Walk-In Open Studio

Anyone Can Be a Glass Artist – No Experience Necessary!

Our Walk-In Open Studio sessions start with you choosing your own project to make. First time visitors to Glassworks Studio will then receive full instruction and experienced associates are available to support you throughout the design and making process.

Guests aged 10+ have the option to cut glass, for younger customers or those who do not wish to cut the glass we have small pre-cut pieces; amazing projects can be created either way.

Feeling shaky? You can choose a template or look at an assortment of idea books for inspiration. For young children (3 -6 years) we have prepared kits with written and visual instructions included.

What to expect…

So, you have decided to make a project at Glassworks Studio?

Click on the steps below to see what you can expect during your visit.

Reservations are recommended on weekends or during busy holiday periods.

Step 1. Select Your Project

Start by picking the project that you want to work on, look at the shape and size of the piece, the color and design will be up to you!.

There are a wide variety of project choices, with prices starting at $23. Once you know what you want to make you fill in your details on one of our tags.

Want to work together on a project? No problem, there is a one-time sharing fee of $10 per additional person. There is no charge for adults helping young children.

Step 2. Instruction

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will give you a lesson on how to work with our glass, including how to cut the glass for anyone aged 10 and over.

At this stage most people are surprised to be presented with a flat piece of glass -  the slumping process (if you selected it) happens later in the kiln.

Step 3. Start Designing

Collect colored pieces of glass from the large inventory and begin laying them out to create your design. If you choose, you can sketch your design directly onto the glass, this will later burn away in the kiln.

Want some inspiration for your design? We have templates and idea books available. For a small charge, we also offer embellishments and charms that will enhance your design.

Step 4. Questions?

Throughout your session Glassworks' staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and offer guidance as your project moves along.      

Step 5. Finishing Up

Once you’re happy with your design, leave it with us to be fused and slumped into the project of your choosing in our kilns.We try our best to make sure your project gets back to you safely; occasionally, due to the nature of the process, accidents happen. Should anything happen to your project we will contact you with your options.

Projects are ready for pickup in one week, simply come back in one week and ask for your project by the last name. We hope that you enjoy your masterpiece!

Man and boy create an air plane from glass
Couple create amazing projects from glass