Introduction to Soft Glass
Explore the art of bead making with a 2-hour (minimum) introduction to torch work. During this course, learn studio set-up, safety, equipment, flame adjustment, different types of glass we work with, & how to make mandrel beads. Work one-on-one (or book a double lesson with a partner) with your instructor to create a handful of beads to take home! We progress at your pace so often, you can move on to another lesson, like pendant beads or marbles if time allows.
Intermediate - Advanced Lessons
$ Varied pricing based on individual needs
Once you have the basics down, learn to blow hollow glass vessels. Together with your instructor, you may choose the technique you learn during your lessons. Balance one-on-one instruction with individual practice time. Advanced lessons are techniques taught by a master glass blower.
Prerequisites: First Lesson or equivalent, 2 weeks watching Master Glass Blowers, must be 18 years of age or older.
Required Materials: Books, Safety Glasses, Gloves. Glass Gods will provide other necessary tools for the first 12 months.
Glass Gods will cover the cost of the program for up to four students at one time.
Cost: Scholarships available
The cost of the program ranges from $2,100 to over ten thousand depending how far you want to go and how much you want to succeed. If accepted, the scholarship is for the first twelve months and you must reapply each term. All students are required to sign an indemnification agreement and release of liability and a no-compete contract.
If accepted, you are required to sit in for a two-week trial period to determine if the program is a good fit. After the trial, you are enrolled for a six-month provisional position. After the trial period, we work with you one on one, at your pace, as long as progress is being made. Like any class or job, there are strict requirements and regulations and if they are not met, we may terminate your position at any time. Courses do not have specific time limits but do have detailed milestones that must be met before moving on to the next lesson.
Our program is constantly changing, improving, and adding courses. Below you will find a short description of some (but not all) of the lessons available.
We are open 10am to 6pm 7 days a week. Torch rentals must be booked and paid in advance. Cost varies depending on the torch and amount of time purchased. Includes use of a kiln.
Torches that may be available: minor burner, Carlisle CC, Carlisle CC+ with foot pedal, GTT Lynx, GTT Mirage with foot pedal, & GTT Delta Elite with foot pedal.
The Fine Print: All prices and descriptions are subject to change. Lessons must be booked in advance. An indemnification / release agreement is required prior to working. Other restrictions may apply. You must be 18 years of age or older.