Next Steps: Using Bottles to Enhance Your Skills

March 7th - March 8th
Jason Bauer, Romina Gonzales, Paul Spraos |

Bottle glass is notoriously hard to work with in the hot shop because it is formulated to be stiff and simply take on the form of its original mold. But the same qualities that make it so difficult can be used to great advantage by anyone who wants to get better at using studio glass in the hot shop. This intermediate class will demonstrate, and give you an opportunity to practice, a number of techniques that are easy to do on your own and will sharpen your skills.

Students will start with beer, water, and wine bottles and re-shape them into a number of different forms. On the first day, we will work from the base of the bottles, then advance to collaring the neck so we can blow into the shapes. Our focus will be on working hotter and more efficiently, reading the heat, papering, marvering, jacking, and trimming.

If you have some experience with hot glass and want to improve or try an alternative way of working, this is the class for you!

This class is offered as part of the Next Steps series, a group of weekend hot shop classes designed to focus and expand students’ skills. Take multiple Next Steps weekends to gain access to student hours. Contact for more information. 

Class Schedule
  • Weekend | 2 Sessions: March 7 — March 8
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jason Bauer

Jason Robert Bauer (b. 1986) is an American born, New York based multidisciplinary artist. His work exists as an ongoing exploration of mindful processes and technical challenges to create mental…

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Romina Gonzales

Romina Gonzales (b. 1989) is a New York based, Peruvian interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, video, installation, writing and performance. Her work addresses issues of social construction, identity, politics and…

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Romina Gonzales