Elements Glass – Glassblowing School

Learn the Art of Glass Blowing

Few experiences compare to breathing life into hot glass, melting color into form, and shaping molten liquid into durable art.

Glass blowing is exciting! Students with no previous experience can learn the skills to explore their creativity and discover their artistic side. Experienced students use Portland’s hot shop to transform their ideas, designs, and techniques into art that expresses the full range of their creative ability.

Beginning 1

October 7th, 2014 -November 25th, 2014 6-9 pm (Tuesday)

Elements Glass School

Introduces students to hand-blown glass, building strong fundamental skills through the use of all tools. Projects include paperweights, cups, bowls, plates and vases.


Beginning 2

Dates to be determined

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Builds upon the skills, techniques, and forms from the ‘Beginning 1’ class, with an in-depth study of the vase form and adding color. More advanced techniques such Swedish feet and handles are also added to the basic forms.

Cost: $800

Intermediate 1

Date TBD

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Develops cane work skills and techniques. Students practice cane work on intricate plates and vessels, in addition to advanced color techniques and bubble construction.

Cost: $800

Cane & Class

September 9th, 2013 – October 28th, 2013 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Tuesday)

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This class will develop students’ skills in cane work techniques as well as different vessel work. Students will learn how to pull and cut their own cane to use with different vessel forms. Advance cane techniques will be taught such as zanfrico can if students are interested. Cane will first be taught to be picked up out of a mold and then from a pastereli.

Cost: $800

Murrine Class


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This class will will cover how to make different style of murrines. Pulling murrine in lengths and chopping them into sections. Picking up the murrine off the pastoreli and blowing the blowing ito different forms.

Cost: $800

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS for 8 week classes

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Elements Glass takes a significant investment in preparation for classes. Vacancies due to cancellations can be difficult to fill even for classes with waiting lists. We charge cancellation fees to offset the cost of these vacancies. If you cancel your enrollment thirty days before the first day of class, you will receive a refund of total fee. No refund will be made if you cancel less than thirty days before the first day of class or if you drop out of class during the session. Elements Glass reserves the right to cancel the enrollment of any student if, in the opinion of Elements Glass, the student’s behavior is dangerous or unacceptable in a school community.

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