Make Your Own Glass

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November 14 to February 28
Age Restriction: 
all ages

Stay warm this winter making your own Snowperson from molten glass. Open to all ages, this experience allows you to work with hot glass up close, while staying on the cool end of the glassblowing iron at all times. You’ll start by choosing the glass colors you want to use, and then partner with our professional glassblowers to create your unique glass snowperson. Using The Studio's new alternate inflation device, instead of traditional mouth blowing, you will help shape the snowperson by providing and controlling airflow into the blowpipe by stepping on a foot pedal as the glassblower guides the glass with special tools. After your snowperson is shaped, it is removed from the blowpipe, a glass hat is added and it is placed in an oven to begin an overnight slow cooling process. Glass snowpeople are ready for curbside pick up 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.

To ensure the health and safety of guests and staff, both parties will be required to sanitize their hands before entering the workshop. All participants must wear a face covering for the duration of the project with no exceptions–even if they have provided medical documentation that exempts them from wearing a face covering for their Museum visit. The workshop floorplan has been adjusted to comply with social distancing guidelines, spacing workstation 6-feet apart, limiting room capacity and adjusting session times to be 15 minutes per project.

Curbside Pick Up Instructions

Congratulations – you made glass! Now it’s time to pick it up. Please come to The Studio between the hours of 11:30 am–5:00pm.  Due to increased sanitation protocol, projects can not be picked up between 2:30 - 3:00 daily. You’ll see designated parking spaces in front of the building where you made your project. 

When you arrive, give us a call at 607-426-9022.* If you choose to have your project handed directly to you, please wear a mask. If you’d like to go completely touch-free, just pop your trunk and we’ll place your package inside. When you get home, show us your creation! Take a selfie with your artwork and tag us #IMadeGlass!

Please note: Pick up traffic is highest between the hours of 11:30–2 pm. If you call and we don’t answer, we may be assisting another guest. Please wait a moment and call us back – we’re excited to get your project to you!

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