Sunday, November 9, 2014

Make a Blown Glass Ornament!

Make a Blown Glass Ornament!
Every Saturday November 15th. through December 13th
Call 207-664-0222 to register-you will be scheduled to arrive during a one hour time slot.

Age Restriction 
14 years or older under 18 accompanied by an adult.
This experience allows you to work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing equipment at all times. You’ll start by choosing the glass colors you want to use in your ornament, and then partner with our professional glassblowers to create it. You will shape the ornament by blowing air through the moving blowpipe as the glassblower guides the glass with special tools. After you and the glassblower have shaped your ornament, it is removed from the blowpipe, a glass loop is added and it is placed in an oven to begin an overnight slow cooling process. Ornaments are ready for pick up the following week or may be shipped for an additional fee within the US and Canada.

Call 207-664-0222 to register-you will be scheduled to arrive during a one hour time slot.
When you get to our hot shop, please check in at the front counter. There you will receive some information on color choices and we will verify any payment info you may have given us to reserve your spot.
You can expect to spend at least an hour in the shop, as we make our way to your turn. Making a blown glass ornament is a swift process. The glass maker must work with the blower (you) to both expand the glass to it’s largest and thinnest capacity while also squeezing it to create the very smallest of openings at the crack off point of the blow pipe. By it’s very nature making an ornament happens quickly but it is so memorable and dramatic! It’s the perfect introduction to how hot glass works. We are really looking forward to sharing this with you.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October Blown Glass Pumpkin Parties

Saturdays In October 10am-3pm

Come in to the Blown Glass Pumpkin Patch
25 Pine Street Ellsworth Maine
Watch Ken and Linda and other Local glass Blowers Create blown Glass pumpkins right before your very eyes! The Studio of Atlantic Art Glass will be turned into a glass pumpkin patch as the molten glass is pulled from the furnace, blown and hand formed on the end of a blowpipe. The making of a blown glass pumpkins charms visitors of all ages. The warmth of the fiery arts puts a new spin on fall color, and the gallery will be filled with autumn inspired work for sale. there will be cookies and apple cider too!
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Beginning glassblowing classes start January 2015

Beginning Glass Blowing
January 3rd - January24th
Saturday Mornings 10-2
18 years or older (14-17 years must have instructor and parental permission)

This course is designed for beginners. Emphasis is placed on learning the basic skills necessary to complete simple blown vessels. Class time is divided between demonstrations and supervised work time with individual attention for each student. No glass working experience is required. This is a four week course meeting once each week for four hours. Registration is on a first come first served basis, as class sizes are limited.
Instructor: Linda Perrin, "A hot glass class in the middle of the winter is a bohemian vacation!"
Full payment is expected by the first session. Call 207-664-0222 to sign up.