See the Glistening Highland Park Mosaic in Sun or Snow

PGC artists and staff spent the summer creating collaborative glass mosaics with the community, which were incorporated into the new Highland Park Super Playground.

If You’re a Pittsburgh Public Schools Sixth Grader, Glass is Free for You

Through a partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools, every PPS sixth grade class is invited to come get hands-on experience with glass free-of-charge. By the end of 2022 nearly 500 sixth graders in Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) tried glass here at Pittsburgh Glass Center. Next year, we’re expecting 900 more students! 


Meet the Voice Behind PGC’s Audio Tour

Meet Emmanuel Chumaceiro, the voiceover artist behind our self-guided audio tour featured in our mobile guide on the Bloomberg Connects app.

Translating Glass: ASL Interpreters at Pittsburgh Glass Center

At Pittsburgh Glass Center, we offer American Sign Language interpretation to help facilitate our live demonstrations. However, translating the names of the materials and processes used at the demonstrations can be an unexpected, yet fun challenge for interpreters. 

There's More to Hot Wheels Than a Souped Up Truck

Did you see our mobile glass studio Hot Wheels on KDKA last month? Even though we say that Hot Wheels can popup anywhere, anytime, it takes a lot of behind the scenes work to bring Hot Wheels out into the community. 

SEEN: Pittsburgh Glass Center Open House with Elliot Walker

Via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Elliot Walker, the winner of the second season of “Blown Away” on Netflix, demonstrated his glassmaking craftsmanship as he worked on a piece surrounded by 100 guests during a private open house Saturday at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. READ THE ARTICLE

PGC and Pittsburgh Are Proud and Powerful with Google Arts & Culture

Today Google announced its partnership with 15 world-class Pittsburgh institutions to bring the city’s culture—past and present—online on its Google Arts & Culture platform and app at   

For the first time, everyone everywhere can engage with these organizations—including Pittsburgh Glass Center—across the city in one digital location and discover its unique culture. Through the Pittsburgh: Proud and Powerful page, Google Arts & Culture hopes Pittsburghers can rediscover just how much their city has to offer, and that visitors will be encouraged to discover the city for themselves.  

What’s All the Buzz in the Hot Shop

Did you know that beeswax is an important part of a glassblower's tool kit? Glassblowers use beeswax to lubricate their tools. Beeswax makes the glass slide along more smoothly without leaving marks on the glass. It’s expensive to order and ship beeswax from across the country. That's just one reason we’re lucky to have Bedillion Honey Farm as a partner.

Glass Goes First Class at Pittsburgh International Airport

Find this exciting display highlighting Pittsburgh Glass Center, our Penn/Fairmount line of glassware, and 5 local glass artists on the 2nd floor of the landside terminal of Pittsburgh International Airport. Learn more about the arts and culture programs at PIT

PGC Fires Up for Autism Acceptance Month

This First Friday, PGC partnered with Evolve Coaching to host a Hot Jam recognizing Autism Acceptance Month featuring Pittsburgh-based illustration artist Chas Chasler and his character Guber the Ferret. PGC glass artists collaborated with Chas and other staff from Evolve Coaching to help Guber the Ferret come to life. This event provided an opportunity to spotlight neurodivergent artists and Evolve’s support of individuals with disabilities in education, employment, and the arts.

Take a Neon Tour of the Pittsburgh Area

We worked with Pittsburgh artist and photographer Charles Biddle to map out a self-guided neon sightseeing tour of Pittsburgh that will give you an opportunity to explore the city and all of its glowing neon light. Enter our Neon Tour Contest for a chance to win a Private Pod Workshop for 2!

PGC Unveils the Prettiest Little Free Library on the Block

The Pittsburgh Glass Center team was excited to unveil our new Little Free Library in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

A Couple of Jagoffs Walked Into PGC...

We had a great day last Saturday yakkin' with the Jagoffs about everything from science to art and gift giving. Even though they didn't think they had creativity flowing in their back and gold blood, we proved them wrong! 

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Arts Partners Collaborate in New Video to Encourage Public to #MaskUp

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has joined with Pittsburgh Glass Center and 12 other leading arts and culture organizations in Pittsburgh to release a new video that encourages the public to #MaskUp, as a response to government and public health recommendations to wear masks in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Black Lives Matter

Pittsburgh Glass Center stands with the Black community in demanding justice and change. We will continue to amplify the voices and ideas that will lead us to a more equitable society.

May 11–17 Designated Arts and Culture #All412gether Week in Allegheny County (link)

(via Allegheny County) County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today proclaimed May 11–17 as “Arts & Culture #All412gether Week” in Allegheny County. The proclamation and designation recognize the vibrant arts and culture community and their commitment to our region’s civic life, health and well-being by working together to innovate and provide creative engagement and educational resources for our community, at home.