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Blow Your Own Paperweight


Enrichment Adult / Arts -
2122 Fall

If you’ve never tried glassblowing before, it can be intimidating at first. After all, you’ll be dealing with large furnaces with temperatures that reach over 2000 degrees! We’ve designed this class with the beginner in mind so that anyone can experience the art for themselves, no matter their skill level. A paperweight is a perfect project for first-timers to try out glassblowing.

Under the guidance of an instructor, students will experience how glass is manipulated and formed into a simple shape. Creating a glass paperweight teaches the fundamentals of gathering, coloring, shaping and transferring the piece off of the blowpipe.

Wear closed toe shoes, cotton clothing you can get dirty, and dress in layers as the studio can get quite warm. 

Please note: You will need to return at a later date to pick up your finished work.


Students ages 12-15 must register with an adult.  All student under 18 must have a parent present to sign waiver.

Bryce Borkhuis

Bryce has been a glass blowing instructor at Vandalia Glassworks for 3 years now. His hobby in glass quickly turned into a career, and he now enjoys teaching people of all ages and skill levels about the unique art form. 

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Vandalia Glassworks
Saturday, Nov 13
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Min Age   10 yr.

Full - waiting list


$ 80.00
per person