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Our Private Lessons are designed for the enthusiast looking to learn the ancient art of glassblowing and the hobbyist looking to expand their knowledge and skill set. No prior glassblowing experience is necessary; and all skill levels are welcome. During your lesson(s) you will learn the fundamentals of glassblowing: equipment use, hot shop safety, color application, assistant skills, design and creation.
- $100 per hour for one student
- $150 per hour for a couple
- Lesson fee includes: private instruction, equipment use, glass and color
- Payment in full is due at the time of reservation. NO REFUNDS
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This 10 week, 30 hour intensive course will teach you: the fundamentals of glassblowing, hot shop safety, assistant skills, solid and vessel forms, creation and design.
- Course fee is $1500
- 50% deposit due at the time of reservation, balance due 7 days prior to the first lesson
- If cancellation is made at least 7 days prior to the first lesson, a $200 cancellation fee will be retained
- Course duration is 1- 3 hour lesson a week, for 10 weeks
- Course fee includes: private instruction, use of studio equipment, a signed copy of Beginning Glassblowing by Edward T. Schmid, glass and color for each lesson
**If a 10 week commitment seems like too much, we offer 1 hour private lessons at $100 per hour which you can purchase at your convenience. Glass 101 is designed as a more economical option as 30 hours of Private Lessons would cost $3000.**
Click below to download and print the form for each member in your group to draw their creation.
DORIAN ORDOYNE – 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 started an apprenticeship at Hollywood Hot Glass under the tutelage of Master Gaffer Brenna Baker Brown which deepened her love for the art. Spending countless hours, Dorian has been able to hone her own skills and continue growing as an artist.
Dorian is very excited about her newest adventure and accepting the position of Resident Artist and Head Director of Howe Glassworks Studio at Howe Caverns in Howes Cave, NY. Dorian will use 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 – Guest Artist
Anissa White found her passion for glass blowing during her undergraduate studies at the Hartford Art School, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After taking her first glass blowing 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 glass blowing with the guests of Howe Glassworks as she continues to grow as an artist.