Cold Shop Love Affair

July 12th - July 16th
Celeste Wilson, Chris Duffy |

Sometimes the cold shop is thought of as akin to detention; where one is made to go when things in the hotshop or casting oven haven’t gone right. This class will introduce you to the cold shop in a new way, as a place that has its own set of potentials that can expand your total glass vocabulary. Through demonstrations, hands-on work, and discussions about the minutiae of cold working processes, students will come to understand and love the cold shop. Topics will include creating facets, lenses, and surface treatments, as well as engraving and polishing techniques which are powerful tools for your glass toolkit. Additionally, the class will cover tool-crafting for hand shaping processes and thinking through tricky cold shop problems. Once comfortable and familiar with the cold shop, creativity, improvisation, technical inventions, efficiency of movement and process, all become possible. 

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. Our top priority is keeping our community safe. At UrbanGlass, masks are still required for all ages 2 and older (we recommend a KN95 or KF94 mask). Temperature checks continue at the security desk when entering through the Rockwell entrance. We ask that if you were recently directly exposed to COVID-19 and are awaiting test results that you do not come to class, and we will work with you to find another class placement or refund you the class fee. Current policies are subject to change based on additional information, including the city's new alert levels page.

Class Schedule
  • 5 Sessions: July 12 — July 16
    Tuesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Celeste Wilson

Celeste Wilson received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA at Brooklyn College. Her work lies at the intersection of process, material, and deconstruction. Recent…

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Chris Duffy

Mostly known for mixed media sculpture often involving glass, Christopher Duffy is part dedicated craftsman and part cultural dilettante. He has lived in New York City since 2006 in Brooklyn and or Queens. 

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