FIRST IN CLASS

Here at Zen Glass we offer many types of learning experiences. For those of you looking for a fun experience you will never forget, sign up with your friends and family for any of our 1 hour workshops.

To really dive in and make strides to become a glass worker we offer an educational approach to the learning process, where you learn how to run the torches, kilns, tanks and form a base for your glass knowledge that will take you to the next level and give you the tools you need to progress at your own pace.

Zen Glass Studio has an 18-year history in teaching lampwork/flamework glass to students young and old. If you are looking to start glassblowing, learn to be an independent artist, rent a torch spot and create your own glass pieces, start with our Beginner Class Flameworked Glass, Private one on one instruction in the hotshop, or the 15-week Glassblower Training Program.

Starting in 2002, students from Eckerd College, were brought in for a semester(sometimes 2) and submerged into the glass studio for a program to learn flameworked glass art. Many of our former students are making a good living and creating a life in glass. We now offer this intensive 15 week class to all who are interested in making a go at being a full time glass artist, in a “full immersion”, “holistic” setting geared to a structured, class like learner.

TESTIMONIALS

What people say about us
Teresa Renfroe

We had such a great time would love to do more great teacher

Debra Krause

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Stephan Hagström

If you are looking for something unique and fun to do for a few hours this was a fun experience.

Would highly recommend.

Sandra Lynn
Eric Lizotte

Such a fun afternoon! Highly recommend!!

Lisa Stoffels Hopper

We had a great time today making our own martini glasses. The owners were friendly and very knowledgeable, so the whole experience was a lot of fun. They also have really nice pieces for sale to accentuate your home. We’d highly recommend going there to anyone looking for something fun and different to do!

Mark Elkin

Josh is a great instructor! He took his time with us and made the session fun. Definitely recommend him and his studio. I have a new found respect for this art. It’s amazing!

Karla Bellido Cirizola

Thanks to KATY and JOSH for making my birthday weekend simply wonderful by going the extra mile!
Mike &Jozette Spina

Michael A. Spina

This was on my husband’s bucket list…super cool experience!!! Definitely recommend & will do again!

Catherine Cook Denninger
Mona Carbone

The class was Lots of fun.

Renee Amstadt Falkner

Bought a session through Groupon, had a great time…I think we might go back!

Diane Groner Kelly

Josh is my wife’s cousin. Amazing man & an amazing artist.

Josh Orender

Awesome experience! Josh and Austin were great. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Hannah Stephens Denley

It was a wonderful experience that we be going back to make more.

Michelle Keener
Courtney Koske

Very friendly, helpful people. Most interesting and we had a great time! Would recommend it as a great addition to your Florida vacation!

Kay C Muehlhausen

Austin was amazing and very helpful. He made the class so much fun. We will definitely return for another

Susie Trudel

Everyone there is friendly and helpful. Love that I get to create something with my bare hands 🥰🥰🥰 its fun

Jen More

Very fun experience. Definitely makes you appreciate the custom glassware you see.

Thomas Larson

My daughter got to work w glass!! So wonderful!!!

Erin Koprevich
Charlotte Coffey

Lots of fun,people friendly and helpful want to do it again

Belinda Baxter

I spent a few minutes with Josh telling him my background and what I wanted to get from the class. He took me through a few ‘basics’ and I was off and running. Fantastic experience and I look forward to coming back the next time I’m in town.

Geof Kozel

Absolutely had the best time making our own pipes! He said that was the most fun he’d had on a birthday! We most definitely will be back!!!

Paige Morton

Absolutely, I had a great time. planning a group to return. Didn’t know what to expect, this totally exceeded anything I thought.

Laure Hartman

Amazing experience! I don’t think it’s possible to have a bad time here

Stacy Tibbetts

Fabulous time, unbelievable great experience! Will definitely be taking another class.

Laurie Fazio Cavalari

We had a great experience here making some wine glasses.

Matthew Mabbitt

Very friendly . Helpful. Awesome studio.

Brooke Awad

Great time with a group of 14!

Danielle Elizabeth Beckmann
Elwood Schnick

My 14 year old daughter has a hobby interest idea, and I am trying to help feed that idea/passion. Joshua was extremely helpful and informative. She will be back.

Michael Lennox

Hard working vision within the craft of art. And dedicated to the community.

Ray Shakes

Awesome workshop and great instruction. Me and my wife loved it.

Christopher Dunn

I 😘You………………………………………

Stephan Hagström

Josh was amazing. very relatable and welcoming from the minute we got there. it was a surprise for me so kinda didn’t know what to do, but he explained and gave us examples and really made it a memory for us. looking forward to our next visit already.

Matthew Dodsworth

Perfect name for this amazing space! Knowledgeable, kind, and fun folks just enjoying everything glass. Check them out, you’ll be happy you did.

Jona Valentine
Pamela Widlak

Josh Poll & David Walker did such an awesome job in honoring my brother! Had some beautiful pendants & a pocket piece made with cremations & some outstanding paper weights too. Can’t put into words what it feels like to have & only know I have felt a definite peace.

Jill Pach-Stanford

Amazing people and atmosphere! If you love glass definitely go check out Zen!

Sherie Means

I had a great time with u guys!
Great class nice people, hope to see you soon again !! From Puerto Rico ✌

Sugey Avila Nieves
Cindy Keene

Something fun and unique to do with the Besties ❤️ The owner and the workers are very helpful?

Dolly O'Conner

Our family had so much fun creating our Glass
Our instructors were great!!
We took our teenage boys ~ the whole family had a great time
Thanks for some rainy day fun!!

Mary-Jo MacDonald Wall

Had a great time with hubby and friends, thanks Austin!

Leigh Ann

Great experience. Austin was FANTASTIC! We just finished less than an hour ago so pics have yet been posted. Highly recommend.

Guy DeFazio
Sandy Bellino

best glass studio in southeast

Al Bo

What a great experience! The guys working there were super kind! Highly recommend!!

Harriette Casteel Carlton

Great vibe love glass art and they are very helpful def will be back

Jacquie Catone

Had a great experience with the staff making champagne flute glasses that we plan to use in our upcoming wedding. Will be going back again!

Mark Senko

Kind hearted education. Welcoming and all around awesome people, hope to spend more time there, so much to learn!

Michael J Salisbury

My cousin Josh is amazing at glass work. Definitely hit him up! 🙂

Katie Orender

Just went to this studio because I had seen an event advertised called nude night. We were expecting artists, a glass blowing demonstration, body paint, and figure model sketching. When we arrived for the event two friendly gregarious staff members greeted us with the unfortunate news that the event had been cancelled. We were disappointed to miss what we had expected, but the friendly lady with blue hair and her jovial coworker were so welcoming and fun we had a good time anyways!

Marlee Gnar

We had such an amazing time at Zen glass studio!! Josh was patient and helpful! We will definitely be back!

Amanda Moore

Feel right at home here…long live zen glass studios

Steven Helms

zen is an amzing place 2 become an artist or just look @ some amazing glass . DAVE & Josh are super skilled and knowledgeable .

Casey Vanmaaren

Awesome night at Zen studios ~ the instructors were kind & very helpful. We’ll definitely be going back! 5*!!!

Michelle Rencher

Austin is a person who is real to the teaching of …” people listen and watch … !”
it was informative and exciting..
Austin was fun and attentive..!
I am attending another appointment..!

Teri Salazar
Mike Dorr

We had a great time today. Staff was incredible and helpful! Thanks

Blair Commons

It was so much fun.. My husband and I had a great time

Tee Richardson
IsthisJohn FromWrecsam

It was an awesome experience. Being that it was my first time I was a little nervous. But luck was on my side because we had Austin helping us and explaining every step of the wonderful process. I was supper happy with my wine glass and so were my friends! Austin rocks !!! Give it a try …. you will not regret this amazing experience ❤️?

Paula Martins-Ogden

Absolutely incredible experience!!! So perfect for date night or company team building…so much fun!!

Mindy Emerson Hunley

OHHHHHH my Gosh, such and amazing experience. Austin, Dave and the other artists were so incredibly awesome!!! This is some things I recommend doing more then once.

Tory Repetti

We had a great experience at Zen Glass! Josh was friendly and patient with us, talking us through the process. We can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend this as a fun activity, date night, birthday celebration, etc! We had no experience at all and we enjoyed ourselves!

Melinda Lloyd

Me an my wife had a blast!👍🏻

Marty Cavalari

Everybody was so nice and helpful. Had a blast. Everybody should try this at least once!

Lisa Rude

My husband and I had a great experience at a wine glass workshop today with Austin. Great way to experience something new and cool on a Sunday afternoon. Our wine glasses are so unique and we can’t wait to drink out of them. Thanks Austin! We will recommend you to all our friends.

Michelle Wheeler

A great place for a cool weekend activity! We had a blast!!

Brendan Hughes

Great introduction to making glass! Staff was very welcoming.

Tomas Gonzalez
April Rose Morningstar

We had an awesome experience making crag beer glasses today, wonderful way to zen out.

Jess Acosta

Enjoyed making my wine glass stem, was a little nervous at first but David was an awesome instructor. Will be doing another work shop

Elva Helmick
David Eppler

zen is an amzing place 2 become an ar7is7 or jus look @ some amazing glass . DAVE @ Josh are super skilled and knowledgable .

Casey Vanmaaren

Highly reccomend this place. Our instructor Dave made it very fun and relaxed. He was very eager to help and answer all our question and gave us enough space to have fun and be silly while providing a safe environment.

Allona Sicotte

It was an awesome experience. Being that it was my first time I was a little nervous. But luck was on my side because we had Austin helping us and explaining every step of the wonderful process. I was supper happy with my wine glass and so were my friends! Austin rocks !!! Give it a try …. you will not regret this amazing experience ❤️🍷

Paula Martins-Ogden

Great atmosphere and very friendly instructors. Much more fun than we thought we were going to have. Thanks Austin!

Jess Whitehouse
Bonnie Izor Ball

What an awesome place, with a super low key, but awesome time!

Amy Schumacher

Great classes!! Great people.I love going here one of my favorites.

Kenneth G Rosenwald II

everyone there is friendly and helpful. Love that I get to create something with my bare hands ??? its fun

Jen More

GREAT TIME. Would do it again in a heartbeat! Great way to learn the art

Joe Dougherty Jr.

I did the make your own wine glass workshop for my birthday, and it was by far the most amazing experience I have had. Austin is an amazing instructor I will definitelybe going back. Thank You!!

LaChrisha Lewis

Awesome!!!!
My husband loved it!!!

Carmen L Green

My boyfriend and I had an amazing date night here! It was so fun. Such a different and exciting date.

Megan Denton Hurt

this place will literally changer your life for the better 🙂

Eric Derouen
Robert Phillips

Super fun!!! The guys were patient with us and very helpful.

Aarika Aj Poland

For two ladies with introverted testing anxiety the Beginner’s Pendant workshop was absolutely wonderful Austin was a great help, always full of bounce and positive encouragement! Thank you for helping our belated birthday celebration go so smoothly!

Sarah Catala
Sean Dunn
Stephanie Bailey

Had a totally awesome time. They were great. We plan to go back for more classes!!! Everyone should try this. Zen Studio rocks!!!!

Sandra LaValley

Great fun place to learn about working with glass

Bonnie Mcc

zen is an amazing place 2 become an artist or just look @ some amazing glass. DAVE & Josh are super skilled and knowledgeable.

Dan Gaede
Johnny Cee

my wife and I had an excellent time creating our own wine glasses! I highly recommend attending one of their classes, great atmosphere with friendly down to earth people.

Dominic Bailey

Austin was a very good teacher and funny. Had a fun and great experience and going to go back to make some more works of art.

James Bonis
AJ Harris

Awesome Place,Great People, I totally enjoyed meeting everyone there.
Awesome Place to learn Glass Blowing.

Robin Terrell
Austin Buchanan

The class was Lots of fun. 😊

Renee Amstadt Falkner

Thanks for accomodating our crazy group today! We had a blast and will be back!!

Paula R. Tripp

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday, awesome experience the instructors were all great, they checked in and were able to guide you in the right direction. I would definitely recommend going here if your looking for something fun and unique.

Ashley Larson

My mother and I took a class with Katy, it was awesome! Thanks Katy!

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Amanda Patrizzi

Great personalized experience. I learned a lot and had a blast. Josh is customer focused, witty and a pleasure to be coached by. I’ll be sharing and encouraging others to signup.

Alan R Weary

The best places in the state for classes, camaraderie, and overall good glass vibes. Knowledgeable, friendly staff and a plenty of bench space. They also have a wonderful gallery full of beautiful work from tons of artists. Zen Glass really is a jewel of Florida.

Travis Tyler

We had a great knowledgable instructor

Marjorie Ann Grilli

My friend and I attended a class today. We had such a great time. David was an excellent teacher. He was very personable and made it so fun! We will definitely be back!

Erin Macdonald

Lots of fun and easy to do. Great teachers, I highly recommend anyone that has any interest in trying this, go for it, you won’t be disappointed .

Christine Chilicas

The owners are wonderful and love teaching.

Lynn Taylor

Awesome! Did the make your own wine glass, can’t wait to see how it turns out! Had a great time!!

Nicole Katsihtis

Absolutely wonderful place to see and try something new! Our family of four had a great experience and would do it again in a heartbeat! My wife and I made wine glasses and our children made their own abstract art. We couldn’t have had a better time! Thank you Dave for an amazing afternoon! We will see you the next time we’re in Florida!

Melissa Burns

Place is simply awesome! Great people over there!!

John Cullen
Brian Longstreth

Great place to take a glass class and a great place to teach one. Some very kind professional people host a myriad of glass opportunities. I will be back!

Fahan Sky McDonagh

What an awesome experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone. So friendly and relaxed. Thank you for a wonderful experience (~);}

Steve Martin

Great place to hang out and melt. I took my wife there for veterans night and she had a blast!!!
If you haven’t already, check it out!

Thomas Boggs

Took a chance on a Groupon for our first visit. Enjoyed it so much we went back a second time. Staff/instructors were really attentive. A fun experience. Highly recommend.

Mark Walther

Thanks so much to Christian for making the ornament workshop so easy! They have some fabulous works of art in their gallery and the service is superb! Can’t wait to see how our hand blown ornaments came out. I’m grateful to Christian for explaining how the color combos might look. Will be back!

Julie Wells

Great time!

Stephanie Ehl

Had such a blast! Staff was friendly! Got awesome one-of-a-kind wine glasses out of it!

Andrea Renee Dale

This was so fun! Austin was great and took so much time with us. I can’t wait to come back and do it again.

Tracy Deanne

Zen glass is an amazing place. My friends and myself went on Saturday and had a blast. Katy and the staff were friendly and very informative. We did the make your own wine glass. Also if you have a chance check out their gallery of work. All of their pieces are simply stunning. I can’t wait to come back.

Kathryn Cochran

Met some cool people at the show in Miami got the big coin from Josh aka Jash. And what a good bunch of salesman Zen had there. Makes me want to learn how to blow glass. Thanks, Josh and Zen btw thanks Jb and thank your girlfriend for the lil cupcake

Lola Cunningham
Jon Adams

zen is an amzing place 2 become an ar7is7 or jus look @ some amazing glass . DAVE @ Josh are super skilled and knowledgable .

Casey Vanmaaren

Just Awesome Thank you to our Teacher Josh my Wife and I Had a Great time.

John Bowen
Sue Regis

My wife and I participated in a pendant workshop on October 15, 2016 with instructor, Katy. It was fun to learn how glass pendants are made and to try to make a few pendants. We were able to practice with combining different colors of glass and also trying to make different shapes. Katy was great as an instructor! I have a lot of respect for the process of glass making.

Mark Lytle

Best family fun experience! Austin and Josh were amazing to work with. Thanks Guys!

Josh Denley

My sister and I made wine glasses.
All the staff were so welcoming and informative. They made sure we had a good experience and made a successful project.
So much fun!
We definitely plan to come take another workshop! Cheers!

Karen Cairns

Austin was AWSOME! We had a blast making wine glasses – so much we signed up for another workshop the following week. I highly recommend this class!
Jill, Wes and Jasmine

Jill Saarela
James Pelt

A great family environment!! Excellent food!! If you looking for great environment and food I would absolutely recommend Zen great restaurant!!

Mika Mila Vucic

We had such a great time, I definitely want to come back and do more!

Kelly Muir
Lourenda Buchanan Cooper

zen is an amazing place 2 become an artist or just look @ some amazing glass. DAVE & Josh are super skilled and knowledgeable.

Tim Keogh

Christian is amazing! My boyfriend and I did the valentines deal and we loved it! We made pint glasses. Can’t wait to pick them up Monday! I would suggest this place to everyone. It’s amazing.

Quinn Bertucelli

So much fun!! And they were so very patient with us. I highly recommend their workshops!

Jacqueline MacNeil
Elyse Scott
Brian Underwood

We had a blast at the studio. Highly recommend taking a glass blowing class.

Brandi Mills

Awesome place!! Great teachers!!

Tricia Hines Jones

Great group of people! Awesome experience!

Melissa Yelle'

Great fun. Instructors have a good sense of humor and patience galore!

Susan Neville

This was such a fun glass. I had a great date day! and our glasses came out great! thank you Austin for making our day enjoyable. definitely coming back! Austin was a great instructor.

Beijo Flor

I went for the wine glass workshop and had a great time. I was solo so I had Josh’s full attention. I created a glass that I will enjoy for many years to come. I also bought a beautiful necklace for my mom’s birthday.

Stacye J. Stewart

Thank you Austin!! We really had fun today!!

Jenifer Bradford Drozky

So much fun! What a wonderful gift for you to have blessed Mother’s Day with! We enjoyed it very much and plan to return again in the future! Thank you!

Patti Monahan

Me an my wife had a blast!??

Marty Cavalari

We had a great time at the studio! They were patient with us and let us get as creative as we could. Definitely coming back!

Angie Molloy Black

Austin was so patient and fun. My mom wasn’t to sure about what we were doing but he put her at ease. We had a blast and made a great memory!!! Thanks Austin!!!

Dana Ritz

Very “cool” actually HOT!!!

Rich Harmon
Jackie Ballard

The person that helped us was awesome, patient, funny and nice. Definitely will be coming back

Alicja J Krzyżanowska

What a freaking blast! My mom bought this experience on Groupon for us (group of 4) and we had so much fun making the stems of our wine glasses! Austin was patient, super helpful, and did an excellent job not only explaining what we should be doing but also entertaining us. 10/10 would go again.

Katelyn Rodocker

Had a great time celebrating my other sister birthday! I highly recommend it and appreciate all of the team. Great gift shop for a unique gift.

Bo Bomar

Awesome! Hubby and I had so much fun playing with glass and fire. Katie was the best with helping us create our glasses. Thank you for offering the workshop.

Robin Rosenbaum

Fantastic experience with Josh Poll. Would highly recommend it! Can’t wait to see my piece.

Sue Rosetti

Cool place…loved seeing how they blow glass up close

April Alexander

Amazing fun!! Had an great time with friends

Denise Coyle

If you are itching for an adventure, look no further! I cannot say enough positive things about this experience. Josh went above and beyond to endure that we felt safe with social distancing, plenty of sanitizer and plexiglass between stations. He is very knowledgeable of his craft and helped us create exactly what we wanted. Already looking forward to our next trip

Kelly Dodsworth

Had a fantastic time making my our beer glass. Looking forward to taking classes

Lynne Weise

definitely recommend for a day out. nice date idea. staff was helpful and sociable! 🙂

Sandy Bhagwandeen Girwar-Nath

AWESOME! So fun and great teaching by Josh and Co

Lisa S Doeshair
Michael Preston

best place in florida to learn glass working

Kevin Tillotson
Joe Wareham

wicked fun and entertaining,

Leo Lamontagne

We attended a wineglass workshop and had a great time. Everyone was very helpful and patient with us while we were figuring things out and soaking in all of the information. It made for a unique and fun girls afternoon out! Looking forward to a “cheers” with our new stemware!

Jennifer Chadwell

Today my work partner in crime and I took our amazing customer service team for a class on pendant and bead making – they had so much fun! Josh & team were so patient with the 4 of us and really let us experiment and explore the artists inside. I was proud of both our girls – Karin and I need more practice heehee. This was 100% an awesome time and highly recommend it!!!

Amy Jo

GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL STUDIO…………..

Haik Kartashian

Lots of fun trying something new. New appreciation for glass blowing!! Awesome time and cool teachers that make it easier and you can’t do anything wrong.

Robert Denninger
Shawn Fugate