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