It’s our goal to unleash your inner artist and help you design and make your own glass art today.
— DC GlassWorks

Create Your Own

 With the help of an instructor, you can design and create a unique glass art piece of your own design. Bring a group for bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthdays or family events. Sign up with a friend or three and make an event of it. For groups, simply register for multiple consecutive sessions, arrive together, and we will take you as a group.  


How it works:

Sessions are offered on the second Sunday and fourth Saturday of each month. Each slot is half-hour long and each participant needs to sign up for one slot. To sign up for more than one person, if you are coming as a couple - for example, register for consecutive half-hour slots. For groups greater than six, please contact us and we can schedule your interactive sessions on almost any day. The glass you make needs to cool to room temperature and then it needs to be ground to sit flat, so finished pieces are available for pick up the weekend following your session.  

To sign up from our EventBrite page (opens new window to 


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For more information and pricing, please email us. 

For more information and pricing, please email us. 

You are the Artist:

Each participant works one-on-one with an instructor to create a paperweight of their design. Each participant can be involved at whatever level they are most comfortable with. Participants can choose to work with the hot glass and make the paperweight themselves or they can be more of a designer and choose the colors and the shape and the instructor can make it for them.




Public Demonstrations:

We often hold public demonstrations by visiting artists from the US and abroad. Some of the visiting artists who have demonstrated at DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios include (click on names for artists websites):

* Artists workshops generously arranged by the James Renwick Alliance

If you would like to be notified when artists will be doing public demonstrations, please join our email list