Glassblowing: Make Your Own Glass Cup

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Event Overview

Design and create your own unique glass cup! Each student makes 1 cup. Choose from clear, or a variety of colors, sizes, patterns, and shapes. Working one-on-one, we are going to make your new favorite drinking vessel.

The location of this class will be determined based upon your preferred day and time. I am an independent artist and I teach these classes out of a few different spaces. Since the calendars at the studios change from day to day, it's easiest for you to select your day and time, then I will book us a space. Important safety information will be sent to you in an email with the exact address of the studio, but if you need more information before you sign up, just send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as my hands are free.

Don't see the date you want? Want more information about the location? For this and all other inquiries, scroll down or click here and use the SEND MESSAGE button. I typically get back to you right away.

Projects will need up to 72 hours to cool properly before they will be ready for local delivery ($10-15), shipping ($15-20), or pick-up (free).



Q: Is it BYOB?

A: Some of my venues are BYOB friendly and some are not. If you prefer a BYOB space just let me know!


Q: Is this the price per person?

A: Yes, it is $83 to make 1 cup. (On some occasions students have time to make 2)


Q: How does it work? Does everybody work at the same time?

A: Each person will take a turn making their project and usually only 1 person can make their project at a time. It usually takes about 30 minutes to make each cup, with some time for set up and water breaks in between. Usually, each person takes a turn (or turns) making projects until the time is over. I'll make sure each person will get at least one turn. While students are not making their projects, they may help or observe our group, or there may be other artists in the studio to watch as well. (For larger groups we can have 2-6 people making projects at one time. 


Q: Can I give this as a gift?

A: Yes. You can sign up and then schedule later by sending me a message. I'll provide you with a private link. If you'd like I'll send you a digital or actual gift certificate for presentation.


Q: Are there restrictions?

A: Anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by a guardian. Everyone will be expected to follow simple safety rules. (Don't touch this, don't walk backwards, etc) If the guardian understands that the minor will need to try to follow instructions, I'm ok with it. Please send me a message to let me know you are bringing minors. Otherwise, I am completely accomodating to all different limitiations and abilities. 


Minimum age

All ages welcome

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Rosey Merkin

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Glass Artist and Teacher in Chicagoland for the last 10+ years. I have worked with all kinds of people in all different places. I don't just make art and teach people how to make art. I'm a little bit like a construction worker / therapist. Glass Artists build and maintain their own studios, ovens, and furnaces. I do a lot of behind-the-scenes work so that I can help people enjoy the fear and responsibility that comes with handling 2300F molten glass.

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