Choose between a sun catcher orb, a witch’s ball or an ornament. No experience necessary! Registration required.

Cost: $60, $54 for members

Hot Shop Glass
Hot Glass Studio Nights: Sizzling Saturdays Saturdays, March 16–December 28
6–9pm


The Hot Glass Studio Nights: Sizzling Saturdays are SOLD OUT. Please fill out the form below if you would like to be added to our waitlist.

Every Saturday, create a vessel of your choice – candy bowl, bud vase or tumbler. No experience necessary! Registration required. Ages 18 & up.

Cost: $100, $90 for members

Education Class/Camp Waitlist

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  • How many people would you like to add to the waitlist?