GLASSBLOWER TRAINER PROGRAM

(15-week intensive workshop)

Zen Glass Studios offers of the few programs in the nation for a well-rounded and intensive education in flameworked glass. From solid sculpture techniques, such as jewelry and figurative work to glass blowing hollow forms like vases and pipes you will acquire the essential skill set to blowing lampwork glass. With live demonstrations and hands-on workshops you will learn techniques necessary to practice more efficiently to improve your skills quickly and pave the way to artistic exploration, and subsistence. Project-driven classes give artists an opportunity to use these techniques in creating finished pieces in the course of the program as well as a final project of your own design and subject matter. You will receive a safety guide, introduction packet, and topical handouts throughout the duration of course, therefore, it is recommended that you keep a journal for class notes, project designs and ideas.

Classes are held for 15 weeks, meeting twice a week for 3 hours. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of open studio time on Fridays. This is a great opportunity to practice and reach out to educators for project-specific guidance. In addition, we offer discounted torch rental to all current students at $8.00 per hour.

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Your Glassblower Training Program:

  • 90 hours
  • Course info packet
  • Instructors with 20+ years of experience
  • Tools and materials provided
  • Basic flameworking techniques for solid and hollow sculpture
  • Discounted rental space
  • Classes held in St. Petersburg, FL

Pricing:

  • $2500.00 for 15 weeks in the flameworking shop
  • $250 Optional Materials Fee includes – eye protection, graphite paddle, tweezers, tungsten, graphite rod, graphite plate and text book. These will be your personal tools to use and to keep.
  • Saturday and evening classes can be scheduled to meet your needs.

Contact the Zen Glass team for more information.

TESTIMONALS

What people say about us.

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

Steve Martin
Denean Wetton

Created the cake topper for our wedding. It was a true work of art. What a great studio for unique artwork and custom glass art. Thank you for such great talent

Victor Prince

What a blast!! Have fun and get creative this was worth every penny. We will be back for other classes. Great atmosphere and in a funky neighborhood 😁👍

Connor P

An awesome experience for everyone. My family and I loved everything about it. Everyone there was helpful and patient. We recommend to everyone.

J.M.V

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

Belinda Baxter

We had the best time. Great guys thanks

Tim Crenshaw

We had a great knowledgable instructor

Marjorie Ann Grilli

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

Josh Denley

What a great experience. The staff was so friendly and made it a really fun day learning something new. Would highly recommend checking them out.

Scott Kepler

Matter Craftsman

Cheyenne Jenkins

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

Thomas Larson

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

Michelle Keener

This was an amazing experience. Austin and Zack are amazing instructors. They made everything safe and fun. I’m definitely going to come back when I travel back here and do this again. Thank you guys so much for the amazing energy and experience 😊😊😊

Lakyia Wallace

A great experience!! Austin and Josh were great at showing us what we needed to do and helping to make sure our pipes turned out just how we wanted! Highly recommend.

Madyson Lord

We did the make your own wineglass class. So fun!

Zach W
Sheilla Thomas

This is an AWESOME place with AWESOME staff! Josh and the bearded guy really made my first glass blowing experience rewarding and incredibly fun!! It was me and a group of my friends and wow! These guys have real talent and are able to teach a group of newbies the basics of glass art.
This is great place to gain new skills AND have a great time! Make a date at Zen Glass Studio with your loved one, a girls night out, etc.

michael laplante

Lot of fun, ended up with a Groupon deal so it was about $60 a person for the wine glass class. Lasts an hour, unique experience

Jeremy Hester

Awesome workshop, Our instructor Austin was amazing

Enrique
Josh Ramirez

My husband has told every single person he’s spoken to since we left how amazing it this experience was! Josh, Austin and team make you feel right at home and let you create your very own masterpiece. We highly recommend!

Michele Krohn
Renee Cohen

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

Casey Vanmaaren

Great group of people. Do yourself a favor and book a class to make a wine glass or lessons for this great art.

Chris Reep
Cindy Keene
Amanda Patrizzi

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

We had an absolute blast! Austin was an incredible teacher so much so we went back for a second class to drive him nuts. We made several gorgeous pieces and no one got burned. Thanks again Austin you’re “AWSOME Austin!”
Wes, Jasmine, Jill

Lucy Baxter
Scott D

What a blast. My wife and I booked an hour appointment and it was quite a fun learning experience. We both made wine glasses. The shop was really cool and the staff were awesome. We can’t wait to do it again. Don’t miss out on this fun experience.

Mike

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

My husband and I really enjoyed making wine glasses at Zen Studios. It was more than what I expected …so cool. So interesting to learn the process. The base and goblet were already made, we got to make the stem. Austin was a great teacher. Thanks so much!

K Rojas
Tatum Hagerman

My wife and I used a groupon there. The instructor was awesome and he helped us create our wine glasses. The shop was great and he gave us a tour of their show room. I would definitely recommend it.

Christopher Dunn
Teresa Renfroe

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
Candice Currey
Desmond Clark

See glass blowing in action! Learn how to blow your own beer or wine glass!
Forget painting a plate… Play with fire!

Anthony Cowdrey

My girlfriend and I went to one of their wineglass making classes and it was a blast. The instructors are very supportive and knowledgeable about their craft. I felt like the prices were fair and we did not feel rushed. Lots of positive reinforcement during the process, and they even offered to take some pictures of us while we were working which was really nice. We will definitely be returning.

Donald McNeill

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
Courtney Koske

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

Susie Trudel
Tori Elvir

The owners are wonderful and love teaching.

Lynn Taylor

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

So much fun! We would love to go back!

Kelsey Caldwell

An amazing experience!!! I created my own wine glass.

Courtney Burdick

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

Jen More

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

Jenifer Bradford Drozky

awesome work!

Jackie K

AWESOME! So fun and great teaching by Josh and Co

Lisa S Doeshair

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

So much fun! My friends and I did a wine glass class and it was great! They let us bring our own food and drinks! 🙂 Definitely going back! Ask for Katy!

Stephanie Jones-Walker

Super hands on and fun, did not feel controlled or rushed. We had a great time!

Andrew Yancey

Extremely personable folks and very cool arts. Definitely recommend to stop by!

Luan Vu

The class was very interesting, and much harder than I expected! But our teacher was great and assisted us all the way. Definitely would do it again!

Holly Phelps

We loves it. A an all new experience the was so much fun. And the finished product is.so beautiful. The staff and instructors are friendly and easy to talk to as well…..

Nicole Kinman

Love Zen Glass. I will be coming back. So much to see in the gallery and they have a garden out back with plants for sale. I will have to take a class very soon.

Kenneth Rosenwald

We had a great time! Josh was super helpful. He explained everything and let us have at it. When we needed help he was there and both our projects came out great. Will definitely be back and hope our kids can join us when they visit.

Shawn Engel

This place is absolutely amazing! My sister and I had a great time. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful throughout the whole process…. Not to mention hilarious! We laughed and shot one liners with Austin the whole time!! He was the coolest and was such a team player. He helped us create beautiful wine glasses, as well as awesome memories. (We made a bird!!) I would recommend this place to anyone!

Nekesha Dunlap
Stephanie Bailey

My kids had lost their father a couple of years back. Josh at Zen Glass made a wonderful collection of custom glass figurines, incorporating their dad’s ashes. He was careful to send updates and make sure they were exactly as I wanted through the whole process. Josh is an amazing artist.

Dina Rivera

Awesome Stuff! AUSTIN was great!

Brian Walders

Loads of great people

Maggie Straka

Great fun place to learn about working with glass

Bonnie Mcc
IsthisJohn FromWrecsam

Great place for a date or just to learn glass blowing. Josh and Dave are consumate professionals.

TRAVELER Saint Pete

Very nice place perfect for Glass Art the staff nice and friendly clean pleasant surroundings and Joshua was very helpful. I recommend this place .

JOSE ROBERTO COLINDRES LOPEZ

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

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

Paula R. Tripp
Edward Alvarado (Mr Divine)

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
Kim Schuster

This place is awesome. We did a great easy beginner project where we heated up some glass, added color to it, and shaped it how we wanted. The amazing staff there then turned our amorphous works of art into functional stemware. A very neat experience. I can’t recommend enough.

Rocky Salzer

best glass studio in southeast

Al Bo

What a great experience, new and fun. Austin is a great teacher!

Jennifer Liston

The instructors are all nice and helpful, loved it would definitely do this again!

Ashley

best place in florida to learn glass working

Kevin Tillotson

Me an my wife had a blast!👍🏻

Marty Cavalari

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

Amanda Moore

Such a fun afternoon! Highly recommend!!

Lisa Stoffels Hopper

This place is class!!! David patiently guided me for my workshop. So much fun!

Update: Picked up my paperweight today! Looks amazing! Highly recommend trying this out!

Dee R

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

Casey Vanmaaren

if there were a way to give Zen glass 100 Stars yeah, that would be my rating. Everybody is very knowledgeable helpful, positive, accommodating, and encouraging. And it’s just so much fun! Love it!

Jim Morey

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

Had a great and fun experience, very welcoming. We are definitely going again!

Limayri Carranza

Austin and Josh taught us how to make wine glasses. They were very informative, helpful and fun. Great experience and would definitely recommend it! We will be back!

Kiki Soto

Great class by Austin. He did a superb job. Go make your wine glasses at Zen Glass Studio!!

Deandre Fitzgerald

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

Amazing people who do amazing work! I couldn’t be happier with them and the custom products that were made for us. I recommend them to everyone and already have a few friends who will be contacting them very soon for such exceptional work! Thanks Kelton and Billy you are both so amazing!

Stacey Gauss

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

Blair Commons

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

Sandy Bhagwandeen Girwar-Nath

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

Josh Orender
Chris Weiss

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
Sarah Catala
Sean Dunn
Lourenda Buchanan Cooper
Shawn Fugate

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

As a person who binge watched “Blown Away” in a day, this was a must. Austin was our instructor and he was amazing. Giving us little pointers and helping when needed. We each made a wine glass. We even had enough extra time to do a pendent. It was as awesome as I could have hoped for!! I would recommend anyone and everyone to this class.

Car Ander

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

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

Go meet josh and experience a wonderful artistically creative time

Riley Wiggins

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

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

Kelly Muir

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

Sue Rosetti

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

Michael A. Spina

Fun experience. Played with the melting glass to create the stem of a wine glass.

Ken Hays (NetGuyGreen)

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

Jen More

Good guys too know in st Pete

Chad Frasier

Great guys, made a memory in glass that will last forever.

Ron Stevenson
April Rose Morningstar
David Eppler

Very nice studio.

Jeff Rutherford

There was a Groupon offered for a workshop that I took advantage of with my boyfriend. We came in to make a glass pendent. Josh was the artist that worked with us. He was very informative and also allowed for us to have space to work on our pendent. He intervened when he needed to and made the experience enjoyable. I am looking forward to coming back and learning more!

Anghela Tayagui
Jackie Ballard

Took an excellent short little class. Gained some knowledge and respect for glass workers. Also made a wine glass. Very personable staff!

Chip Rouseff

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

Tee Richardson

I had a lot of fun with the make your own experience

Hen Sley

IT WAS GREAT TIME ! I SURPRISED MY MOM FOR HER BIRTHDAY AND AUSTIN THE INSTRUCTOR WAS SO COOL AND SO HELPFUL ! WILL FOR SURE BE BACK AGAIN AND I THINK I WANNA TAKE THE TRAINING GLASS TO LEARN HOW TO DO THIS ON MY OWN !!

Richie Incorvaia

This was very fun!! Loved everything about the experience!! Alex was incredible!! Would love to do it again!

t h

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

Jacqueline MacNeil

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

Christopher Dunn
710 prints
Johnny Cee

Very “cool” actually HOT!!!

Rich Harmon

I Loved it! So much fun 😃

Rudina B

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

Alicja J Krzyżanowska

At first I thought wat just the stem, thats all. Much respect. That stuff isnt easy and honestly im glad I didnt have to do more than that for the first try. Still got to go pick up the finished glass after its tempering time

jonwilly2

Awesome studio!

Michael Goodwin

Beautiful artistry!

Jenny Balch

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

I’ve been taking the beginner glass blowing program for 5 weeks now and have to say is a great place to learn. Josh,Dave, Katie, and Kyle are super knowledgeable. I gotta say if you’ve ever had a interest in learning glass this is the place to go,very reasonably priced and they’re third Thursdays with free open torches front 7 to 11pm are a great way to spark your flame for this superior artform and top notch learning facility.

Mark Huntley

Great place. Good atmosphere very helpful

Sylvia Camacho

Phenom Glass Artists, beautiful Art
Beautiful People!

robert limburg

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

Nice place

John Jones

Love these folks!

Foster Parent
Sue Regis

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

Kenneth G Rosenwald II
Chantal Tarver

Great guys. Knowledgeable and friendly. Real artists that share their craft.

Frank Strunk III
George Toppino
Cameron Heres

Great for a first time fun experience

Joseph Leetz

Loved our experience there, we went as a group and some did wine glasses. I did pendants and love them!!!!

Elizabeth McAndrew

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

Great time with a group of 14!

Danielle Elizabeth Beckmann

Best Groupon in the Bay Area

Michael Wallis

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
James Pelt
Jon Adams

Amazing fun!! Had an great time with friends

Denise Coyle
Sterling Harris

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

Fun place and the artist has the BEST personality. My bowl turned out awesome

Mandi Towle

I love this place

Shawn Barley
Charlotte Coffey

Fantastic place tucked away in the industrial arts district !

Roland Moreno

The class was amazing! 10/10 recommend! Great date idea

Rebecca Mitchell

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

Debra Krause

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

What an awesome class I made more pendants in instructor was totally awesome very patient and hands-on I can’t wait to receive my Pendants Through the mail I will be back for another class thanks again

elissa heredia

I 😘You………………………………………

Stephan Hagström

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
Robert Phillips

The class was Lots of fun. 😊

Renee Amstadt Falkner

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

Megan Denton Hurt

Tons of fun

Sheldon Jordan

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

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

Mindy Emerson Hunley

Great placeand atmosphere to learn

Ken Sullivan
Austin Buchanan

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

Andrea Renee Dale

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

Amy Schumacher

Great open lampwork studio. My introduction to the method. Super staff

Duncan Brown

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

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

What a fantastic selection of glass art from varied artists! All of which was functional, decorative, and beautifully crafted! I will definitely be back to take a glass class!

Michelle Shaw

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

Ray Shakes

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
Kristen Conklin (Talk Spectrum)

My friends and I just took a class on how to make our own wineglass. Austin and Josh were so knowledgeable and patient. If you are looking for new fun way to spend time with yours friends and incorporate your creative side. Checkout Zen Glass Studios and ask for Austin or Josh.

Amerey Justus

Quite an Artsy area! The instructor (Austin) was awesome. Had a few works on display and making a wine glass was such a learning experience!

Russell

Had a great time!!!
Josh is a fantastic instructor!!!!

David Jackson

Love you

Whitney Harmon

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

Sherie Means

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

Brendan Hughes
Brian Underwood

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

Lynne Weise

Amazing experience!

Gabe S

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
Michael Preston

Beautiful!

Jef Shep

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

Harriette Casteel Carlton
Carlos Marquez-Sterling

wicked fun and entertaining,

Leo Lamontagne
Brandon Gard

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

We had so much fun!!

Lori Brown

Great group of people! Awesome experience!

Melissa Yelle'

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

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

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

My wife and I had an amazing time we highly suggest everyone try it.

Micheal Reed

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

Mika Mila Vucic
Elwood Schnick

Veteran Night hands down always an amazing and relaxing time. Learn something new everytime. Truly thankful for this opportunity.

Valerie Evans

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

Guy DeFazio

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

Amazing artwork and so much more!

Cole Turcotte

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

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

John Bowen

Did a group class with the whole family while on vacation, was a wonderful time. The artists were friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable, would recommend to anyone who wants to try something new. The gallery was great as well with many varied and beautiful pieces, that were affordable.

Ashley Harrington

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

Alex was amazing, very patient, very informative and very Zen!!!

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CARTER FILLYAU

What a blessing to have a place like this here! I can’t stop coming back to make things. Everyone is friendly and the shop is full of such wonderful art. This is the kind of thing you can bring anyone to do and they will have a good time. I’m hooked!

G Vas

Such a great experience and would highly recommend! We did a wine glass making workshop and had a blast! Thought I’d be intimidated by working with a torch but Austin (one of the artists at the shop and the teacher for our workshop) made us feel super comfortable and made sure we were having fun the entire time! This is great activity for date night or even as a group event. We are most definitely going back! Thanks for the awesome time Austin!!!! 😁❤️

Cristina Button

I went today and had a private class with Josh!!!! And Josh was there all the way! I’m not sure I have enough talent to master this but it was an awesome experience and I may try to make a pendant before I leave!!! Thanks again for a great time…..

Jo Winters

The vibe you get from this place amazing. The people are all so welcoming. Great community and area.

From the moment I set foot in the hot shop I was treated like family and put at ease. Weirdie and Alex are 2 of the coolest human beings and made my wife and I feel like the glass was never unmanageable. My wife uses her wine glass all the time and I gave my pendant to my daughter who adores it.

The experience was so great in fact, I’ve signed up for beginner classes, bought my own gear and plan to keep coming back and doing this as a hobby.

Bring your kids, bring your significant others, bring your parents. Glass is fun to play with and it’s one of those things that’s easy to pick up and hard to put down! Zen Glass Studio is the place to make it happen. I am so glad I found them!

Greg V

Beautiful art work, and an extremely interesting process to get there. Highly recommend!

Helen James
Bonnie Izor Ball
Katrina Berger
Julia Koffee

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

Carmen L Green
Liz Frame

To say Zen Glass and it’s crew are great is a disservice to them. You can feel and see the passion they have for this as soon as you get there. Austin, who was teaching/showing my wife and I how to do everything was amazing. The gallery and store are amazing. The talent to make the things they make with glass is insane. My wife and I can’t wait to come back to try something else. Even our son asked if he could take a class with us next time. The experience was unforgettable.

Michael Reed

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

Erin Koprevich
Lourenda Cooper
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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

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

Dolly O'Conner

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

Brandi Mills

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

As always, great!😁
The people are amazingly nice, friendly and informative. I always enjoy myself when I go. They have classes you can take and glass art for sale.

Kimmikatt Simpson

My daughter had the BEST time during the 1 hour pendant making session! Austin was a fantastic teacher – very patient, encouraging and helpful. They have a gift shop if you’re looking for a unique gift. They have all the COVID safety measures in place, too. It’s a 2+ hour drive for us but very worth it and we’ll be back!

Jennifer Patterson

Absolutely awesome. So much fun and so friendly. A very unique experience that I would highly suggest for date day or a group of friends. One of the coolest activities in St Pete.

Staying Afloat Party Boat

Great gallery of glass art crafted by local artists. Also a great place to learn how to create your own glass art.

Jason Wilson
AJ Harris

Josh was fantastic! Very patient and helpful

Renee H

Just attended a wineglass workshop today. Super fun. The whole crew is wonderful and extremely helpful. Don’t be intimidated. They will help as much or as little as you want. Austin was super helpful.
Go! Have fun! And you get to wear goofy eye protection while you’re at at!

Jeannine Walter

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

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

Diane Groner Kelly

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

Susan Neville

Cool place…loved seeing how they blow glass up close

April Alexander
dominic treeclimber

Very cool experience in the wine glass class. Jash was amazing and very helpful in making the experience great. I will definitely be back!

Mary Finney

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

Jacquie Catone

Fun experience, would def do again!

Marti Rothwell
Jennifer F

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

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

this place will literally changer your life for the better 🙂

Eric Derouen

Awesome!

Filia Catharina Kromjong

Great experience, easy to follow along for first timers. Real “Zen” 🙂 vibe. Good times, thanks again to Josh and the guys!

Ryan Dorsett
Jon Meliferas

Zen Glass is the BEST! The workshops are really fun with friends or solo. The beginner 9 hour course is awesome if you want to be a hobbyist (of the 15-week for commercial glass artists). Josh, Dave, Austin & Alex are fantastic teachers and talented artists. Highly recommended, the best place to work hot glass!

Rachel King

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
Mona Carbone

Had a blast there making a wine glass

D. Talks Errthang
Russell Sabella

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

Casey Vanmaaren

Fun experience! Patience and encouragement from instructors Dave and Austin. They did a great job. My husband’s quotes: “I thought this would be way more boring” and “that was freakin’ awesome!” Ha! Now we have two new favorite wine glasses and great memories!

D. Auri.

Very friendly . Helpful. Awesome studio.

Brooke Awad

Best glass studio in St Pete

Alex Borsody

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

Catherine Cook Denninger
Elyse Scott
Joe Wareham

Place is simply awesome! Great people over there!!

John Cullen

Great time!

Stephanie Ehl

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

Jess Acosta

Loved it,definitely recommend,they were awesome accommodating all our guests,pieces came out awesome!

Dani Ferreira

Did a class here for my birthday and it was so fun! The instructors explained how to do and were readily available to assist, but really let you get hands on. They even took pictures for us while we were making our wine glasses. Definitely a fun date night!

Kanji Bean
Devin Brown

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

Joe Dougherty Jr.

Awesome artists, glass gallery & showcases, and walk-in studio where you can learn some glass working skills and make your very own wineglass! I had a blast!

Arielle Raff

Such an awesome place

billy dehart
Ryan Sauger

I have literally realized lifelong dreams inside of these walls. Everyone inside is totally chill and helpful. Also all are amazing artist. If you are looking for glassblowing instruction or a new piece for your collection, stop in and tell Josh that I sent you.

derrick r kearney

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

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

Nicole Katsihtis

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

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

Dan Gaede

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

Aarika Aj Poland

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
lexie williams

Feel right at home here…long live zen glass studios

Steven Helms
a g

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

Robin Terrell

Excellent experience, it’s all about timing and patience…highly recommend it! Austin n Alex were great teachers.

Michelle D. Gonzalez
Brian Longstreth
Jason Gould

This was a fantastic experience for my 13 year old. He’s always wanted to try glass blowing and I’m very impressed with this studio. Nice area to sit out back. Would fully recommend this place.

Tiffany Kordenbrock