We'll Blow Your Mind!
It doesn’t all l have to happen in our building. Pittsburgh Glass Center can actually bring hot glass demonstrations and hands-on activities to you!
- GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS—We’ll bring Hot Wheels, our new mobile glassblowing studio, to your site so you can have a front-row seat to live glassblowing demonstrations.
- FLAMEWORKING DEMONSTRATIONS—PGC’s glass artists show your visitors or guests how beads, marbles, and small glass sculptures can be made using a tabletop torch.
- FUSING WORKSHOPS—Instructors bring tools and a variety of colorful glass sheets to conduct fusing workshops for any group at your location.
- RESIDENCY—Glass artists spend an extended period of time on site with your group to offer a more in-depth, hands-on experience.
Email Us or call us at 412-365-2145 to bring PGC to you.
Glass is an amorphous material, and it’s always on the move—just like our new mobile glass studio, Hot Wheels PGC’s new outreach vehicle allows for hands-on, furnace-fired fun and glassblowing demonstrations to travel far beyond the walls of our Penn Avenue building.
This compact traveling glass studio is complete with all the state-of-the-art equipment needed to conduct glassblowing demonstrations, and it allows our glass artists to pop up all over town so they can manipulate molten magma into fiery works of art almost anywhere.
Hot Wheels is made possible by a grant from the Emma Clyde Hodge Memorial Fund in memory of L. Van V. Dauler, Jr.
Where is Hot Wheels?
SEPTEMBER 7 (10am–7pm) & 8 (10am–5pm) A Fair in the Park, Shadyside (Mellon Park)
SEPTEMBER 21 (1:00–6:00pm) Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival (Weirton, WV)
SEPTEMBER 28 (1–6pm) Festival of Combustion (Carrie Furnace, Swissvale)
SEPTEMBER 29 (11am––2pm) Garfield Gators Homecoming Game (Garfield)
OCTOBER 12 (12–4pm) Baden Applefest (Baden)
OCTOBER 22 (10:30–11:30am) Flameworking Demonstrations—Beechview Healthy Active Living Center (Beechview)