Hot Glass Workshops


Workshop Times

Your own private workshop can begin between 9 AM and noon on Mondays through Saturdays or on Sundays beginning at 1 PM. I have my glass furnace running through mid-February 2023 and then will start it up again the first week of April 2023 for workshops through June.

Current Schedule

Currently every weekend has been booked through mid-February… though a few weekday mornings are available.  Booking begins four weeks prior to the date requested except for those who have a gift certificate, who may book dates through May. I do receive cancellations, so if you have a date in mind, please call or text 630-945-2813 to see if we can schedule something.

Workshop Details

At each private workshop participants begin by assisting me on a demonstration piece to become familiar with handling the various tools.  After the initial demo, each participant (up to four individuals) takes a turn to create their own form.  This piece can be a variety of solid shapes – which can be viewed prior to the workshop.  By working with a solid mass of glass, each person is guaranteed to end up with a completed piece.  Since the glass need to be annealed (slowly cooled) overnight and then ground flat, the finished pieces may be picked up two days later.  People who wish to make a blown form can do so at a subsequent workshop or take the Complete Workshop where they work on a blown form after their solid piece is finished. 

Gift Certificates

A hot glass workshop can be a unique gift.  I will create and email you a certificate which can be redeemed at my studio. View a sample workshop certificate here. Call for details or to make the purchase with a credit card.


The prices for private hot glass experiences are:(for weekend prices add $20 per person)

One Solid Piece:

1 Person 1 hour $160
2 People 1.5+ hours $150 Each
3 People 2+ hours $140 Each
4 People 2+ hours $135 Each
Two Piece Workshop:

For a more complete hot glass experience, the participant will first create a solid form to get used to working in the studio space.  They can then choose one of the following for their second piece:

  1. A blown vessel such as a bowl, vase, or drinking glass…or
  2. A sand cast piece
1 Person 2+ hours $350
2 People 3+ hours $325 Each