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North Carolina Glass Center


140C Roberts Street

Asheville, NC 28801



North Carolina Glass Center is dedicated to education, exploration, and collaboration in all forms of glass. NCGC is a non-profit, public access, glass studio and gallery providing a space for everyone who is inspired to learn. Whether you are a student touching glass for the first time or an experienced maker looking to refine your skills, we have a space for you. We provide a warm, positive, safe environment to explore your creative side and experience a material that can be transformative. Educational options range from 30-minute workshops to full 8-week courses in both our hot and flame shops.

Our low-cost shared studios are available to rent for individuals or groups. And our gallery showcases the finest work from undiscovered to established glass artists in Western North Carolina.

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Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency


3435 Rupprecht Way

Saugatuck, MI 49453




Ox-Bow is an art school and residency program that offers glass courses and studio time for beginning to advanced students. Students work closely alongside artists from across the country with world-class instructors. The courses range in focus from the functional to the sculptural; from traditional to contemporary; from representational to conceptual. During intensive and immersive one & two week courses in our open air studio, students delve deeply into their practices. Ox-Bow is located 2.5 hours from Chicago on a lagoon alongside Lake Michigan. Housing or commuting options are available.


Pittsburgh Glass Center


5472 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15206



The Pittsburgh Glass Center is a public-access school, gallery, and state-of-the-art glass studio dedicated to teaching, creating, and promoting glass art. World-renowned glass artists come here to make glass art. People interested in learning more about glass come here to take a class, explore the contemporary glass gallery, and watch live hot glass demonstrations. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional resources and instruction to expand the skills and knowledge of our students and artists.

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647 Fulton St.

Brooklyn, NY 11217



UrbanGlass is a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create with glass. We foster innovative art, and advance the use and appreciation of glass as a creative medium. UrbanGlass is a comprehensive public-access studio with an extensive education program. Areas of study include hot glass casting and glassblowing, flame-working, bead-making, stained glass, kilnforming and kiln casting, and cold working and mosaics. Classes and private lessons are available to the public throughout the year and offer opportunities for beginners and advanced artists alike. Our state-of-the-art studios are also available for rent, making it easy for students and professionals to continue creating with glass.

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