Level Up: Intermediate Glassblowing

December 14th - December 15th
Liesl Schubel |

Looking to make the next step to level up your glassblowing? Interested in moving quicker, turning smoother, and navigating new shapes with confidence? This drill-based class will help you improve your foundational skills and move beyond beginner basics. We will work on establishing the right proportions from the start, turning smoothly, moving in and out of the bench efficiently (and with some style), and anticipating the right steps to achieve your desired forms efficiently. This class will largely focus on drills, so expect to go home with new skills and confidence over a plethora of glass. 

What to Expect: This class requires previous glassblowing experience. You should feel comfortable gathering, moving through the steps of making a cup, and know how to make a punty. Glassblowing is a team sport, expect to improve both your glassblowing skills as a gaffer (working on your own piece) and as an assistant. This class is drills based, expect to leave with improved skills but not necessarily a lot of objects. There will be room for demonstration requests.  Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: Previous glassblowing experience required. You should have 1-2 years of experience, and feel comfortable gathering and moving through the steps of making a basic cup. Don’t feel ready yet? Check out our more introductory classes to build your skills. 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. 

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
  • 2 Sessions: December 14 — December 15
    Saturday, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Visiting Artist

Liesl Schubel

Studio Residency: 2019

Liesl Schubel was born in Ontario, Canada in 1990. She moved twice while she was young: first to British countryside, then American. Life in England brought Liesl close to her mother’s upbringing, as Canada had done for her father’s. The memories and landscape of these homes hold deep, sustaining importance in Liesl’s life and practice. As a queer woman, an artist, and a city dweller from rural roots, the complexity of home and of familial histories, relationships, and disputes remain a constant source of inspiration in her practice.

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