In this introductory Hot Glass I class, you will learn to gather molten glass from the furnace, and then shape it into various forms from paperweights to simple blown shapes such as cups and bowls in clear glass. The instruction will focus on a team approach to glassblowing, with an emphasis on safety, proper tool use, basic techniques, and materials. You’ll never drink from a glass again without appreciating what went into making it! This class is appropriate for students with limited or no hot shop experience.
You may also wish to take this class a second time in order to continue to develop and refine basic skills before moving on to Hot 2. Each time you take it, you will gain confidence and skill as your passion for glass grows. Class tuition includes 1 hour of open studio time per student (2 hours with a partner) to be used during the same class session. This will help students become familiar with the studio and learn the simple process of studio rental outside of class hours.