Hot Shop – GRT Glass Design
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Hot Shop

Take a hands-on approach to creating beautiful works of art with glass.

About Our Shop

Your home for amazing glass masterpieces.

Our expansive shop provides all the tools for novice and expert glass artists alike to create their next masterpiece.  Whether you want to learn the skills of glass yourself, share the experience with a group, or rent our facility for your expert project – we are the place for you.

Our instructors have years of experience creating works of art and teaching the skills necessary to succeed.  We feature top of the line equipment and tools that make the most complex projects a possibility.

Visit the Hot Shop

Our shop has something for every skill level and interest.  Start your glass masterpiece with us.

Hot Glass Classes

Learn how to mold and shape glass in its molten form.

Fusing Classes

Learn to make your own custom glass piece.

Group Events

Gather friends, family, or coworkers for a unique event.

Studio Rental

Bring your expertise and use our studio.

Hot Glass Lessons

Here you will learn all about the exciting world of molten glass! We will work either individually or in groups to teach you about the craft of glass making, and then you will have a chance to create your very own masterpiece.

Individual Lessons

Private glassblowing instruction is available for students from beginner to advanced levels. This is a great way to begin or accelerate the development of your skills. Private instruction is $60/hour and a minimum of two hours is required. The rate for 2 or more students is $50/hour.

Group Lessons

This one-hour introduction into the fast-paced environment of our hot shop will teach individuals how to mold and shape glass starting with its molten form. After completing the session, you will have your very own custom glass paperweight, ornament, or seasonal item available for pick up the very next day!

Another option for group lessons is a more in-depth experience geared to allow formal groups to enjoy a hot shop tour, talk, and/or demonstration.  Allowing everyone in your group (10 and over) create their own unique piece is another possibility which may be folded into the time spent in the hot shop.  GRT Hot Glass Studios has onsite parking for buses and motor coach groups. This is a great and educational experience for groups such as

  • Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
  • Birthdays
  • Reunions
  • Field Trips
  • Corporate Team Building Exercises & More
Seasonal Sessions

Pumpkin paperweights, Christmas ornaments, Valentine hearts, four leaf clovers and so much more are available for the making! We will have rotating special event classes for you and your friends to make fun gifts with glass to commemorate the season. These sessions will run 2-3 hours in length depending on class size and are available for 4-6 people.

Fusing Classes & Kiln Formed

Fusing Classes

A fun way to start working with glass that is suitable for all ages is glass fusing.  Our classes are designed to spark the imagination and let creativity shine!  Students will be provided all materials and instruction on how to layer individual pieces of glass to form a finished product.  Items are available the day after firing in the kiln.  Prices range from $15-$150 depending on your choice of size and materials. Class goes from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays. Tuition: $15.00 -$150.00.

Kiln Formed Glass

Come check out our Kiln Formed Glass class to learn more about making impressions in glass. Here, you will be able to make your own custom fused glass piece after cutting out the image you wish transferred into the glass prior to placing into the kiln.  Instruction and all materials are provided and prices range from $15-$150 depending on your choice of size of finished good.

Sculptural Wall Art

In this class you will learn to make a tack fused sculptural triptych. The three, 3”x5” pieces will come with the wall mounting system so you can concentrate on creating your masterpiece!  All materials and instruction are provided and finished pieces are available for pick up the day following their firing in the kiln.

Seasonal Open House

This kid-friendly course will share the themes of the season! Anyone 5 years and older can come make themed coasters, serving trays, magnets, etc.  All materials and instruction are provided and tuition is as follows:

  • Magnets and small fusing: $5.00
  • Coasters and Ornaments: $15.00 or 3 for $30.00
  • Coasters (Set of four, 3”x3”): $45.00
  • Holiday serving Platter: $65.00

Class length: 3 hours

Studio Rental

Our Hot Shop space is open for rental when classes, group events, or client work is not taking place.  Our state of the art shop has all the tools and equipment you might need.   If you have not rented from us before, we would like to learn more about you and your experience before you start to ensure your safety. We appreciate your care and respect of the studio when you use the Hot Shop.