You Design It; We Make It

You Design It; We Make It

You Design It; We Make It! brings the art of design and glassmaking alive for visitors of all ages.

Submit a drawing of something you’d like to see made in glass. It can be a fanciful shape, something inspired by the collection, or an idea you’ve always wanted to see realized. Tell us what inspired your design.

At select shows throughout the day, glassmakers at the Hot Glass Show or Flameworking Demo will choose a drawing that inspires them, and then make that piece in front of a live audience. The designer can watch his or her vision become reality.

If your piece is chosen and completed successfully, we will contact you so that you may keep it. Glass pieces must anneal overnight, so there may be a shipping charge.

You Design It; We Make It! is available during school breaks, and throughout the summer. One drawing is chosen per You Design It; We Make It! show. See the schedule for You Design It; We Make It! show times. Paper and markers are available at the Museum. Completed drawings should be submitted to the main Admissions Desk for the chance to be picked for the day's show. We are sorry, but we cannot make designs of any kind of weapon. 

Past Pieces and Drawings

Gator drawing by Drew
Gator drawing by Drew
Purple Cup by Kendra
Purple Cup by Kendra
Gator by Drew
Gator by Drew
Purple Cup drawing by Kendra
Purple Cup drawing by Kendra
Sara's Glass Heart - June 11, 2010
Sara's Glass Heart - June 11, 2010
Lighthouse by Jessica
Lighthouse by Jessica
Sara's Hearts - June 11, 2010
Sara's Hearts - June 11, 2010
Lighthouse drawing by Jessica
Lighthouse drawing by Jessica
Wil's Corn Dog (glass)
Wil's Corn Dog (glass)
Wil's Corn Dog (design drawing)
Wil's Corn Dog (design drawing)
Penquin by Delia
Penquin by Delia
Emily's Lizard (drawing)
Emily's Lizard (drawing)
Emily's Lizard (glass)
Emily's Lizard (glass)
Jacob's Saturn (design drawing)
Jacob's Saturn (design drawing)
Jacob's Saturn (glass)
Jacob's Saturn (glass)
Tammy's Grass (glass)
Tammy's Grass (glass)