The Works Glass Studio is a great place to experience the art of glass blowing. 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.
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Visit The Works Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin Glass Making Experiences
Pumpkin Glass Sale through October
Celebrate fall with a visit to The Works Pumpkin Patch! Pick the perfect pumpkin this year during our Pumpkin Glass Sale or sign up to create your own glass pumpkin during one of our Hot Glass Experiences.
The Pumpkin Patch will open for the season with a festive kick-off event on Saturday, October 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., held at The Works Glass Studio, 55 S. 1st Street, Newark, Ohio. We’ll have many sizes and colors of hand-crafted glass pumpkins for purchase, all made in house at The Works by our talented glass artists. These unique, locally crafted pieces are great gifts. Or, purchase several to create your own Pumpkin Patch at home. Enjoy complimentary cider and watch live glass blowing demonstrations at 1 and 3 p.m. SteamRoller Bagels will be on hand from 11 - 2 offering delicious bagels for purchase with 10 percent of their proceeds coming back to The Works.
The Pumpkin Patch Glass Sale will continue through Saturday, October 25, during The Works regular business hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission to the Pumpkin Patch Glass Sale is free and open to the public. Regular admission fees apply to experience The Works Museum.
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. View Web Calendar for details.
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.
Upcoming Hot Glass Experiences:
Due to their popularity and limited number of spaces available,
pre-registration is required for Glass Pumpkin Making and Glass Ornament Making Experiences.
Glass Pumpkin Making Dates:
September 27: Pre-register online now.
October 11: Pre-registration required. Register online here.
October 18: During Open Studio. Pre-registration required. Register online here.
October 25: Pre-registration required. Register online here.
Glass Ornament Making Dates:
November 15: Pre-registration required. Register online here.
November 22: Pre-registration required. Register online here.
November 29: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., during Holiday Homecoming Event.
Pre-registration required. Register online here.
December 13: Pre-registration required. Register online here.
December 20: Pre-registration required. Register online here.
Open Studio occurs the third Saturday of each month from Noon to 4 p.m. During Open Studio, 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...
Open Studio Dates:
Private Glass Blowing Classes are also available. Receive one-on-one instruction from a professional glass artist, and learn techniques and tricks of the trade at your own pace. Private classes offer flexible scheduling, and each participant leaves class with a unique glass piece of their very own. Contact the Glass Studio Manager to schedule a private class. Must be at least 14 years of age to participate in private classes.
MEMBERS: $120; two-hour class, two participants
NON-MEMBERS: $140; two-hour class, two participants