Pipe Dreams: The Fundamentals of the Glass Pipe

September 12th - October 17th
Ben Barocas |

Over the last 30 years glass pipes have become a major outlet for creative expression in glass flamework.  Like many other glass objects it’s a beautiful meeting of form and function.  In this class I will not only introduce you to creating the classic shapes such as chillums, spoons, sherlocks, hammers, and even waterpipes, but we will also discuss some of the color and patterning techniques involved in stepping your pipes up to the next level.  Bring your curiosity, ideas, and questions!  Previous hollow flameworking experience is required.  

What to Expect: Flameworking requires a little practice at heat control with the torch to create successful pieces. After demonstrations, expect to make some successful objects in this class, and a couple failures, while gaining more confidence and skill in the studio. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: Previous hollow flameworking experience is required. Open to ages 21 and older

Pick-up: The glass needs to cool down overnight each week, 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
  • 6 Sessions: September 12 — October 17
    Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Ben Barocas

Ben Barocas has been lampworking borosilicate glass since 2002.  Over the years he has exhibited in solo and group shows in Ruckus Gallery, Stoked Gallery, Long Island Glass, Made Gallery, Sherlocks Glass, 1 Percent Gallery, and many more.

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