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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 Glass Studio Nights: Flowers April 12, 18 & 26
6–9pm

Create your own piece of glass artwork with the help of a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Registration 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.

$60, $54 for members (per person)

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Hot Glass Studio Nights: Hummingbird Feeders April 5, 11, 19 & 25
May 3, 9, 17, 23 & 31

6–9pm

Create your own piece of glass artwork with the help of a professional gaffer. No experience necessary. Pre-registration required. Please dress weather appropriate because Hot Shop is located outside in the North Courtyard. Ages 16 and up.

$80, $72 for members (per person)

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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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