Glass Workshops

Glass Blowing Workshops


I currently have turned off my glass furnace for the summer. (It’s simply no fun being in a hot glass studio during a hot day.)  I’ll be turning it on again in late September and so will be able to take reservations for workshops closer to that date.  Since I am fully vaccinated (and will happily show my vaccination card to you), vaccinated people no longer need to wear their masks during a workshop. 

If you would like to purchase a gift of a workshop for a special occasion, I can create and email you a gift certificate which can be redeemed during cooler weather. 


For individuals who want to try working with hot glass, a private workshop may be purchased. Call or text (630.945.2813) or email me via the contact page if you’d like to purchase a glass lesson as a present for yourself, a good friend, or for up to four individuals.

At each private workshop participants begin by assisting me on a piece in order to become familiar with handling the various tools.  After this initial demo piece, each participant then creates their own form. Their piece can be any solid shape – a round paperweight, an egg, a flame, or a freeform sculpture. By working a solid mass of glass, I guarantee that everyone will end up with a completed work (which they can pick up at least one day later, since glass needs to be annealed overnight).

Appointments for workshops may be scheduled most days of the week (including weekends) at times ranging from early morning to early afternoon.

View a sample workshop certificate you’ll receive when purchasing a workshop as a gift.  If you choose to purchase one, I’ll email you a gift certificate that explains both the gift and how to redeem it.

Scheduling a Workshop

The prices for private hot glass experiences are::
1 Person 1 hour $100
2 People 1.5+ hours $100 Each
3 People 2+ hours $90 Each
4 People 2.5+ hours $90 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 sand cast piece or
  2. A blown vessel such as a bowl, vase, or drinking glass.
1 Person 2+ hours $240
2 People 3+ hours $220 Each