A state-of-the-art studio for working with hot glass
HOT SHOP FEATURES
Two 300 lb freestanding crucible furnaces
One 20″ brick lined glory hole
One 16″ brick lined glory hole
Three 12″ brick lined glory holes
Multiple front loading & top loading annealers
Rentable lockers for storage
22″ Glory Hole: $76/hr
18″ Glory Hole: $48/hr or $53/hr*
12″ Glory Hole: $38/hr or $43/hr*
Rental rates include clear glass from the furnace, use of marvers, bench, hot torch and bench torch, annealers, and basic hand tools, blowpipes and punties.
*Rate for students who wish to rent time for practice under instructor supervision. Advance reservation & orientation required.Contact Us for Studio Rental
Path to Independence
Our coursework will guide you from novice to Independent Artist in as little as 4 months! Get hands-on on Day 1 to learn the tools and techniques of making your own glass art!UPCOMING CLASSES
Starting at $200/session
Personalized instruction suited to your schedule! Call or email for pricing and availability. Instructors follow our Path to Independence curriculum.Private Instruction Info
Want to just try your hand at glassblowing? You can make an item in the Hotshop! Our Experiences are great for making something you can show off to your friends and family! Come in Monday-Friday, 10:00a-5:00p for a group Experience or try it out at our Third Friday open house!Experience Info
Dan Alexander - Hotshop Manager
Dan Alexander first became interested in glass after watching a glassblowing demonstration in a small studio in Ohio. He found that glass was an intriguing material that he had to experience first-hand. This inspired Dan to take his first class with George Kennard at The Corning Museum of Glass Studio.
Immediately he was hooked. He found the fluid nature of the material, intense heat, and concentration required to make glass to be extremely alluring. After that Introduction to Glassmaking course Dan knew this was a craft he wanted to master.
After receiving his BFA in Glass Art from Kent State University, Dan traveled the world working with many internationally recognized studios and artists, including the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and for glassblowing maestro Davide Salvadore in Murano, Italy.
Currently, Dan is the Hotshop Director for Third Degree Glass Factory. Dan always strives to push the possibilities and boundaries of the process by making large vessels, objects with intricate details, and using an array of unique color applications. You can find his art in museums, galleries and private collections across the globe.