Hot Shop

About the hot shop

PGC is recognized among national and international glass artists as having one of the world’s best-designed and well-equipped hot shops. This 2,560-square-foot space accommodates both large and small teams, and ample annealing space facilitates both rapid production and large-scale work. Two 1,000-pound-capacity, state-of-the-art Wet Dog furnaces run 24/7 at a temperature of 2,100˚F to continually provide quality clear molten glass. There are eight workstations, each with a glory hole and shaping bench. Many esteemed glass artists, including Lino Tagliapietra, Dante Marioni, and Davide Salvadore, have worked here.

Hot shop up close

Our 2,560-square-foot hot shop features:

  • Two 1,000 lb. Wet Dog invested pot furnaces
  • Full range of hand tools, pipes, and punties
  • Six 12" glory holes with pneumatic doors
  • One 18" glory hole with pneumatic doors
  • One 24" glory hole with barn doors
  • Two mobile gas-powered garages
  • One mobile powder booth
  • Eight benches with compressed air, oxygen and gas
  • Nortel Ranger, mid-range and multi-mix torches
  • Exact "Fluffy" torches
Hot shop glory hole

Rent the Studio

A 2-hour minimum applies for all rates in the Hot Shop unless otherwise noted. 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), canceling within 24 hours ($50), and/or damaging equipment.

Open studio is available if you are currently enrolled in a PGC hot shop class. A technician will be on duty to answer questions or help troubleshoot.

  • Mondays 5pm-9pm

Small Hole (12” x 24") $30/hour

This is essentially an extended day rate. You can work alone or in groups of 2 or 3 ($15/hour per person in a group of 2 or $10/hour per person in a group of 3)

No charge for the use of blocks, hand tools, pipes/punties,; charges for all other extras still apply.

Weekdays 10am-5pm

Small Hole (12” x 24") $30/hour

Medium Hole (18” x 46") $35/hour

Complimentary use of pipes/punties, hand tools, and blocks. Charges for all other extras still apply.

Weekdays after 5pm + Weekends

Small Hole (12” x 24") $37/hour

Medium Hole (18” x 46") $40/hour

Large Hole (24” x 46") $55/hour (4 hour minimum)

All charges apply including the use of blocks, hand tools and pipes/punties.

These are the charges that may occur during your rental time. For every 2-4 hour session, 50 lbs. of glass and half a small annealer are included. Large quantities of glass usage, extra annealer space and long annealing cycles may incur extra charges.

  • Pipes & Punties $8/session ($4 split)
  • Hand Tools $8/session ($4 split)
  • Blocks $8/session ($4 split)
  • Mapp Gas Torch $5/session (excessive use)
  • Propane Torch $2/hour
  • Oxy/Propane Torch $3/hour
  • Mid-range Torch $5/hour
  • Pastorelli/Forks  No charge; damage fees may apply
  • Garage/Hot Plate $3/hour
  • Pickup Oven $10/session
  • Extra Bench $10/session
  • Extra Annealer Space $15/additional half annealer
  • Extra Standard Annealer $24/session (12 hour cycle)
  • Extra Long Cycle $4/hour (beyond 12 hours)
  • Big Annealer $35/session (12 hour cycle)

Buy Supplies

PGC Sells A Variety Of Glass Supplies

See Hot Shop Classes

Beginner to Ace