In-Person Guided Demonstration + Tours

Demonstration + Tours


Schedule an exciting live narrated glassblowing or flameworking demonstration and watch expert artists create amazing glass art right in our state-of-the-art studios. Learn about Pittsburgh’s lesser-known but incredibly rich glassmaking history and take a tour of our contemporary glass art exhibition in the Hodge Gallery.  $7-$15/participant, 10 - 25 participants.  This option does not include a hands-on experience. 

Groups can expect for their demo and tour to take about one hour.   

For groups larger than 12, your group may be split in half and directed to have half of the group tour while the other watches the demonstration, then flip, to help us ensure a quality experience for all participants.  
 
Deposit and Payment Policy 


A $50 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required to make your reservation and final payment for the entire group must be submitted in full two weeks prior to the date of the reservation. 

Refunds less the deposit will be given for cancellations received more than two weeks prior to scheduled reservation.  
 


Cancellations received fewer than two weeks prior to scheduled reservation will not be refunded.  

Choose from the following options:

Glass Blowing Demonstration

Glassblowing Demonstration + Tour

Participants will tour our facility, explore our contemporary Hodge Gallery and watch professional glass artists gather glass from our kiln, and work with an assistant to create a piece in our Hot Shop, the most popular studio here at PGC. 

Program Length: 1 hour

Program Cost: $10/adult and $7/students

 

Flameworking Demonstration

Flameworking Demonstration + Tour

Participants will tour our facility, explore our contemporary Hodge Gallery and watch a professional glass artist manipulate a solid glass rod into various small items like beads, marbles or pendants using a tabletop gas torch. 

Program Length: 1 hour

Program Cost: $10/adult and $7/students

 

Glassblowing demonstration

Glassbowing + Flameworking Demonstrations + Tour

Participants will tour our facility, explore our contemporary Hodge Gallery and watch professional glass artists gather glass from our kiln, and work with an assistant to create a piece in our Hot Shop, the most popular studio here at PGC, as well as watch a professional glass artist manipulate a solid glass rod into various small items like beads, marbles or pendants using a tabletop gas torch. 

Program Length: 1.5 hours

Program Cost: $15/adult and $10/students