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Glassblowing for Beginners

$ 525 usd
Tue, Mar 26, 2024, 5:30 PM EDT – Thu, Apr 4, 2024, 9:00 PM EDT
Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States Map
Glassblowing for Beginners

In this class, you will learn how to gather molten glass on the end of a blow pipe and insert a “bubble” as it cools from its molten state. From this starting point, you will learn how to:

  • Reheat the glass in a glory hole
  • Use hand tools to shape the glass
  • Add color to jazz up your piece
  • Transfer your piece from the blowpipe to a punty
  • Finish the piece and prepare the annealer

You will work in a 2-person team, alternating between the glass blower (gaffer) and the important role of assisting the gaffer.

This class is offered on two different days in two consecutive weeks (4 classes) for a total of 14 hours in the studio. This class posting is for the weekday sessions Mar 26 (Tuesday) & Mar 28 (Thursday) and Apr 2 (Tuesday) & Apr 4 (Thursday) from 5:30pm to 9pm each day.

Prior experience is not necessary.

Students must wear natural fiber clothes and no open toe shoes.

Required Minimum Class Size - 2 students

To practice what you learn, you can rent the glass studio on an hourly basis. And you can schedule private instruction with one of Liberty Arts’ instructors. See website for details

This class is open ONLY to those who are fully vaccinated.



Brandon Mayes


Elijah Leed

Glass Instructor

Rebekah Fleming


Wayne Manning


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Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States


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