Is previous experience necessary to take a class? Do you have beginner’s classes?
A majority of the classes we offer are for beginners. No previous experience in glass or art is required. Although, previous experience is required for private lessons.
My coupon has expired or is about to expire. What do I do?
You do not need to worry about the expiration date. We will still honor it.
Will I be able to take my item home with me the day I take my class?
No. Your project will need time to cool down before it will be ready to take home. An item in the hot shop or flame shop will take 7-10 days. A project in the flat shop will take 3 weeks. After 7 days or so (depending on whichever class you took), you may stop by to get it. If you would like to call to confirm that your items are done, you are more than welcome to do so. When you come in to pick up your items, tell whomever at the front desk what your name is, what day you came in, what project you made, and he or she will get them for you.
How do I schedule a class or hands on demo?
To schedule a class, tour and demo, or hands on demo, you will need to contact us by phone (513-751-3292) or via our contact form to schedule and find availability.
What is the difference between the glassblowing, fusing, and flameworking?
In glassblowing, you work with hot liquid glass. Depending on the class you take, you will either hot sculpt the liquid glass by gathering it at the end of a punty and shape it using the tools provided by your instructor or you will gather the glass at the end of the punty and blow through it to create an item.
In fusing, you work with various forms of flat sheet glass. You will decorate a piece of glass using other glass forms such as stringer, bits of glass called “frit” and many other different forms. There is no heat involved in this class.
In flameworking, you work with a hand held torch and rods of glass.
6. What is the age range for classes?
For the hotshop or flat shop you need to be 5 years or older. For the flame shop you must be 10 years or older.
7. What clothing do I need to wear?
For the hotshop you need to wear cotton and jeans. AVOID SPANDEX, POLYESTER, OR
RELATED MATERIALS. A t-shirt is recommended. If you wear shorts, they need to be knee-
length or capris. You need to wear gym shoes and need to pull your hair back if it is long. Do not wear excessive or loose, dangly jewelry.
For fusing, light clothing and gym shoes are recommended.
For flameworking, light clothing and gym shoes are recommended. Do not wear loose, dangly jewelry. Pull your hair back if it is long.
8. What is your cancellation policy?
We require at least 24 hours notice. We understand that things happen, but we prefer that you let us know IMMEDIATELY when you find out that you are not going to be able to make it.
9. I don’t live in Cincinnati. Can you mail my items to me?
Absolutely! However, we will not be able to definitively tell you how much it will cost until we take it to the post office. We can give an estimate and that’s all. We will call you after taking it to the post office and tell you how much it was so you can pay over the phone.
10. Where are you located?
Our address is 11925 Kemper Springs Dr, Forest Park (Cincinnati), OH 45240.