A Place for Creativity and Learning!

Our studio is excited to bring the fascinating experience of glassblowing to the Capital Region area of New York! 
Our workshops will bring unforgettable and personal hands-on glass making experiences to our guests.

*Each Workshop is private (a guest may be in the studio with you observing) hands-on, one-on-one workshop . No experience is necessary.*

Special Limited Edition Workshops!

*Each Workshop is private (a guest may be in the studio with you observing) hands-on, one-on-one workshop . No experience is necessary.*

These workshops are available beginning Sunday, 1 March-Tuesday, 31 March. 

Easter Hoppier

No bunny could make your Easter hoppier! Come make your very own adorable, solid, sculpted Easter Bunny!

No bunny could make your Easter hoppier! Come make your very own adorable, solid, sculpted Easter Bunny!

  • All bunnies will have 2 colors (one opaque, one translucent) ONLY and will be made with this special marbleized pattern. Dorian will carefully guide Dragons while picking colors.
  • This is a private (a guest may be in the studio with you observing) hands-on, one-on-one workshop with Dorian.
  • The cost is $80.00
  • This workshop is for ages 15+
  • No experience is necessary.
  • This workshop is approximately 30 minutes long.
We’re so egg-cited!

 Come make this incredible inedible solid glass Easter Egg!

  • All Eggs will be made with this special feathered color application. You can pick the colors. 
  • This is a private (a guest may be in the studio with you observing) hands-on, one-on-one workshop with Dorian.
  • The cost is $55.00
  • No experience is necessary.
  • This workshop is approximately 30 minutes long.
They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but what does that mean for babies born that month?

 It’s unscientific, but observable that March babies have great timing.

Their birthdays coincide with the return of spring every year, symbolizing rebirth and renewal. March babies are Pisces if they’re born between March 1 and 20, and Aries from March 21 through the end of the month. Pisces are known for “optimistic ambition and determination,” while Aries are said to have “fiery and passionate dispositions.” Daffodil is your birth flower and your birthstone is Aquamarine. Aquamarine gets its name from the color of the sea; symbolizing purity of spirit and soul. March babies, come make this special limited edition March Aquamarine Birthstone Ornament. 

  • This is a private (a guest may be in the studio with you observing) hands-on, one-on-one workshop with Dorian.
  • No alterations can be made in Birthstone Ornaments’ shape, texture or color.
  • The cost is $65.00 
  • No experience is necessary.
  • This workshop is approximately 25 minutes long.
Do you hate leaving your rings on the counter/vanity when you are washing dishes or showering?

 Well, we have the perfect solution for you! A Ring Holder! Apart from being functional art, this is also a great giftable for the ladies in your life! 

  • This is a private (a guest may be in the studio with you observing) hands-on, one-on-one workshop with Dorian.
  • The cost is $40.00.
  • No experience is necessary.
  • Appropriate for age 15 and up
  • This workshop is approximately 20 minutes long.
  • You will pick two color variations of the SAME color in this workshop.
Add a little light to your life
 
With this Tea Light Candle Holder (we are showing it with a slightly larger candle so you can tell what it is)
  • This is a private (a guest may be in the studio with you observing) hands-on, one-on-one workshop with Dorian.
  • The cost is $55.00.
  • No experience is necessary.
  • This workshop is approximately 30 minutes long.

These workshops are available beginning Monday, 9 March-Monday, 4 May. 

We believe in Carly’s mission

so much that it gives us great pleasure to work with https://lemonaids.org You will have the opportunity to make that specially designed cup made by Dorian for Carly. We are calling this the Carly Lemon Cup! In Carly’s words, age 8, “After my baby sister was born last year with hearing loss, my other sister also was diagnosed a few months later. Now they both wear hearing aids! I learned hearing aids are super expensive and not all kids are able to have them. Kids who can’t hear need to be able to hear if they want to!!! I want to help them hear better. I want every child to be able to own a pair of hearing aids! She originally came up with the idea to do a lemon aid stand, since that required a permit Carly came up with a different plan. To use her love of sewing to design stuffed lemons to sell and help raise funds and raise awareness on behalf of her sisters and other kids like them.”

**🍋We will be donating $15.00 to Lemon-aids and each Dragon will receive a lemon, hand sewn by Carly, when you do this workshop!!!!🍋** How AWESOME IS THAT?!? C’mon, Dragons! Let’s turn some lemons into Lemon-aids! 💛

  • This is a private (a guest may be in the studio with you observing) hands-on, one-on-one workshop.
  • The cost is $80.00.
  • No experience is necessary.
  • This workshop is approximately 30 minutes long.
Past Special Limited Edition Workshops Gallery!

No Limits To What You Can Learn!

NO EXPERIENCE? NO PROBLEM! In the workshops below, we offer a private hands-on glassblowing experience. You will work with your instructor, who will help you create your very own work of art. You choose your workshop, glass colors, and then we will guide you through the step by step process of bringing your piece to life.

  • These workshops are available year round
  • Workshops are by reservation ONLY
  • Workshops must be paid at the time of reservation and are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Workshops may last anywhere from 20-45 minutes
  • You must arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your workshop
  • Workshops are for ages 7-100+
  • One guest per project
  • All workshops require a 24 hour cooling cycle and may be picked up 48 hrs after your workshop or may be shipped directly to you at a flat rate of $25
  • Pieces WILL NOT be held past 14 days. Abandoned pieces will become property of Howe Glassworks
  • No loose fitting clothing
  • Closed-toed shoes required
  • Want to personalize your piece? Engraving is available for an additional $10 (free engraving is available for the heart paperweight and ruffle bowl)

Workshops

RUFFLE BOWL
$150 (Ages 10+)
 BUBBLE BOWL
$125
FLOWSTONE VASE
$90
TRADITIONAL VASE
$75
THE WHAT’S ON TOP VASE
$80 (Your Own Design)
FLOWER
$50
TUMBLER
$65
 ROUND PAPERWEIGHT
$50
HEART PAPERWEIGHT
$135
ROUND ORNAMENTS
$50
TEAR DROP ORNAMENTS
$50
WITCHES BALL ORNAMENTS
$65

Programs

You Design it, We Create it!

This educational program is designed to give the children in school, scout, and camp groups the opportunity to see their design brought to life in glass. Our glassblower will randomly choose a picture submitted by your group and that design will be created by our talented gaffer. The person whose design was chosen will have the piece directly shipped to their home. All other children in your group will receive a complimentary Howe Glassworks medallion.

  • Fee for “You Design It, We Create It” Program is $200
  • Drawings should be submitted 7 days prior to demonstration date
  • Fee includes: educational demonstration with narration, glass creation, and glass medallions
  • This program is designed for school-aged children only and limited to school, scout, and camp groups
  • Payment in full due 7 days prior to demonstration date

Click below to download and print the form for each member in your group to draw their creation.

YOU DESIGN IT FORM DOWNLOAD

Cooling Process

IMPORTANT READ, DRAGONS!
(especially as we move into season)

What exactly goes into those great annealer reveals? It’s way more than you think. You just waved good-bye to your flaming hot creation as Dorian quickly whisked it away to the 925°F annealer. We tell everyone that pieces can be picked up the next day after 12p. Now, we wait.

It is now the next morning… you are VERY excited to pick up your piece. We are just as excited. Howe Caverns opens at 10a and we sometimes are greeted by a disappointed Dragon, staring at us with shock and disappointment saying, “but you “open” at 10a, why isn’t my piece ready?”


Dragons, we are going to explain the lengthy morning process that we cannot (and will not) rush. PLEASE read the captions of the following pictures. These are the last touches that ultimately give us your finished masterpieces and your beloved annealer reveal.
“Patience is a virtue.”

Click On The Photo To View The Process

Ashes to Art

This program offers the opportunity to memorialize your loved one or beloved pet in a handcrafted glass creation that you can keep forever. This program is also available even if you are not able to visit the studio in person. Ship us the ashes of your dearly departed, your piece will be made specifically for you with love and respect by infusing the ashes into glass and creating a lasting beautiful memory.

  • Ashes to Art creation fee is $200
  • Payment due in full at the time of order. NO REFUNDS. NO RETURNS
  • Fee includes: glass, color (up to 3), and assisting the artist with your creation (optional)
  • Shape options for Ashes to Art are: heart or orb
  • Free engraving with name, date, and/or quote is available upon request
  • Shipping on any order is $30

Commissions & Custom Orders

Have an idea? We do custom work that fits within your budget. Please direct all inquiries to aprili@howeglassworks.com

Repairs

Repairs are available upon request. Pricing will be dependent on the size of the repair.

Events

Celebrating a birthday?
Want to host a bridal shower?
Have a special event coming up?

To inquire about hosting a special event, please email us at reception@howeglassworks.com.

It’s Amazing To Just Watch!

DORIAN ORDYNE – Director/Artist

Dorian discovered her passion for creativity at a very young age realizing that artistic expression brought her immense amounts of joy. She spent most of her childhood exploring many different mediums such as: dancing, painting, drawing, and pottery.  Her passion for glass began in her hometown of New Orleans where she saw glassblowing for the very first time at the New Orleans Glassmaking and Printing Company.  In 2014, Dorian decided to pursue a career in glassblowing. Under the tutelage of several Master Gaffers, Dorian was able to hone her own skills and continue growing as an artist. Now, she has finally found a place she is proud to call home; with us, right here in Upstate New York.

Dorian is our Resident Artist, Master Dragon, and Head Director of Howe Glassworks Studio at Howe Caverns in Howes Cave, NY. Dorian uses all of her training and knowledge to bring the amazing art of glassblowing to the Capital District and share her love of the art with our guests. 

Anissa White –  July – August Guest Artist 

Anissa White found her passion for glassblowing during her undergraduate studies at the Hartford Art School, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After taking her first glassblowing class, Anissa fell in love with a medium that was both challenging and exciting to work with.  Several years of hot glass fabrication classes allowed Anissa to develop a style of work that ranges from intricate flora imagery to functional work including: vases, cups, and various vessel forms.  She brings a playfulness to her forms through exploring color application techniques.  After graduating from Hartford Art School, she spent a year down in South Florida continuing to study both glass and ceramics; refining her own skills as well as teaching classes in both mediums.  Teaching brought Anissa off the bench and onto the floor of the studio where she discovered that instructing students on techniques and forms brought her as much joy as creating her own art work. Anissa is currently working under glass artist, Christopher Gray, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is excited to be able to share her passion for the art of glassblowing with the guests of Howe Glassworks as she continues to grow as an artist.

Pam Newell – Hot Shop Assistant/Apprentice 

 

Get Fired Up! You will love it.

Reserve Your Adventure.
Call Now!

518 296-8900
Or Email Us!

Get Fired Up!
You will love it.

 

Reserve Your Adventure.
Call Now!

518 296-8900
Or Email Us!