We'll Blow Your Mind!
Glass is an amorphous material, and it’s always on the move—just like our mobile glass studio.
Hot Wheels is an outreach vehicle that allows furnace-fired fun and glassblowing demonstrations to travel far beyond the walls of our Penn Avenue building.
This compact traveling glass studio is complete with all the state-of-the-art equipment needed to conduct glassblowing demonstrations, and it allows our glass artists to pop up all over town so they can manipulate molten magma into fiery works of art almost anywhere.
Hot Wheels is made possible by a grant from the Emma Clyde Hodge Memorial Fund in memory of L. Van V. Dauler, Jr.
SEE US AT THESE EVENTS
- Barrel & Flow Fest @ Stacks at 3 Crossings, Strip District (ticket required), August 13
- Fayette Praise Fest @ Fayette County Fair Grounds (ticket required), August 14
- South Fayette Community Day @ Fairview Park, August 27
- Opening Reception @ Contemporary Craft (free), September 9
- A Fair in the Park @ Mellon Park (free), September 10–11
- Festival of Combustion @ Carrie Furnace (ticket required), October 8
IN THE NEWS
- Hot Wheels: Glass center’s demonstration van comes to Monroeville via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (7/20/22)
- "Hot Wheels, Pittsburgh Glass Center’s mobile furnace, heats up local events" via NextPittsburgh (9/15/21)
See us in action? Tag us on Instagram with #PGCHotWheels!