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.

Current Schedule

The glass furnace is on and workshops are being held April, May, and till the middle of June. You may call or text 630-945-2813 or email to schedule your private workshop. Weekend workshops are currently booked through June, but you may contact me to see if there have been any cancellations.

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 needs 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 $25 per person)

One Solid Piece:

1 Person 1 hour $175
2 People 1.5+ hours $160 Each
3 People 2+ hours $150 Each
4 People 2.5+ hours $140 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 $375
2 People 3+ hours $350 Each