Glassblowing Experiences Available

Looking for a fun activity for families, couples and groups of all ages in St. Petersburg? Look no further! At Zen Glass Studio, you can Make-Your-Own glass piece to take home with you as a souvenir! Wine glasses, pint glasses, glass pendants, paperweights, glass ornaments and more can easily be created in our Warehouse Arts District studio. 

Our skilled teachers – probably one of the owners – will help you create a unique glass art piece using artists tools and materials. You pick the colors and sometimes styles, stand in for a demonstration and then are turned loose! Once your glass masterpiece is finished it goes into the annealer to cure overnight and then is ready for you to take home (we ship, too!).

In addition to Make-Your-Own glass workshops and classes, Zen Glass Studios is happy to offer residential and commercial glass art design services, custom glass art, glass memorials, glass awards and more. Visit Zen Glass Studio to learn more during St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday Art Walk or throughout the week!

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Glassblowing Workshops in the Hotshop

The “Hotshop” or Venetian style is the type of glassblowing you think of with metal pipes being dunked into molten glass in a furnace, them worked at a bench,  re-heated in the
“glory hole” and finally broken off the punty and placed into the annealer.

Do you love the look & feel of a hand blown beer cup? How about sitting on your bar shelf? Or are you obsessed with the reality tv show Blown Away? What if you could make your own custom pint glass right in St. Petersburg just like the artists on television?

Do you love the look of glass ornaments on a holiday tree? How about hanging in your kitchen window? Or are you obsessed with the reality tv show Blown Away? What if you could make your own custom glass ornament right in St. Petersburg just like the artists on television?

Zen Glass Studio teaches the basics in the one-on-one Blow-Your-Own Ornament Workshop held in our Hotshop.  In this one-hour experience, you, the guest artist, will choose your favorite colors for the surface of the piece you’ll be…

In this one-hour experience, you, the guest artist, will choose your favorite colors for the piece you’ll be creating. Then you are introduced to glassblowing with a demonstration of thel ins and outs of what to do, what not to do. Then it’s time for you to  balance and maneuver the molten glass.  

You will turn and roll the glass on the end of a steel blowpipe. Rolling the molten glass into granules of color, then twisting or shaping before “gathering” another layer of clear over your whole piece, adding space…