Glass FAQs

What should I wear when working in the Glass studio?

When working in the glass shop you should wear natural, cotton fibers and nothing synthetic. Some people also choose to wear longer sleeves to protect their forearms from excess heat. Closed toe shoes are required. Also, you must wear protective eyewear, which you can borrow from the Craft Center front desk.

What kind of glass do you sell in the Glass studio?

The Craft Center stocks and sells both 96 c.o.e. "soft glass" cane, frit [compatible with furnace glass and fusing glass] and borosilicate tube, rod and color. Please see a glass supervisor or the front desk for more specific information.

If I have taken a paperweights class, what are my options for using the Glass studio on my own?

We require people who have taken a paperweights class to take at least two more intensive, workshops in the Glass studio, such as Beginning Glassblowing and Continuing Glassblowing, to get more experience and to acclimate to the tools before using the studio on their own. We offer a variety of more intensive workshops, please see the Workshops section of our website to see what you may be interested in.