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Make your own blown glass in our hot shop with expert help from our glass artist. Pre-register online below.

Adults and children as young as nine can create their own blown glass.

The Works Glass Studio is a great place to experience the art of glassblowing. With assistance and encouragement from professional glass artists, visitors can feel the heat from the furnace and create beautiful glass art of their very own. Participants must be at least nine years of age to participate in most hot glass experiences. See what a live glass blowing demonstration at The Works is all about.

Glass Experiences: Saturdays, Noon - 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) Available throughout the year. Participants create blown-glass paperweights or holiday themed items such as Christmas ornaments, heart-shaped paperweights, and pumpkins. These experiences are a great opportunity to do something unique and creative on a Saturday afternoon! Prices vary based on glass experience and space is limited

Upcoming Hot Glass Experiences:

Due to their popularity and limited number of spaces available,
pre-registration is required for Hot Glass Experiences. Ages 9+


  • Glass Experience Item Pick-Up: Hot glass or fused-glass items must undergo an overnight cooling and annealing process. Your items will be ready for pick up at the museum the following week, and will not be available immediately following the glass experience.
  • Glass Experience Dress Code: For safety, participants must wear closed-toe shoes and eye protection for all hot glass experiences.



Glass Paperweight Making: $40/$30 Members


Glass Tumbler Making: $55/$45 Members


Fused-Glass Workshops occur the third Saturday of each month from Noon to 4 p.m. During this creative workshop, visitors can drop in to participate a variety of glass-fusing activities (such as jewelry or hand print making), or pre-register for hot glass experiences (such as paperweight making). Learn more... 

Fused-Glass Workshop dates:

May 20, June 17, July 15

Private Glass Instruction consists of spending a minimum of two hours with a professional artist in The Works Glass Studio. Dress requirements: closed-toe shoes; clothes made of natural, non-flammable fibers; long hair tied back. Participants keep what they make after the objects cool slowly in a kiln overnight.

Classes can range from focusing on a specific project to learning skills for independent pursuit of glass making.

Class emphasis will be on creating specific objects and participants will have the assistance of a professional glassblower to create objects of their own design. For those who want to learn glassblowing skills for further exploration, classes focus on glassblowing technique, using tools, and hand-skill development. Theses sessions stress craftsmanship more than outputl.

Contact the Glass Studio Manager to schedule a private class. Must be at least 14 years of age to participate in private classes.



  • MEMBERS: $70 per hour, $140 two-hour class, two participants
  • NON-MEMBERS: $80 per hour, $160 two-hour class, two participants