Whether you're an artist working in another medium, a collector, a college student, or just someone fascinated by glass, we've got something for you! Depending on your interests…
Our 2,560 sq. ft. Hot Shop features:
- Full range of hand tools, pipes and punties
- Six 12" glory holes with pneumatic doors
- One 18" glory hole with pneumatic doors
- One 24" glory hole with barn doors
- Two mobile gas powered garages
- One mobile powder booth
- Eight bench stations equipped with compressed air, Nortel multi mix oxy-propane hand torches, and propane Exact torches
- Two 1,000 pound furnaces
Rent the Hot Shop
Contact Studio Coordinator William Haynes to book rental via email or call 412-365-2145 x204
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 24" x 46" $55/hour (4 hour minimum)
Open studio is for students enrolled in a multi-week hot shop class for the current session. It costs $15/hour per person with a partner and includes the use of blow pipes, punties, blocks, and hand tools. Without a partner, it costs $30/hour; 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 studio hours are Mondays 5pm-9pm, Fridays 10am-2pm.
Discount Day Rental
When the hot shop is not in use during the day (before 5pm) Monday through Friday, that can be the best time to practice your skills or try new ideas. It's also the most affordable time. We offer a special rate of $30/hour to rent a small glory hole or $35/hour for a medium hole. This day rate includes the usage of blow pipes, punties, blocks, and hand tools. Times are subject to availability. This is different open studio in that you do not need to be currently enrolled in a multi-week class to qualify for the discount day rate and there is no instructor available.
PGC sells a variety of glass, tools and supplies including color bar and frit.