Make Your Own Glass

Make Your Own Glass

From hot glassworking, to flameworking, to fusing, to sandblasting—you and your family can do just about anything with glass, with the help of our experienced glassworkers. Opportunities exist for all ages. No experience is necessary. These short experience are 20 to 40 minutes in length, depending on the Make Your Own Glass project.

Spots fill quickly, booking your experience online before your visit is recommended.

Please note: Scheduling appointments before or after peak times (12 - 4 pm) may help avoid crowds.

Buy Tickets

Important information about shipping: All items (except sandblasted items) are not available for same-day pick-up, and must either be picked up after noon the next day (please allow two days for beads/pendants made in the last two sessions of the day) or shipped for an additional fee.

Projects

Bead
$20 (age 10 and up)
Flameworking
Christmas Tree Sculpture
November 17 to January 4
$29 (all ages)
Glassblowing
Clock
$28 (age 4 and up)
Fusing
Family Wall Hanging
December 20 to January 4
$60 (age 4 and up)
Fusing
Frame or Mirror (large)
$28 (age 4 and up)
Fusing
Frame or Mirror (small)
$20 (age 4 and up)
Fusing
Glass Flower
$29 (age 14 and up)
Glassforming
Heart Bead
January 5 to February 14
$20 (age 10 and up)
Flameworking
Make Your Own Glass Heart Paperweight
January 5 to February 13
$44 (age 14 and up)
Glassforming
Nightlight
$20 (age 4 and up)
Fusing
Ornament
$29 (all ages)
Glassblowing
Pendant
$20 (age 10 and up)
Flameworking
$12 (all ages)
Sandblasting
Sculpture
$29 (all ages)
Glassblowing
Snowman
November 17 to February 28
$29 (all ages)
Glassblowing
Snowman Pendant
November 17 to February 28
$20 (age 10 and up)
Flameworking
Suncatcher
$20 (age 4 and up)
Fusing
Windchime
$28 (age 4 and up)
Fusing

Hours

Open 7 days a week.
Sun. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:20 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open extended hours in summer and during school breaks.

Tickets

Tickets are required. All time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance Tickets (available online)
Experiences tend to sell out quickly. To better ensure you’ll be able to participate, it's best to reserve your tickets in advance. Buy your tickets online today. You can also call 800.732.6845 (press 2) or 607.438.5000 (direct line).

Same-Day Tickets
You may also purchase same-day tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis, immediately upon arrival at the Admissions counter along with your Museum admission or call 800.732.6845 on the day of your visit.

Payment Options

Payment by credit card is required for phone reservations, and is non-refundable in the event of a missed appointment. If you get your tickets at the Museum, we accept cash and Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards. We do NOT accept personal checks or travelers checks.

Getting Here

Plan to arrive at the workshop 10 minutes before your appointment. Before your experience starts, you can browse the Frederick Carder Gallery, watch others try their hand at glassmaking, or check out the classes happening at The Studio. If you need directions to the Museum, click here.

Pick Up or Ship Your Glass

Annealing and Tension in GlassSee what happens when an object is not properly annealed and learn why it breaks.

Why does glass need to be annealed? Watch a short video about annealing glass to see what happens when glass is not properly annealed.

All objects made in the workshop (except for sandblasted objects) must go through an overnight annealing (slow cooling) process and will not be available for same-day pick-up. Most objects can be picked up the next day after 12:00 p.m. (please allow two days for beads/pendants made in the last two sessions of the day).

If this is not possible, domestic and Canadian shipping is available (international shipping is not available at this time). There is no charge for shipping flameworked beads and pendants.

Do you plan to make your own glass with a large group? Find out about our Fun with Glass program for groups.