Intro to Coldworking

October 12th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Andrew Hughes |

This one day workshop is an introduction to coldworking. Students will be familiarized with the major tools in UrbanGlass’ cold shop, including the tile saws, grit and diamond wheels, belt sanders, lathes, polishing wheels, sand blaster, and flex shaft. Techniques without equipment will also be addressed including use of diamond pads and hand lapping. The goal of this introductory session is to learn how to safely and effectively use cold shop equipment and illustrate some of the possibilities of coldworking for finishing, altering, and resurfacing forms. If you have a particular piece you are curious about coldworking or problem solving it, bring it to class and we’ll find solutions.

What to Expect: Students can expect to watch a number of demonstrations and have time to practice coldworking on three objects using different techniques. Tools and materials will be provided. The cold shop equipment can be loud, and all equipment is water fed. Students should wear waterproof shoes, an apron, safety glasses, and ear protection are provided. 

 Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to ages 12 and up.

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

We recommend registering for classes early to reserve your spot! We base materials, and teacher needs off of student enrollment. Early registration not only guarantees your spot in class, but also helps to ensure the class will run. Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled within two weeks of the start date of class. Contact our Registrar of Education, Ari Eshoo, at if you have questions about the class or would like to arrange a payment plan.

Class Schedule
  • 1 Session: October 12th
    Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Andrew Hughes

Andrew is a professional glass maker in Brooklyn, New York, who is constantly amazed by glass's ability to be so many contradictory things at once. 

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