Artisans from all categories can be found in Brooklyn. There are bakers, tailors, carpenters, welders, fabricators, fashion designers, artists, and other specialists of all kinds throughout the neighborhood. Among those many artisans, you’ll find multiple glass blowing experts.
Have you ever thought about learning the art of glass blowing yourself? Well, if you have then you’ll be thrilled to hear that there are multiple businesses that specialize in teaching Brooklyn residents how to create one of a kind glass-blown items.
Here are three of the best places to learn glass blowing in Brooklyn!
The helpful staff at Brooklyn Glass is ready to teach you how to create your own glass masterpieces. This combination educational resource/studio/fabrication facility offers an array of classes from beginner to moderate to advanced.
If you would like to see if glass blowing is really something you would like to pursue, enroll in their popular one-day glass blowing workshop. After that, you can choose to pursue other one-day workshops or jump into their eight-week courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced glass blowing. Private lessons are also available.
Would you rather be an observer than an active participant? Then you can watch an expert glass blower practice their craft during one of Brooklyn Glass’ frequent “Hot Glass Cold Beer” events. Or, if you’re a glass blower looking for a studio to hone their craft and make new items, Brooklyn Glass’ studio is available for private rentals. And, Brooklyn Glass can even create custom items via its fabrication services.
Celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, Urban Glass is a non-profit organization that was founded by three art school graduates who were interested in inviting Brooklyn residents to discover the joy of using glass creatively.
In addition to supporting hundreds of working artists each year, Urban Glass also serves the public through its educational programs. Classes are available for all ages and skills levels, including introductory courses and master classes for professionals. Scholarships, youth programs and community programs are also offered by this local educational resource.
Owned and operated by Kevin Kutch and Mary Ellen Buxton, Pier Glass is known for its wide-selection of original hand-blown glass pieces created by these partners. Visitors will marvel at the elegant vases, bottles, bowls and other items on display and for sale. Kevin and Mary Ellen also perform repairs on glass items to rescue and restore them for customers.
In addition to their studio, store and repair services, Kevin and Mary Ellen also offer private glass-blowing lessons for interested individuals and groups. During these classes, you’ll learn this challenging art from two of the leading experts in the glass blowing world.
Life in Brooklyn is incredibly eclectic. There are so many different things to do and so many wonderful people to meet. And you can experience these things every day when you make your home at 363 Bond Street.
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