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CLASS EXPERIENCE: Meditation Globe

CLASS EXPERIENCE: Meditation Globe

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Regular price $107.00 USD
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More than a meditation globe

The Meditation Globe is an original product and class, designed by the founding creators of the Glass Academy. Whether you choose to display your globe on a sunny window sill or utilize it as a stunning paperweight, your one-of-a-kind handcrafted glass keepsake will bring you joy for years to come.

In this class, you'll learn the glassblowing basics and create your very own Meditation Globe. Using the marver, you'll incorporate several colored pieces of glass into a “gather” of molten glass. You will then twist, pull, and stretch the glass, using tweezers to manipulate the color, creating the captivating design at the center of your globe. A second dip into the furnace (aka "a gather"), will encase the inner layer of color with molten glass, adding depth and allure. Finally, using a specialized tool known as the block, you'll meticulously shape and smooth the glass to achieve the perfect rounded orb. Many find the experience to be truly meditative, providing a serene and tranquil atmosphere from start to finish.

You will make one meditation globe per ticket purchased. If you would like to make more than one, you are welcome to purchase an additional ticket. Or come back again; our classes are repeatable!

We offer a $12 guest ticket which must be purchased if you'd like to bring a guest to watch your class, or if you don't want to make a product, but would like to watch the class from the "audience". Everyone in attendance MUST purchase either a class ticket or a guest ticket. This allows us to prepare the space accordingly. When purchasing a guest ticket, please put the desired class date and time in the notes.

 

YOUR CLASS TICKET PURCHASE INCLUDES...

  • The materials, tools, and instruction to make ONE meditation globe per class ticket. 
  • A live glassblowing demonstration from one of our class instructors. 
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of our glass studio and Batch Gallery, where you’ll learn more about our successful working art studio and the glass-making process.
  • A coupon for 20% off all items in our gallery. This coupon can only be used on the day of your class or the day when you pick up your class product (if you choose to pick up your finished product in-person).

 

RULES & WHAT TO EXPECT

  • You must be at least 16 years old to participate in our classes. However, those under 16 years old are welcome to purchase a guest ticket and watch the class.
  • Closed-toed shoes are required and we suggest that you wear cotton, as it will be hot in the shop.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork, meet the other students, and browse the gallery.
  • Classes are typically 1 to 1.5 hours long. However, the duration may vary depending on the intensity of the project and class size.
  • This is an entry-level class. No prior experience is necessary!
  • Before you can take your beautiful glass creation home, it must cool from 1200°F to room temperature. Once completely cooled, your glass keepsake is ready for pickup from our studio OR we offer free shipping directly to your home if you live in the United States.
  • A more detailed overview of what to expect can be found by visiting our FAQ page!

 

CHOOSE A DATE AND BOOK YOUR CLASS

Before buying, please review our class policies - when you make a purchase, you're agreeing to all our policies and procedures.

 

QUESTIONS? JUST ASK US!

All of our policies and FAQs can be found HERE! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us HERE! 

 

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Want to watch our glassblowers work their magic? Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for experimental glasswork, satisfying short clips, and all things glassblowing!

You definitely don't want to miss an episode of our weekly Youtube Live show, The Gathering Point, that happens every Tuesday night at 6:00 pm, EST.  Prizes, shenanigans, and fun times will be had by all when watching this show!

 


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