Visiting Artist Demonstration
We are excited to host another James Renwick Alliance Visiting artist event on Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with Einar & Jamex de la Torre.
Einar and Jamex de la Torre have worked, taught and exhibited both nationally, as well as internationally. Their distinctive three-dimensional work can be found in galleries, museum collections, Museum catalogs, as well as in various public art installations. They are recent recipients of the Joan Mitchel foundation award and the Louis Comfort Tiffany foundation award.
For more information, please visit their website: www.delatorrebros.com
To sign up for the demonstration go to: James Renwick Alliance registration page.
Open House & Open Studio Tour
Join the artists of DC GlassWorks for our Spring Open House and Open Studio event on Saturday, May 9 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.
As part of the Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour, tour the DC GlassWorks gallery, visit resident artist studios or work with one of our instructors to make your own glass paperweight for a fee. And, as always, there will be beer, snacks and folks demonstrating glassblowing all day.
Family friendly and free. This is our last Open House before the fall--don't miss it!
Make a Paperweight!
Second Sunday and Last Saturday of every month
Making your own paperweight is a fun activity for everyone. With the help of an instructor you will design and create your own paperweight. Register for a specific time and plan to spend an hour at the studio. Each paperweight costs $65. Reserve a second Sunday or last Saturday session.
Glassblowing Classes: Six-Week Session Starting Soon
Whether you’re trying glassblowing for the first time or looking to add new skills, we have a class for you. Our six-week sessions include Beginning Glassblowing, Basic Shapes with Color Applications, and special series for intermediate glassblowers.
Join a class.
Weekend Welding Workshop
Our popular weekend welding workshop takes place monthly, providing first-time metal workings or those looking to refresh their skills withsome hands-on practice with cutting, fabricating and welding metal.
This is a practical skills class that will emphasize safety training and the basic working skills necessary to start making sculpture. Join a class.
Classes and Rental Time Make Great Gifts!!
Do you know someone who has always wanted to try glassblowing? Does a friend or loved one already blow glass? DC GlassWorks offers gift certificates for classes and rental time. Purchase a certificate for a specific class, or leave that up to the lucky person who receives it. Email us for more information at
Group Parties and Group Events
Would you like to bring your employees in for a holiday party or corporate event? You can do that! We will provide all the materials, tools, and instructors to get your team blowing glass. You can provide refreshments or have the event catered. Events can be arranged for individuals to make ornaments or paperweights, or we can lead your group in a team building activity where they work together on larger objects. Read more about team building events on the web site or email us at
to schedule and event.
Private Artist Studio Rental
Looking for an art studio space to call your own? Contact us to see what's available or apply today.
Glass Studio Rental
Our studio is available for rental to qualified glass artists. If you've taken a class but are hesitant about renting, email us about our Beginners Blow slots. A studio artist will be available to give you some advice and guidance. For more information read the studio rental page or email us your questions at
Studio calendar online
Our studio calendar is available online. If you are looking to rent studio time, please check the calendar for available times and then send an email to
to schedule a time. Open the Studio calendar in a new window>>
Corporate and Teambuilding Events
Glassblowing requires team effort and communications. DC GlassWorks can work with your organization to realize a fun, successful, and unique teambuilding activity. Looking for a place to hold an interesting and fun event? Our studio has a modern mix of colorful glass, entertaining glass blowing and an industrial setting. Learn more>>