Hot Glass Sculpting Pod Workshop

All Skill Levels 2-hour Workshop

Pittsburgh Glass Center has one of the world’s best-designed and well-equipped hot glass studios. It’s a great place to learn how to gather molten material from a 2,100°F furnace and sculpt it into various shapes including:

  • Pumpkin Paperweight $115/person
  • Tree Paperweight $115/person
  • Flower $115/person
  • Paperweight $115/person

Our introductory hands-on pod workshops are new and especially designed for 2–6 friends and family members. You will work in a small group with only those people in your pod who you’ve invited to this class.

You will receive guided instruction from a local teaching artist to help you create your own sculpted glass work of art. 

This is a 2-hour experience. Each person will make 2 items. All ages. 2-6 people.

Special Notes

<p>Here’s how to register:</p>
<p><strong>Create your pod.</strong> Make a list of friends and family who will take the workshop with you. (No individuals other than those you invite will be allowed to take part in the class.)</p>
<p><strong>Choose a time and date that is good for everyone. </strong> Pod classes are available Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Only 1 pod class will take place in the studio at a time.</p>
<p><strong>Decide what you would like to make. </strong> Everyone in the group must make the same item. Choose from:</p>
<ul><li>Pumpkin Paperweight $115/person</li>
<li>Tree Paperweight $115/person</li>
<li>Flower $115/person</li>
<li>Paperweight $115/person</li></ul></p>
<p><strong>Register and pay with credit card online. </strong> When you register you will be paying for one person and reserving your day and time. Each person costs $115.</p>

<p>Within 3 days, we will contact you via phone or email to confirm your reservation. You can pay the remainder of the balance for your other guests at that time or when you arrive for your workshop.</p>

<p>Private lessons, tours and demonstrations are also available. Visit <a href=” “ target=”_blank”></a> to get more information.</p>

<p>If you have any questions, contact us at <a href=”mailto:”></a> or call 412-365-2145.

Class Details


October 24 -

Day: Sat

Remaining Seats: 1


Tuition: $ 115.00

Members receive a 10% discount

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