Glass Blowing

Glass Blowing

Glass Blowing Class Options

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

Class dates: Monday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 6th

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

Fee: $216.00 per student, all materials included.

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

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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!

Drop-in 30 Minute Private Class

When: Between 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM or 6:30 PM

Class dates: Monday, November 11th, Tuesday, November 12th, Wednesday, November 13th and Thursday, November 14th

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

Fee: $45.00 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.

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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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