LEARN TO BLOW GLASS!
Come learn the Art that has mystified and entranced the world for centuries.
Work one-on-one with one of our highly experienced instructors to make your own glass flower, paperweight, or glass sculpture. This is a one of a kind experience that will leave you with memories to share for generations to come.
No experience necessary
Our one-on-one personal glass experience is designed with the beginning glassworker in mind, while having plenty of room to expand in future sessions. Whether you are an accomplished artist, or someone who has a hard time with drawing a straight line, our workshops are guaranteed to give you a unique experience which will make you feel like DaVinci for the day.
Phoenix Studio and Gott Glass Gallery is committed to continuing to make high quality glass sculpture, as well as bring the art of glassblowing to those eager to learn through our offered workshops. We are making adjustments to occupancy and enrollment limits for our workshops. Workshop participants and studio visitors will be asked to wear Personal Protective Equipment and follow social distancing rules. Our studio has developed new techniques and equipment to allow for safe glassmaking under our current situation, and we have installed "alternative inflation devices" on our workshop stations, based on a design developed by the Corning Museum of Glass.
What's New When Taking a Glass Class?
- All workshop areas will observe social distancing by maintaining a 6 foot distance from workshop area and visitor viewing area.
- Everyone must have a temperature scan when entering the premises.
- Visitor viewing areas will also adhere to social distancing standards by maintaining a 6 foot distance between individual guests.
- Disinfectant will be provided in studio restroom and at workshop bench area. Workshop participants will be required to disinfect themselves prior to beginning workshop. Communal handtools, pipes and punties will be disinfected between each workshop session by the instructor.
- With the use of an "Alternative Inflation Device" (AID); a device developed by Corning Museum of Glass, will allow us to teach glassblowing to individuals without actually using human air to inflate the glass.
What to Wear and What to Expect
- Students are required to wear masks and all visitors are encouraged to do so as well.
- Students are encouraged to bring and wear their own safety glasses or sunglasses while working.
- Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle or beverage of their choice.
- Students must wear close-toed shoes.
- Students must wear natural fiber clothing (cotton, denim, linen, etc.) Absolutely NO synthetic material or blends. No short shorts; however, longer shorts which cover the knee are acceptable. Regular denim jeans are best.
- Tie back long hair. No dangling jewelry.
- Everyone should wash their hands upon arrival and before departure from the studio and practice social distancing.
- Students must practice social distancing whenever possible, except when working with instructor.
"Make Your Own" Experiences are available as our calendar allows. Following CDC guidelines. No experience necessary, ages 7 and up.
Call Justin @ (813) 607-1801 for questions or more information regarding workshops.
**We are currently not offering workshops during the summer months. We take a break from the Florida heat during the months of July and August. We will resume our regular workshop schedule in September. Dates & times for fall workshops have been added to the calendar, available to book online or via phone.**
**Please note** Our Gift Certificates are valid and honored for the period of (1) year from the date of purchase. Our Glassblowing Workshops are offered on the First Friday and First Saturday of every month, with exceptions to be made at the discretion of Phoenix Studio, Inc. During the "summer months" (June, July, August) it is quite possible no workshops will be offered due to the heat and weather of Central Florida during those months. Please sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on when we will be offering our workshops.
Phoenix Glass Studio is located in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of north central Tampa. Susan Gott and Justin Thompson can offer your school group or organization a unique experience with glass. From Elementary School to Adult or Team Building, we can vary our talk or demonstration from simple techniques, to the chemistry glass, history of glass, glassblowing, glass casting and most importantly The Making of Art. We can conduct one-on-one "Make-Your-Own Glass" or offer sit down demonstrations for larger groups. Tour includes demonstrations, tour of the hot shop, cold shop, and gallery.