Glass Blowing

Glass Blowing

Glass Blowing Class Registration Options

Please contact the Office directly at 607-436-2548 or via email to conted@oneonta.edu to let us know which type of class you're interested in and your availability that coincides with the type of class you'd like to sign up for. We will coordinate with the course instructor to get you the class that works for you!
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Drop-in 30 Minute Private Class

In these competitively priced condensed classes, students will learn the very basics and experience glass blowing on a simple level. Pick your color and off you go to create a paper weight, drinking glass, small vase or a holiday ornament. Artistic freedom is encouraged. Students age 16 or older of all experience levels are welcome!

When: Monday through Friday evenings between 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. every 30 minutes at 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM or 6:30 PM

Class dates: To be arranged by the Office Of Continuing Education

Where: Crystal's Customs Hand-blown Glass Studio in Morris, NY

Fee: $55.00 per student, per 30 minute time-slot. All materials included.

Class Size: Limited to 1 student per 30 minute time-slot for individual experience and personal safety purposes.

One-Week and Two Week Glass Blowing Classes

In these competitively priced in-depth one or two week classes, students will learn the basics of glass blowing: shop safety, tools, and terminology. Classes will consist of small glass blowing demonstrations, and hands on experiences.

Basic hand tools used in the process and glassblowing terminology will be discussed. From there, students will learn to make their own unique one of a kind creations. Artistic freedom is encouraged.

Upon successful completion of either course, students will learn how to gather glass from a molten state, shape the glass and come home with work(s) of art and an awesome experience.

Students of all experience levels are welcome!

One-Week Glass Blowing Class

When: 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
This is a One Week class that meets twice (4 hours total studio time)

Class dates: To be arranged by the Office of Continuing Education

Where: Crystal's Customs Hand-blown Glass Studio in Morris, NY

Fee: $216.00 per student, all materials included.

Class Size: Limited to 3 students for experience and personal safety purposes.

Two-Week Glass Blowing Class

When: 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
This is a Two Week class that meets twice a week for two weeks (8 hours total studio time)

Class dates: To be arranged by the Office of Continuing Education

Where: Crystal's Customs Hand-blown Glass Studio in Morris, NY

Fee: $432.00 per student, all materials included.

Class Size: Limited to 3 students for experience and personal safety purposes.

Artist/Instructor Statement

A graduate of Hartwick College, I attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in both glass and sculpture in May 2011. I began my career as a glass artist studying at the Corning Museum of Glass in 2005. Since graduating Hartwick College, I have worked in multiple glass blowing studios, and most recently built a glass blowing studio of my very own.

Glass is my medium of choice because I am fascinated by the fluid movement of the material during the creation process. While blowing glass, a bright glow of light radiates from the medium in its molten state. The light captures my eyes and represents what I love most about glass, the bright fluidity of the medium when it is 2100 degrees hot.

Influences on my work may vary. Sometimes my focus is functionality, other times sculptural, and organic forms. The fact that glass is so versatile allows me to explore the medium in multiple ways. By changing the shape of the glass, the meaning and purpose of the glass object changes. I enjoy exploring these different shapes and how those shapes relate to its function. That is why I choose glass as my medium and why I create glass.

~ Crystal Postighone

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