This is a functional wine stopper where YOU’LL make the decorative accent on top. Take the time to design-your-own, from a choice of 6 colors and 4 shapes for the glass, which you’ll be manipulating to become the wine stopper top.
Our instructors are trained to make this a fun, explorative, exciting experience for you!! Come with friends, family or just on your own (we’ll be your new friends!) to try this simple experience of glassmaking.
What do we provide for me in this class?
-provide a safe atmosphere to try glassmaking
-provide tools, color and hot glass
-safety information and eye protection
-supply the base of the wine stopper
-glue and fabricate YOUR glass stopper to fit the base
-organize and prepare the glass for pickup
What do I get to do in this class?
-Design the shape
-Add the colors
-Shape the Glass
-Torch the base
Then it’s time to design your bottle stopper!! This experience is all about DESIGN & FUNCTION. What does it take to make a functional and beautiful stopper? We’re going to show you samples of color patters and designs that you might want to try. You’ll be discussing ideas and concepts with the instructor before you ever touch the glass and filling in a simple ‘menu’ of your ideas.
Then, with laser focus, you’ll manipulate the molten glass to your chosen design.
We’ll take care of all the finishing work for the stopper like grinding and fitting the base to the topper, and it will be available 1 week after your class for pickup.
Expect to stay at the Glass Academy for 1-1.5 hours the day of your experience, depending on how many students are in class. Returning students may wish to go first at the bench and could possibly be done in 1 hour- however, no guarantees because once we start playing, the fun can go longer than planned.
Depending on availability, additional slots may be available the day of class to make another bottle stopper at a reduced price. Please inquire with your Hostess upon arrival if you are interested and if any additional slots are open for that session.