The Fire Within

July 11th - July 15th
Aya Oki |

Glass is a very unique material compared to other craft materials. You cannot touch the glass directly, the glass will respond better if you are consistently practicing, and it takes time to master the techniques. On the other hand, you can use your own original ideas, tools and processes to create unique work that is less reliant on standard processes. Traditional techniques are necessary to begin to play with glass, so this class will include basic introductions to traditional glassblowing and safety in the studio, while allowing exploration into your interests through experimental processes. The value of your work is not only in the beauty of the material, but in the process you and the material weave together. Why not take this time to get to know yourself?

What to Expect: This class content will be experimental, and the instructor will encourage students to play with the glass material and listen to their interests. Technique is important, of course, but the focus of this course is to discover new aspects of glass that can continue to be pursued in the future. While experimenting, expect failures alongside successes. 

Students will work in teams in the studio. Class will be split between demonstrations, group projects, conversations, and student work time. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Additional work time for intensive students: Students will also have access to additional hours in the glassblowing studio, without instruction, on Wednesday - Saturday from 1pm-4pm. 

Eligibility: Open to all levels, ages 14 and up. 

Pick-up: The glass needs to cool down overnight so the students may have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work from the final day of class. Please plan accordingly.

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
  • 5 Sessions: July 11 — July 15
    Tuesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Aya Oki

Aya Oki is a Japanese artist based in San Bernardino, California. Her technique of glass blowing is intended to express the true charm of glass. Her personal approach is born…

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