Bubbles and Bulbs: Building Your Own Lighting Design

May 8th - June 12th
William Couig, Scot Bailey |

Glass Bubbles and Bulbs come in all shapes and sizes. In this class we’ll explore the intersection of blown glass and lighting while teaching students all the necessary steps to realize their own lighting concept. Together with experienced glass blowers and lighting designers, students will learn the entire design process taking their ideas from the drawing board to glass fabrication to hardware selection and wiring. As we do this, we’ll also discuss the various possibilities and boundaries when combining custom lighting with blown glass forms. Glass and lighting fabrication experience is not required but students should come prepared with a lighting design on the first day (keeping the glass component under 10” in diameter) and be ready to observe the process of interacting with the fabricators. Projects may take the form of ceiling mount, wall mount, table or floor lights, and will use incandescent sockets. Students will also learn the basics of safety, wiring and working with lighting components.

This class has access to Student Hours for the semester, dedicated hours open to student use. Glass processes take practice, so utilize this free time in our studios to learn! For details email Kellie at kelliek@urbanglass.org.

Class Schedule
  • Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: May 8 — June 12
    Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Scot Bailey

Scot Bailey is a furniture and lighting designer based in Brooklyn, NY. After completing a Bachelor of Architecture, he began designing and fabricating custom furniture in California. Scot earned his…

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