Wednesday, December 24, 2014
In the Portland area there are several places to learn more about glassblowing. Live Laugh Love Glass is a studio that focuses on single-session glassblowing experiences where folks ages 5 and up will get to bring something beautiful home, but also offer private lessons. Elements Glass in NW Portland also offers single session workshops, but their focus is on multiple session classes in which students do all the steps themselves. Firehouse Glass in Vancouver offers private lessons that can be split between up to 3 students, and they also invite the public to watch free demos in the evening of every First Friday. Every October during Portland Open Studios, Heather and John Fields of Fields and Fields Glass have been opening their doors with demos all day. And of course a bit further afield is the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, with an amazing hot shop where visitors can watch teams of world class glass artists shape amazing creations.