Can You Make Me a Glass Rainbow?

Intermediate 1-week Intensive Class
You are in love with glass. You have made cups and ornaments for your relatives and sold some of your artwork. You have your business cards designed and printed. Someone just contacted you and asked if you could make a glass rainbow for him/her. You know how to make it. Now what? This class will emphasize project management as an independent glassmaker/fabricator. We will talk about how to start projects, finish them, and how not to get burnt badly from mistakes. Mistakes are the best learning tools; however your instructor will try to provide tools and examples so that you will not have to go through the worst mistakes as a result. Daily assignments, exercises and guests lectures will be a part of the class.

Class Details


May 27 - May 31 -

Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Remaining Seats: 6


Tuition: $ 900.00

Members receive a 10% discount

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  • 2,560 sq. ft.
  • Two 1,000 lb. Wet Dog invested pot furnaces
  • Full range of hand tools, pipes and punties
  • One 18" glory hole with pneumatic doors
  • One 18" glory hole with barn doors
  • Two mobile gas-powered garages
  • And more...

About the Instructor(s)

Michiko Sakano

Japanese-born Michiko Sakano founded One Sixty Glass in Williamsburg in 2000, which operated as a studio and classroom for nine years. She has taught at MIT, Penland School of Crafts, Cleveland Institute of Arts, New York University and other schools both in the US and abroad. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, House and Garden, and�ELLE D�cor.

Currently Michiko operates Michiko Sakano Studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. She collaborates with designers and artists from all over the world.
Sakano is interested in the expression of kitsch in Japanese POP and American culture. Having grown up in the seventies, her work is influenced by the colors and materials of the era, as well as by her familys business, kimono making. She continues to expand through a diversity of form, color, and shape.