Hot Glass

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Hotshop (glassblowing) works 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 shaping it using the tools provided by your instructor or you will gather the glass at the end of a punty and blow through it to create an item.

You will 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 also need to wear gym shoes and need to pull your hair back if it is long. Do not wear excessively long or dangly jewelry.

Your item will not be ready to take home with you that day. Most items will be ready in 7-10 days. After 7 days you may stop by to get your projects. You are more than welcome to call first to make sure they are done. When you come in to pick up your items, tell whomever is at the front desk what your first and last name is, what day you came in to take your class, and what project you made. He or she will get them for you.

These classes are available every day of the week.

These classes are NOT “sampler classes,” and there are no coupons, nor can any be used for them.

They are offered directly through Neusole.

Must be 5 years or older to use the hotshop.

(Please note: We can only hold your items for 90 days. If you do not pick your items within that time period they will be discarded. )

Group Demonstration: Hands-On Demo

Neusole staff members will demonstrate an advanced thematic form in our hot shop. Following the demonstration, participants will have an opportunity to make something. There are many things to choose from in the hot shop including flowers, pumpkins, paperweights, and ornaments. There is also the option of creating something in our fusing area including a panel, ornament, or picture frame. Please call 513 751 3292 for pricing and booking a time.

DIY Hot Shop

You’ll learn how to gather glass from the furnace, getting in/out of the bench, turning the steel independently, color application, basic shaping, finishing and removing glass from steel. Time: 4 hours. Class fee $250.

Dry Plaster Casting

You will create collages by pushing small objects into dry plaster. Each student will create one 10” cast tile. Time: 1 hour. Class fee $85.

Relief Casting

In this workshop you will work with oil clay to create a relief image which will be cast in solid glass. Each student will make one 10” form that will be cast in clear glass. Time: 2 hours. Class fee $175.

Flowers/Roses

You’ll learn color application and use of basic tools to create flowers and roses. Each student will make two flowers and one rose. Time: 2 hours. Class fee $100.

Glass Blown Ornaments

In this class you will learn color application, basic shaping and inflation of a bubble, and adding a hook
to the shape. Each student will make two ornaments. Time: 2 hours. Class fee $125*.

Blown Glass Garden Float

You will blow and create your own garden gazing ball from hot glass! It can be used as a float in a a pond, pool, or on a stand! Time: 2 hours. Class fee $125*.

Ice Cream Bowl

This two-hour bowl-making workshop allows you to see how to gather, shape, and manipulate molten glass while learning color application, basic shaping, and opening the lip of a bowl. Time: 2 hours. Class fee $125*.

Cups

In this hotshop class, you’ll learn color application, basic shaping and inflation of a bubble, transferring
it onto a punty, opening the lip, and turning it into a cup. Time: 2 hours. Class fee $125*.

Vase

This gives you hands-on time to see how to gather, shape, and manipulate molten glass while learning color application, basic shaping, and opening the lip of the vase. By the end of the class, you’ll be the proud creator of a beautiful vase that you’ll be delighted to use & display. Time: 2 hour. Class fee $200.

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