We're Glowing Up! Pittsburgh Glass Center Breaks Ground On a $15M Expansion

Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) is glowing up and breaking ground on a $15 million renovation of its current 16,000-square-foot facility.

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. 

PGC Artist John Sharvin Competes on Netflix Hit Glassblowing Series Blown Away

The Netflix Original hit glassblowing competition series "Blown Away" is back for a third season, and we are fired up to announce that amongst this season's competitors is Pittsburgh Glass Center's own John Sharvin! Join us for a FREE "Blown Away" watch party and demonstration on Friday, July 22 from 5-9pm.

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

Pittsburgh Glass Center plans major expansion for its Garfield headquarters

Via NEXTpittsburgh: "Demand for the center’s classes and equipment is so great that they have run out of room. So a major expansion is in the works, to be grafted onto the existing brick building. The new space will largely be floor-to-ceiling glass — of course — looping over the top of the parking lot, but preserving most of the parking behind the building."

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 g.co/explorepittsburgh.   

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.  

Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Heather McElwee guest judges on hit Netflix show ‘Blown Away’ (link)


Via NEXTpittsburgh: "Awareness of the center just got a big boost after McElwee was a judge on the Netflix reality glassmaking competition show, 'Blown Away.' Her episode, the fourth in the show’s second season, debuted on Jan. 22." READ THE ARTICLE