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Vino Tappo - a bottle stopper class *
Vino Tappo - also great for oil and vinegar bottles *
The Vino Tappo is an original product and class brought to you by the founding creators of the Glass Academy. Designed to ignite your creativity and leave you with a functional handcrafted glass piece, this class promises an unforgettable experience!
From a molten glass blob to a beautifully shaped bottle stopper, you'll discover the magic of transforming raw materials into a functional work-of-art. With the use of a fundamental tool called the marver, you will skillfully incorporate vibrant pieces of colored glass into a "gather" of molten glass. You will then twist, pull, and stretch the glass, using specialized tweezers, to shape your creation while simultaneously creating a mesmerizing design within your bottle stopper.
This is an entry level class, so no experience is necessary for this fun and unusual experience! We supply all the tools, color, and materials.
Each ticket purchase includes:
The materials, tools, and instruction to make ONE bottle stopper. All you need to bring is a great attitude and a willingness to have fun!
A tour of our glass studio and BATCH Gallery. This is a behind-the-scenes tour of a successful working art studio. You’ll learn more about the glass making process and find out what makes our studio unique.
A live glassblowing demonstration from one of our class instructors.
A sneak peek into the various classes, shows, and events we have throughout the year and a special invitation to our Customer Appreciation show this July.
A discount of 20% off ALL items in our gallery, including seasonal items like pumpkins and ornaments and our famous drinkware. The discount is valid only on the day of your class and/or the day you pick up your product.
You will make one bottle stopper per class. 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,if you'd like to bring a guest OR if you want to join the class from the "audience". Everyone in attendance MUST purchase a class or guest ticket. This allows us to prepare the space accordingly. Please put the day and date of your class in the notes.
🔥What to Expect🔥
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 experience is necessary!
Before you can take your beautiful glass creation home, the glass must cool overnight 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.
Closed-toed shoes are required and we suggest that you wear cotton, as it will be hot in the shop.
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!
As a small, family-owned business we have been honored to provide hundreds of customers with countless, unforgettable experiences at the Glass Academy.
Note: You must be at least 16 years of age to participate in this class!
Questions? Just ask us!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us HERE!
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