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Mold-Blown Gem Ornament

May 27 to January 8
Age Restriction: 
age 10 and up

Inspired by the world famous Koh-i-Noor diamond, a glass replica of which is on display as part of CMoG’s 2022 Special Exhibition Past | Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass, the Make Your Own Glass Workshop is once again offering our Gem Ornament. Open to ages 10 and up, this very special experience allows you to work with hot glass, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing iron at all times. You’ll start by choosing a transparent glass color to use for your gem. You'll then partner with our professional glassblowers to create your gem. You will be controlling the flow of air using a foot pedal operated compressed air system to inflate molten glass as the glass maker shapes the bubble and places it into a gem shaped mold. The gem is then removed from the blowpipe and our glassblower will add a glass loop to the top. Your piece is then placed in an oven to begin an overnight slow cooling process. Gem ornaments are ready for pick up after 12:00pm the following day or may be shipped for an additional fee within the U.S. and Canada.

Spots fill quickly, booking your experience online before your visit is recommended.

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