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Our 2,560 sq. ft. Hot Shop features:

  • Full range of hand tools, pipes and punties
  • Portable garage and powder booth to accommodate any bench
  • Eight bench stations equipped with compressed air, Nortel multi mix oxy-propane hand torches and propane Exact torches
  • One large glory hole with barn doors
  • Seven glory holes, all with pneumatic doors 
  • Two 1,000 lb. furnaces 

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Rent the Hot Shop

Glory Hole Rental 

Small hole 12" x 24"     $37/hour (2 hour minimum)

Medium hole 18" x 46"     $40/hour (2 hour minimum)

Large hole  29" x 60"     $75/hour (4 hour minimum)

Rental time must be booked at least one day in advance and you must be a PGC member. 

Open Studio

Open studio is for students currently enrolled in Hot II or Hot III. It costs only $15/hour per person and includes all tool rentals. You must have a partner to participate in hot open studio. Your instructor or PGC staff can help you find a partner if needed. A technician will be on duty to answer your questions or help you get over a hurdle. 

Open Studio must be booked at least one day in advance. To register for Monday open studio you must call before Friday at 4pm.

Mondays 6pm-9pm

Friday 10am-2pm 

Discount Day Rental 

When the hot shop is not in use during the day (before 5pm) Tuesday through Friday that can be the best time to practice your skills or try new ideas. It’s also the most affordable time. A special rate of $30/hour is being offered to rent a small glory hole or $37/hour for a medium hole and includes all tool rentals. Times will fluctuate from week to week. This is different from open studio in that you do not need to be currently enrolled in an 8-week class to qualify for the discount day rate. There is no instructor available. 

Supply Sales

PGC sells a variety of glass, tools and supplies including color bar and frit.

If you have any questions, EMAIL or call us at 412-365-2145 x204.

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Spring Hours

We are open today from 10am – 7pm

  • Sun 10am – 4pm
  • Mon 10am – 7pm
  • Tue 10am – 7pm
  • Wed 10am – 7pm
  • Thu 10am – 7pm
  • Fri 10am – 4pm
  • Sat 10am – 4pm