Solo-blowing: Glassblowing without Friends

June 24th - June 25th
Ellis Dulchin |

Learn to work on your own in this class designed for advanced beginners and intermediate students who wish to become independent in the hot shop. Demonstrations and exercises will focus on strategies to blow simple forms efficiently, drills to practice hand and body coordination, and challenges to speed up the learning process. The use of a blow hose will be introduced and students will leave with a new set of skills that will enable them to come to the studio, make work, and practice on their own. *Blow hose will be provided.

What to Expect: Brief demos will be followed by supervised drills and practice time. Students will leave feeling more comfortable practicing and making basic shapes on their own. Extra attention will be paid to efficiently getting in and out of the bench with a blow hose and the timing and choreography of taking a punty alone. 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 made on the second day of this class. 

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

Class Schedule
  • 2 Sessions: June 24 — June 25
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Ellis Dulchin

Born and bred in Brooklyn, Ellis fell in love with glass taking classes at UrbanGlass while in high school. After attending Tyler School of Art and Architecture he returned to New York, where he splits his time between Urban Glass and his studio in Mountaindale NY. His work focuses on experimentation in pattern and texture, incorporating blown glass and cast metal.

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