ST. LOUIS, MO 63108
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An ancient artform in a modern day studio

The Flame Studio

Opened in 2006, our Flameworking studio is the perfect place to create beads and small sculptures in a collaborative work environment! Glass enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome to take classes, watch live demonstrations, and rent time to produce original artwork at competitive rental rates.


Large Stainless Steel Work Table

10 Nortel minor torhes

3 annealers (2 toolbox, 1 Paragon)

State of the art ventilation system

Rentable lockers for storage


Soft Glass torch: $5/hr

Boro torch (supplied by the artist): $8/hr

Rental rates include a reserved torch, propane and oxygen, set of basic tools, 24 hour use of annealers.

Colored glass rods, mandrels, bead release and more are available for sale. 

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Flame Studio Manager - Maximilian Tsimerman

Maximilian Tsimerman holds a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction from Saint Louis University. He specializes in flameworked sculpture, simple yet elegant jewelry, and marbles. He works in both borosilicate & soft glass. He strives to learn everything he can about glass, including how to incorporate techniques from all three studios into culminating projects, how to introduce mixed media and how to experiment with the chemistry and physics of glass.

Max’s first love is ceramics, specifically porcelain wheelthrowing. He has also illustrated numerous comics, designed tattoos, and has published short stories and poetry before diving into the world of glass. Combining character design, illustration, & airbrush with glass is something Max has always wanted to try. He considers himself a lifelong learner and is continuously improving upon his craft.

Max is always ready and willing to take on new challenges. This includes providing flameworking demonstrations (on and off-site), creating custom jewelry and sculpture, and facilitating quality instruction in a productive working environment.

To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, TDGF is Closed

We are closed until 4/22. Read our full statement here:
COVID-19 Response