Intro to Glassblowing: Seeing Shapes in the Clouds

June 8th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Roxana de Leon |

Looking out into the sky, the clouds float by in all their soft, lumpy glory. Abstract shapes made of natural elements and sun rays shining through them allows our minds to imagine all kinds of entities. The wonder of cloud watching will inspire the transformation of molten glass through the power of human breath into ethereal creations. Students will start by bending and twisting copper wire into a cage that will act as the constraint for the expanding glass. Then students will be shown how to gather the glass from the furnace and how to prepare a bubble within it before finally inflating the shape to completion. In this class, students can expect to expand their mind's eye with a playful approach to design and form.

What to Expect: Students will work together and learn to manipulate molten glass (2000 degrees). Safety, color application, and tools will all be covered in a fun and exciting environment. The hot shop is a loud studio, and can get quite warm. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to ages 14 and up.

Pick-up: The glass needs to cool down overnight, so the students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work. 

Class Schedule
  • 1 Session: June 8th
    Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Staff, Instructor

Roxana de Leon

Roxana is a 90s baby born in Mexico, raised chaotically throughout the North Americas, and currently working from NYC. Chasing the thrill of a well-made piece of art, she seeks to delight the eye through often figurative and colorful works. Training in fine arts on top of a life-long revelry in wacky mixed media practices combine to form her style and sensibility. 

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