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Hot Shop

Housed in the 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. 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. Glassblowing participants must be 16 years of age and older. If the participant is under 18, they must have a parent or guardian present to also sign the waiver.

Personal Glassblowing Sessions

The Conservatory offers personal glassblowing sessions from March–December.
A 3-hour session is $250 ($225 for members) for 1 to 2 guests.
To schedule a personal glassblowing session, please contact Danielle Hackworth at 614.715.8156.

 

Glassblowing Classes

Hot Shop Glass
Hot Glass Studio Nights: Terrariums June 13, 21 & 27
6–9pm

Take home a plant kit and give your plants a place to live with a glass blown terrarium. Create your terrarium with the help of a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Registration is required. Hot Shop is located outside in the North Courtyard, please dress for the weather. Ages 16 and up.

$60, $54 for members (per person)

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Hot Shop
Hot Glass Studio Nights: Ornaments June 20 & 28 and
Every Wednesday & Thursday from July 4–August 30

6–9pm

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 is required. Hot Shop is located outside in the North Courtyard, please dress for the weather. Ages 16 and up.

$60, $54 for members (per person)

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Hot Shop
Hot Glass Studio Nights: Pumpkins Every Wednesday & Thursday from September 5–November 1
6–9pm

Create your own piece of glass artwork with the help of a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Registration is required. Hot Shop is located outside in the North Courtyard, please dress for the weather. Ages 16 and up.

$60, $54 for members (per person)

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Hot Shop Glass
Hot Glass Studio Nights: Sizzling Saturdays Saturdays, March 17–December 29
6–9pm

Every Saturday, create a vessel of your choice – candy bowl, bud vase or tumbler. No experience necessary. Registration is required. The Hot Shop Studio is located outside in the North Courtyard of the Conservatory so please dress for the weather. Ages 16 and up.

$80, $72 for members (per person)

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