After checking out please visit the Class Schedule Tab to choose a day & time on my Calendar & use the form on that page to enter your information.
How much are lessons?
The 3 hour lesson for 1 person including tools & supplies is $250 The 3 hour Private lesson for 2 people that also includes the tools & supplies is $398 Check the calendar before purchasing to make sure the date you want is available. Thanks!
What if I need to reschedule?
Please give 48 hours notice to reschedule by either emailing Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org - or Cell 603-283-8039* My life revolves around your appointment & I sometimes travel from other states be there for your class so ample notice is required.
What if I missed the opportunity to redeem my Groupon, Living Social or Amazon Local?
Please Email me with you name(s), telephone number(s), Voucher Number(s) at email@example.com to work out scheduling & payment details.
What's the address & where should I park?
My new studio address is 86 Joy street, Somerville MA 02143 ATTENTION: There are 2 hour parking spots located on Joy street. Since classes are 3 hours long they can be used but with the understanding you may need to move spots to avoid a ticket(They ticket very rarely in the 2 hour limit spots). Visitor pass is an option. Please call Eric at 603-283-8039 when you Arrive. *Carpooling is recommended:)* Also read all signs when parking to avoid street sweeping tickets.
What should I wear?
My studio is heated so layers to remove are a good idea after coming in from the cold during winter months. Close toed shoes are a must(No Flip Flops/Sandals). Cotton clothes work best(Avoid melt-able highly flammable clothes like polyester or poofy wool sweaters). I recommend jeans, a cotton shirt & a cotton hooded sweatshirt if it's a cold day. *Clothes that you don't mind getting dirty* - During Summer months the studio gets pretty warm so dress lightly(Shorts, t-shirt etc..) Bring water to drink.
What should I bring with me?
Bring your printed Voucher Number or have it ready to pull up on your phone for scanning. Also bring something to drink & a snack of your liking. (*See "What should I wear"*)
What kinds of things do you make?
I work with Pyrex/borosilicate glass so the possibilities are nearly endless. I create sculptural animals, creatures & sea life, marbles, beads, rings, ornaments, jars, glassware, pendants, paperweights, trees, shot glasses, ashtrays & much much more. Currently I create a variety of over a 100 different styles of pieces.
The minimum age requirement is 16 yrs old to take the class. All students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or person over 18. The class space is limited to 2 students per session.
What is included with the 3 hour lesson?
The lesson includes all glass & supplies needed during the 3 hours.(Color is limited to a fair amount per student). All finished products by the students can be picked up at a later date. Shipping is available for a fee through the Shop section of my site*
Is there a risk of injury?
Glassblowing/Flameworking is fairly safe. I give a quick lesson on proper safety in the shop. Although it's not expected, minor burns or cuts can occur on a rare occasion. If this happens, my studio is properly equipped with burn cream & a medic kit.
What will I learn & be able to make?
The lesson will start with a brief discussion about safety & the equipment. Then I will give a short demo on the basics of flameworking(Welding, controlling molten glass & color stretching). Following that I will do a quick demo to show you all the steps needed to create a finished work of art such as(Beads, pendants, marbles, fridge magnets, drink stirrers, ornaments, animal/sea sculptures & smaller more manageable items for beginners). The class will allow for over 2 hours of torch time with brief tutorials & demo's to help the students understand the process of flameworking better. *Future classes will focus on more in depth lessons such as surface worked patterns, larger animals/figurines, paperweights and working with larger tubing & rods to make more intricate projects.
Can I purchase finished or custom made pieces?
I enjoy making custom glass pieces for my students & customers. Feel free to bring along a checkbook, cash, credit, or debit if you have something in mind you'd like to have me create.