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EXPERIENCE GLASS

Feel the Burn

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From glassblowing classes for beginners to hourly rentals for professional production artists, Burnt Glassworks wants to get you into glass! 

If you're visiting the shop for a workshop or class please complete the following digital liability waiver so we can get started a little faster.  Each visitor needs one and guardians need to sign for minors.

WORKSHOPS

Make Your Own
We are currently accepting appointments through 1/13/2024 at our main studio on Philips Hwy & select dates through 12/9/2023 at the King Maker Brewing location. To be sure you are in the loop when we add further dates for 2023 workshops, sign up for emails at the bottom of the main page!

Please note that there will be a price change for workshops taking effect 12/1/2023. There will be some price increases to help balance increasing material costs, and all workshop prices will also be tax included.

Learn: Workshops
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ORNAMENT

$37 + tax (through 11/30)
10 - 20 min

Participants will choose colors and style and work with a glassblower to make a blown ornament that can add some color to your decor year round.

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STARFISH

$37 + tax (through 11/30)
10 - 20 min

Add to your coastal décor with a cute little starfish you've made yourself! Pick your colors and stretch out the legs to suit your style. Make them all even or go assymetric on purpose! Glass loop for hanging optional. 

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FLOWER

$42 + tax (through 11/30)
10 - 20 min

Make something beautiful that blooms year round.  Choose your color for the petals and stem (doesn't have to be green!) and get to work.  Flowers are generally round ruffly blooms or 5-6 pointed petal forms.

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PAPERWEIGHT

$42 + tax (through 11/30)
15 - 25 min

Heart, or sphere?  Maybe an Egg?  You choose!  Choose your colors and work alongside a glass artist to sculpt your object.

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STEMLESS WINE GLASS 

$60 + tax (through 11/30)
20 - 30 min

Blow your own cup.  Whether the vessel is for wine, beer, or any other beverage, you will use your (or a partners) breath to inflate hot glass and then shape it with various tools into its final form.

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SNOWMAN

$55 + tax (through 11/30)
10 - 20 min

Blow and shape your snowman, and then add a hat with a loop for hanging, for a fun hands-on experience in the glass studio. Bottom of snowman can be flattened so it will stand up upon request. 

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COUPLE'S HEART

$60 + tax (through 11/30)
15 - 25 min

A nice twist on a typical heart.  Each person picks their color and applies it to some glass.  Those two pieces are brought together and twisted to form a colorful dance in the core of the clear glass heart.

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BOWL OR

FOOTED VASE

$90 + tax (through 11/30)
30 - 40 min

Beautiful on it's own or filled with your favorite flowers or fruit! Pick your colors for the body then inflate & shape your form. Then choose the style of the top: wavy, straight or flaired.

All items must cool overnight after they are completed.  Items are held for maximum 8 weeks. If you are unable to return to pick up shipping options are available at additional cost.

CLASSES

Learn to turn

Learn: Classes

BEGINNING GLASSBLOWING

​Level 1 (previously our only beginners class)
Instructor: Andy Peters & others        Class Size: 6         $325 + tax

 

 

B1-24 Thursday Evenings - January 18, 25 & February 1, 8 - 5:30pm-8:30pm
B2-24 Saturday Mornings - January 20, 27 & February 3, 10 - 10am-1pm
B3-24 Sunday Afternoons - April 7, 14, 21 & 28 - 3pm-6pm

Four Sessions, three hours each

​Students will learn the fundamentals of glassblowing and the skills required to make paperweights, cups, bowls, and other blown vessels.  Every blown glass artist has gone through a similar set of lessons from Venetian goblet makers to Dale Chihuly! Learn how to color glass, shape it with traditional hand tools, and inflate it with your own breath.  No prior experience necessary.  Sign up with a friend or family member!

To register online, click on the button below.  A deposit of $75 is required to confirm your registration. If the class is full, you can send an email to booking@burntglass.com to be added to the waitlist in case we have a student who drops out.  Please indicate any special considerations regarding health or physical ability.

If you have a group of 6, we can book a private beginners class for you to suit your schedule.

TWO DAY INTENSIVE BEGINNER CLASS

​Instructor: Andy Peters & others        Class Size: 6         $295 + tax

 

W1-24 Weekend Intensive - January 13 & 14 - 10am-3pm
W2
-24 Weekend Intensive - February 17 & 18 - 10am-3pm

Go from "No-Blow" to "Whoa!" in two days!

Two five hour sessions.

Students will learn the fundamentals of glassblowing and the skills required to make paperweights, cups, bowls, and other blown vessels.  Every blown glass artist has gone through a similar set of lessons from Venetian goblet makers to Dale Chihuly! Learn how to color glass, shape it with traditional hand tools, and inflate it with your own breath.  No prior experience necessary.  Sign up with a friend or family member!

To register online, click on the button below.  A deposit of $75 is required to confirm your registration. If the class is full, you can send an email to burnt@outlook.com to be added to the waitlist in case we have a student who drops out.  Please indicate any special considerations regarding health or physical ability.

If you have a group of 6, we can book a private beginners class for you to suit your schedule.

​Level 2
Instructor: Andy Peters & others        Class Size: 6         $295 + tax

 

 

B21-24 Weekend Intensive - March 2 & 3 - 10am-3pm

Two sessions, 5 hours each

This class will expand on the fundamentals of glassblowing learned in the level 1 class. Students will make more of the same basic vessel forms made in the first class, and then learn to add bits, wraps and handles to make more detailed objects.

Students must have completed a previous 4 week or weekend intensive beginners class. Ages 16+. Sign up with a friend or family member!

To register online, click on the button below.  A deposit of $75 is required to confirm your registration. If the class is full, you can send an email to booking@burntglass.com to be added to the waitlist in case we have a student who drops out.  Please indicate any special considerations regarding health or physical ability.

If you have a group of 6, we can book a private beginners class for you to suit your schedule.

​Level 3 (new class)
Instructor: Andy Peters & others        Class Size: 6         $325 + tax

 

 

B31-24 Sunday Afternoons - January 21, 28 & February 4, 11 - 3pm-6pm
B32-24 Saturday Mornings - August 5, 12, 19 & 26 - 10am-1pm

Four Sessions, three hours each
 

​This class will expand on the fundamentals of glassblowing learned in the level 1 class. Students will make more of the same basic vessel forms made in the first class and learn to add pattern & texture:

-Optic mold color
-Tweezer twist color
-Drop swirl
-Optic mold texture


Students must have completed a previous 4 week or weekend intensive beginners class. Completing beginners level 2 first is not required, but can be advantageous. Ages 16+. Sign up with a friend or family member!

To register online, click on the button below.  A deposit of $75 is required to confirm your registration. If the class is full, you can send an email to booking@burntglass.com to be added to the waitlist in case we have a student who drops out.  Please indicate any special considerations regarding health or physical ability.

If you have a group of 6, we can book a private beginners class for you to suit your schedule.

INTERMEDIATE GLASSBLOWING

​Instructor: Andy Peters         Class Size: 6        

 

 

IC1-24 Intermediate Color Weekend Intensive - March 9 & 10 - 10am-3pm

Two sessions, five hours each
 

These classes are open to students who have previously taken a beginners class at Burnt Glassworks, or another equivalent class elsewhere that covered basic skills including: gathering from a furnace, marvering, thumbing a bubble, forming a jack line, forming a punty, and opening a vessel on a punty. Ages 16+.

To register online, click on the button below.  A deposit of $75 is required to confirm your registration. If the class is full, you can send an email to burnt@outlook.com to be added to the waitlist in case we have a student who drops out.  Please indicate any special considerations regarding health or physical ability.​

HOTGLASS BOOTCAMP

​Instructor: Andy Peters         Class Size: 4        

 

 

New dates in 2024
 

One Session, three hours

A compact class that focuses on increasing proficiency making a particular classic hot glass object. Examples of items: eggs, ornaments & pumpkins!

 

These classes are open to students who have previously taken a beginners class at Burnt Glassworks, or another equivalent class elsewhere that covered basic skills including: gathering from a furnace, marvering, thumbing a bubble, forming a jack line, forming a punty, and opening a vessel on a punty. Ages 16+.

To register online, click on the button below.  A deposit of $50 is required to confirm your registration. If the class is full, you can send an email to burnt@outlook.com to be added to the waitlist in case we have a student who drops out.  Please indicate any special considerations regarding health or physical ability.​

SHOP RENTAL

Freedom to Create

Learn: Rentals
Glass Blower maker

Minimum 2 Hrs     $60-125/hr

If you need a space to play, practice, or produce work we can help you!  Prices vary based upon consumption of raw materials and time purchased.  Contact us via e-mail, phone, or Facebook for a quote based on your glassblowing needs and to schedule your time.
Please be ready to describe your previous experience, what you want to make, and whether you will be providing your own assistant or need help locating one. Previous glassblowing experience or education required.

  

FAQ

Burning Question?

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WHAT TO WEAR

Closed toe shoes and mostly cotton clothing.  Synthetic clothes like tights or athletic shirts can melt and bond to skin when they get too hot.  Long sleeves and pants may be beneficial for some to block the radiant heat from the glass and the equipment. However, you'll usually find the glassblowers in the studio in shorts and T-shirts. Socks are recommended, but not necessary.

Safety glasses are provided.

WHAT AGES

We can tailor make-your-own workshops to almost any age or ability.  We only ask to be made aware of any specific needs related to physical or cognitive capabilities to make sure the studio is properly prepared.  For beginner classes or private lessons our typical recommendation is that if the person can correctly follow a simple recipe on their own in the kitchen *safely* (doesn't matter how the food comes out) they are capable of participating in a glassblowing class.

WHAT TO BRING

Hydration is important if your time in the shop is over an hour or the weather is warm.  We provide water but you may prefer to bring sports drink.   

If you'd like to have a party with food, cake or other refreshments, email us at booking@burntglass.com about a private rental. Otherwise, no food is allowed during appointments booked online. 

 

Tools and glass color are provided but if you have your own, bring it!

WHEN TO PICK-UP

The work you make in a class or workshop has to cool overnight so you can't take it home with you the day it's made.  We're generally in the studio weekday evenings and random times on the weekend.   Your work will be marked to identify it as yours upon pick-up.  If you are unable to return to the shop we do have shipping options at additional cost based on size, weight, and location.

WHERE IS THE STUDIO

Centrally located in Jacksonville FL on Philips Highway just north of University Blvd in the same complex as AirGas.  It's generally best to plug Burnt Glassworks into a map search instead of the address as that can lead you to the wrong side of the road.  Once you enter the site the studio is along the rear row and it's Unit 201.  If we're open the garage door will be up and a banner will be flying -- come on in!

Recommend calling or texting before heading our way as our hours are inconsistent -- blame the six-year-old.

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