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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.

 


Hot Glass Studio Classes 2020 – Begins April 1st!

Join one of the Conservatory glass blowers as they guide you step-by-step through the process of making your very own glass piece of artwork. Pick your favorite colors or work with clear glass. No experience is necessary!

Each student will take home one piece of artwork. All glass pieces need overnight annealing (a cooling process) and will be ready for pick up or shipment the next day. *Shipment is an extra cost.

Open to children and teens ages 10-17 as long as a parent or guardian is present. The Hot glass studio is located outside in the North Courtyard and it is recommended to dress for the weather.

Check the calendar below for more information.

Hot Shop
Ornaments/Witches Ball Every Wednesday and Thursday night in April

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! Items will be ready for pickup after 3pm the next day. Registration required.

Cost: $60, $54 for members

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Terrarium
Terrariums (plant kit included) Every Wednesday in May, June and July; except for May 6th

Create a piece of glass artwork with the help of a professional gaffer. No experience necessary! Items will be ready for pickup after 3pm the next day. Registration required.

Cost: $80, $72 for members

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Hot Shop Glass
Hummingbird Feeders Every Thursday in May, June and July

Create a piece of glass artwork with the help of a professional gaffer. No experience necessary! Items will be ready for pickup after 3pm the next day. Registration required.

Cost: $80, $72 for members

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Hot Shop
Pumpkins Every Wednesday and Thursday in August-October (A few Friday and Sunday offerings in October)

Create a piece of glass artwork with the help of a professional gaffer. No experience necessary! Items will be ready for pickup after 3pm the next day. Registration required.

Cost: $70, $65 for members

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Hot Shop
Ornaments Every Wednesday and Thursday in November and December; except for November 26, December 24

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! Items will be ready for pickup after 3pm the next day. Registration required.

Cost: $60, $54 for members

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Hot Shop Glass
Vessels: Sizzling Saturdays Saturdays, April 4–January 2
6–9pm


Every Saturday, create a vessel of your choice – candy bowl, bud vase or tumbler. No experience necessary! Items will be ready for pickup after 3pm the next day. Registration required. Ages 18 & up.

Cost: $100, $90 for members

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