Cold Shop

About the Cold Shop

PGC has one of most well equipped cold shops in the country.  The studio is flooded with natural light and has plenty of table space for work. There is no project that is too ambitious for our Czech lathes and the arsenal of sintered diamond wheels available. PGC has been fortunate to host a number of world-class cold working instructors, like František Janák, Jiyong Lee, and Kathy Elliott.

COLD Shop Up Close 

Our air-conditioned Cold Shop features double the equipment within 770 square feet, including:

  • One 30" Sommer and Maca flat lap pumice wheel
  • Two 36" Steinert variable speed flat grinding wheels — 80 grit and 220 grit
  • Two Bohemia BMK1 lathes
  • One Merker GNH engraving lathe
  • Two flex shaft Foredom grinders
  • One 20" MK wet saw
  • Two MK tile saws
  • One Steinert double-spindle polishing machine
  • Two Sommer and Maca belt sanders
  • One Vibrolap
  • One 52" w x 28" h x 28" d recirculating sandblaster
Cold shop

Rent The Studio

NEW! Rental Hours: Sunday 10am-4pm. Monday CLOSED. Tuesday-Thursday 9am-9:30pm. Friday 9am-8pm. Saturday 10am-6pm. Subject to availability.

A half an hour minimum applies to all rates in the Cold Shop. Please remember to always check in and out with a technician that is on duty. Other fees may apply for failing to clean up ($25), failing to check out ($25), and/or damaging equipment.


  • Cold Shop Capacity: 5
  • Masks are required at all times when 2 or more people are in the space.
  • Use provided hand sanitizer and/or wash hands regularly.
  • Bringing your own tools is encouraged whenever possible.
  • All studio tools require sanitation after use. Spray and wipe tools after use and return them to the drawer.
  • Sanitize all touched and utilized surfaces as well as equipment after use with the provided sanitizing spray and wipes.
PGC Cold Shop

General cold shop usage charged by the half hour. Usage of UV light is also this rate.


No Charge

Open studio is available for students who are currently enrolled in PGC classes.

General cold shop usage with the addition of sandblaster, lathe, and/or saw.

HXTAL $5 for 3 grams, +$0.50 for each additional gram

Includes 1 cup for mixing, 1 pipette, 91% isopropyl alcohol, and lint free wipes.

Buy Supplies

PGC Sells a Variety of Glass Supplies

See Cold Shop Classes

Beginner to Ace