Our glass blowing experience class are taught by one of our experienced artist. Our goal in this class is to get you as much hands on as possible. At your own comfort you will have the opportunity to design your blown piece with color, gather out of the furnace, sit at the bench and shape your piece, flash in the glory hole and much much more. Your class starts with an hour of time in the hot shop and can expand to up to two and a half hours. Rates for a Glass Blowing experience are $185/hr. Group lessons can be discussed. We offer lessons for anyone 13 years and older with or without experience.
Paperweight making is our beginner lesson that we recommend to first time glass blowers. In this half an hour class you will work with your instructor to successfully make a paper weight. Paper weights are solid glass, witch is a great way to experience glass blowing before you move to the more complicated glass blowing of vessel work.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at Tesuque GlassWorks an Artist can assist you.
Calling or Emailing to schedule a lesson at least two days in advance is recommended.
Note: all pieces mad must cool down slowly overnight and can be picked up the following day, or can be shipped via UPS. Shipping starts at $25 for most places in the U.S.
*You are required to bring/wear sunglasses (non-mirrored preferred). Comfortable closed toe shoes, NO SANDALS or FLIP FLOPS
*We recommend wearing natural fiber cloths such as cotton. (ie: T-shirt and jeans)
*Remember, Santa Fe is very arid and it can be very HOT in the glassblowing studio, so drink plenty of water the day of your lesson. STAY HYDRATED