Our History

DC GlassWorks started from a simple idea that artists in DC needed a place to realize their work in hot glass. From the start, DC GlassWorks was built to be a well maintained studio with professional equipment that was open to all persons in the DC Metro area. Over the years, we have expanded the amount of equipment, opened up the metal fabrication area for classes and rental, and added metal casting to the curriculum.  

About Our Studio

At DC GlassWorks, we want to inspire imagination and creativity through the practice of glassblowing. Our vision is to build a world-class glassblowing facility that will help provide opportunities for creative exploration for all persons from our diverse community. Our students are encouraged to be skilled, knowledgeable, innovative and resourceful in their work. Our belief is that art is a necessary expression that creates dialogue, empowers individuals, and promotes a greater understanding of our common experiences. DC Glass Works is committed to providing area artists and the public a place to enjoy, discover and realize their dreams.

Artist Incubator

DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studio is an open-access facility where professional artists, designers, and students create their artwork in glass and metal. Our studio is designed to educate in a variety of disciplines and then provide access to the equipment that artists need to create work in glass or metal. Our studio's goal is to foster community and serve as an incubator for creative entrepreneurs. Our facility houses the hot glass studio, cold working studio, and a metal casting and fabrication studio. We also have 10 private studio spaces for resident artists and a gallery space for art exhibitions. Whether you are interested in traditional glassblowing, sculpture, or furniture design, DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios offers the opportunity to learn and create.