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Business in the Making

July 31st - August 21st

This course is for the glassmaker looking to begin their own business or launch their own brand of products, whether it be tabletop, lighting, or design objects. We will cover business entity formation, business plan and branding exercises, as well as basic accounting practices, pricing and developing marketing strategies. Whether you already have a product in mind or are in the process of developing one, we will go through the steps involved in making and launching a viable product. Please come prepared to brainstorm and participate as a group. Personal exercises outside of class will be necessary.

This is a virtual class taking place online via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration with further instructions for accessing the class.

3 sessions plus a 1 hour Q&A on the 21st.

Class Schedule
  • 4 Sessions: July 31 — August 21
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Susan Spiranovich and Adam Holtzinger are the founders of KEEP, a Brooklyn-based lighting company. The two met at the Cleveland Institute of Art where Susan graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and Adam with a BFA in Glass.

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