Glass

The Glass Shop | Participate

About

Our mission is two-fold: to provide accessible work space to Glass Artists; and to provide a multi-level experience with glass that will inspire students through classes, workshops and individual instruction. Hot glass sculpting, kiln casting and glass blowing are our primary focus. In SAW tradition, we strive for a collaborative environment with each artist, using the team-method in our versatile facility. We invite all participants to inspire each other to a positive, challenging, and rewarding experience.  

The Glass Shop

The glass studio has a furnace that yields 110 lbs. of glass, a large glory hole (14”), a small glory hole (10”), two 8cf annealers, 16cf casting kiln, pipe warmer, two marver tables, and two workbenches. All kilns are powered by Digital controllers. We melt Gabbert 8C which has a COE of 91. Artists are encouraged to bring their own tools and pipes to use while in residence.  

Studio Equipment

Pipes
Punties
Jacks
Straight shears
Diamond shears
Tweezers
Sophietas/Puffers – bent and straight
Blocks and Paddles
Bench Torches
Break-off table w/Oxy-Propane torch
Vacuum table for metal leaf
Generous selection of optic molds
14” wet glass saw
Small Paragon Kiln
Small Octagonal Rampmaster Kiln
Assorted diamond plate grinding pads and lap wheel
A good selection of powder frit and bar color available
 

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 Workshops and Classes

SAWs shop offers workshops for artists of all levels. Click "workshops" for more information about our workshops, or click here for our workshop calendar.

Studio Rental

The glass shop is available to rent at a daily rate. All rentals include 30 lbs. of glass, marver table, workbench and basic hand tools. Artists interested in glass should contact the SAW office to customize their shop-rental experience and fees.

Entire Shop (no gaffer)
Half Day: $175
Full Day: $350
5 or more consecutive days: $250 per day

Small glory hole and 8 cubic feet of annealer space (no gaffer) 
Half Day: $100  
Full Day: $200  
5 or more consecutive days: $125 per day

Large glory hole and 8 cubic feet of annealer space (no gaffer) 
Half Day: $125  
Full Day: $250  
5 or more consecutive days: $175 per day

Cold Working Studio
$20 per hour, includes access to all cold working equipment

Support
Private instruction @ $50 per hour
Assistance @ $25 per hour

Consumables
All rentals include 30 lbs. of glass. Powder frit and bar color available for an additional fee, please inquire.