Glass Blowing Workshops

I will be available to teach private workshops through the middle of June (or longer depending on how hot the weather gets at that time).  If you would like to book a workshop, feel free to call or text 630-945-2813. I begin booking each month starting 4 weeks prior except for those who have a gift certificate – those individuals can book dates through the end of the year.  You should feel free to call or text to see if anyone has canceled for an earlier date, since cancellations sometimes occur.  


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 demonstration piece, each participant (up to 4 individuals) takes a turn to create their own form. This piece can be any solid shape – a round paperweight, an egg, a flame, or a freeform sculpture. By working a solid mass of glass, each person is guaranteed to end up with a completed work – which they can pick up two days later, as glass needs to be annealed overnight and then ground flat on the bottom. 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 solid form (to get used to working in the studio) and then a blown piece.

A workshop can be a great gift, and I will create and send to you a certificate which can be redeemed at my studio. View a sample workshop certificate here.

The workshops begin (your choice) between 9am and noon Mondays through Saturdays and on Sundays beginning at 1pm. Proof of vaccination is required, and I will happily share my vaccination card with you. Depending upon the quickly changing trends in COVID variants, I may require a mask to be worn.

The prices for private hot glass experiences are:

(for weekend prices add $20 per person)

1 Person 1 hour $125
2 People 1.5+ hours $115 Each
3 People 2+ hours $110 Each
4 People 2.5+ hours $110 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 $265
2 People 3+ hours $250 Each