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.

This special, hands-on program is available during school breaks and throughout the summer. Have you always wondered what something might look like if it were made out of glass? It could be an original idea, something you’re inspired by in the collection, or even something you dreamt up. From whimsical and adventurous, to fanciful and fun, the possibilities are endless, and completely inspired by YOU!

Here’s how it works. Everything you need, like drawing paper, markers, and crayons, will be available at the Museum. All you need to do is draw the thing you’d most like to see made in glass, and tell us what inspired your design. Then, just submit your drawing at the main Admissions Desk. That’s it!

We’ll collect drawings throughout the week. Glassmakers at the Hot Glass Show will choose a drawing and make that piece in front of a live audience on Wednesday mornings in the new Amphitheater Hot Shop. Best of all, the designer can watch his or her vision become reality.

Want even more You Design It; We Make It!? Flameworkers will choose one drawing every day which they will create during the Flameworking Demo in the Innovation Center.

If your piece is chosen for either the Hot Glass Demo or the Flameworking Demo 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.  We’re sorry but we cannot make designs of any kind of weapon. 

Past Pieces and Drawings

Grapes drawing by Mary
Grapes drawing by Mary
Grapes designed by Mary
Grapes designed by Mary
Fish drawing by Elizabeth
Fish drawing by Elizabeth
Fish designed by Elizabeth
Fish designed by Elizabeth
Umbrella designed by Mae
Umbrella designed by Mae
Teapot drawing by Melissa
Teapot drawing by Melissa
Sheep drawing by Jessica
Sheep drawing by Jessica
Sheep designed by Jessica
Sheep designed by Jessica
Salamander drawing by Rebecca
Salamander drawing by Rebecca
Salamander designed by Rebecca
Salamander designed by Rebecca
Elephant drawing by Brooke
Elephant drawing by Brooke
Elephant designed by Brooke
Elephant designed by Brooke
Bluebird drawing by Abigail
Bluebird drawing by Abigail
Bluebird designed by Abigail
Bluebird designed by Abigail
Cat designed by Sophia
Cat designed by Sophia
Squid drawing by Jeremy
Squid drawing by Jeremy