Make Your Own Glass

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Suncatcher

Price: 
$23
Type: 
Fusing
Age Restriction: 
age 4 and up

This Make Your Own Glass experience is open to ages four and up. Layering pieces of flat glass and heating them in a kiln oven is called fusing. You’ll start by creating a design using colored frit (small chunks of glass), thin glass strings, and larger glass pieces. Museum staff will provide glass in a variety of colors and shapes for you to arrange in your design. Using non-toxic glue, you’ll secure your design in place, and our professionals will heat the piece in the kiln oven overnight. The glass fuses together to create a single piece of glass. You can create an original glass frame, mirror, sun catcher, or nightlight in this Make Your Own Glass experience. Pieces must cool overnight and can be picked up the next day via curbside pick up, or shipped for an additional fee within the US and Canada.

To ensure the health and safety of guests and staff, both parties will be required to sanitize their hands before entering the workshop. Additionally face masks are required Museum wide. The workshop floorplan has been adjusted to comply with social distancing guidelines, spacing workstation 6-feet apart, and limiting room capacity.  Each workstation can accommodate an individual or up to a group of 4 people making projects or assisting project makers.  Museum staff will individually distribute the supplies needed to create your project. 

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

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–6:30 pm. 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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