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Sat Jul 14, 2012
2:00PM - 4:00PM
East Side Glass Studio
507 Calles St. Austin, TX 78702

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Hot Glass Sculpting

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Did you know that you can cut molten glass with metal shears? This one-of-a-kind hot glass sculpting class provides an experience with a new medium... HOT MOLTEN GLASS! Glass from the furnace begins at 2,200 degrees. From the moment glass leaves the furnace it begins to cool. We can use this cooling to aid in glass sculpting as each cut from the shears will impart texture and depth to the surface of the molten glass.

East Side Glass Studio instructors will gather molten glass on the end of a rod and will assist in turning the molten mass at a work bench where you will snip, snip, snip your way to a unique glass sculpture. Using glass hand tools as scissors to cut and shape the glass, no two will be alike!

After each piece is sculpted, the glass sculptures will be placed in an oven for about 8 hours to slowly cool at a controlled rate.

Your lovely glass objects will be available for pick up Tues. - Sat. from 11 - 6pm at East Side Glass Studio.

*ESGS are neighbors with Hops & Grain Brewery, so come on over before 2 pm to enjoy some awesome beer in their tasting room!

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8 days ago

Austin, TX

it was great fun! as always--

about 6 years ago


Such a fun experience. Cutting molten glass with scissors was something I never thought I would do, but so glad I did!

about 6 years ago

Austin, TX


about 6 years ago

Austin, TX

So excited for this!

about 6 years ago

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Leigh_and_shara Leigh and Shara
Leigh Taylor Wyatt and Shara Funari are the owners of East Side Glass Studio, located at the end of East Sixth Street in the thriving east side art scene. The studio is open to the public with opportunities for community involvement and education. ESGS will provide a safe and professional environment for artists and individuals to utilize the medium of hot glass. Live demos, Blow Your Own Ornaments and Hot Glass Cold Beer are just a few events they will be offering.