Diablo Glass School

Glassblowing

Glassblowing is a technique of working with molten glass. The hot glass is gathered from a furnace on a pipe, solid or hollow, and manipulated using a variety of tools at a bench. The glass is only hot enough to be workable for a few seconds at a time and is kept hot by frequent reheating.

Glassblowing has many similarities with flameworking, a key difference being that when working at the furnace the glass is hot and has to be kept hot. Furnace glassblowing can be used to make both hollow and solid, functional or sculptural objects.

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Classes

Glassblowing Sampler
Sessions: 1

This sampler class is the best way to enjoy the excitement of working with molten glass while making your own solid glass paperweight.
Glassblowing: Hollow Pumpkins
Sessions: 1

You will work as a group to create hollow glass pumpkins with decorative stems.
Glassblowing: Paperweight Pumpkins
Sessions: 1

This paperweight pumpkin class quickly introduces the use of molds in the hot shop!
Glassblowing: The Swedish Bowl
Sessions: 1

Every student will create a gorgeous, funky glass bowl and build a strong foundation for future exploration. No experience necessary! All materials included.
Glassblowing 1: Basics and Fundamentals
Sessions: 4

A four week course that introduces students to the fundamentals of glassblowing.
Glassblowing 2: Color and Size
Sessions: 4

An intermediate class where students gain a stronger understanding of how to control and shape the glass and apply new color techniques to create artistically colorful larger vases and vessels.
Glassblowing 3: Intermediate Techniques
Sessions: 4

Students will learn a variety of new techniques while building upon the skills acquired in Glassblowing 1 and Glassblowing 2.
Glassblowing Private Workshop for 2
Sessions: 1

A private workshop where you work as a team to each make your own colorful glass object.