Glassblowing - Ornaments Class Details

Glassblowing - Ornaments

One Day Only: 

Where:  Delphi's Lansing Creativity Center

When:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Create your own unique glass ornament in this traditional glass blowing class.  Students will learn the basics of glass blowing while making their own ornament.  Students will be taught about safety, working with glass blowing equipment and tools, while working with Delphi's "Double Dragon" furnace.  Individuals will work with Delphi instructors and can participate as much as they feel comfortable.  Students will complete one ornament during class.  Length of class is an appoximate and depends on the number of participants in class.
Ornaments need to be annealled (cooled down slowly) in a kiln and will be available the following day. Ornaments can be shipped for a small fee.   

Please do NOT wear open toed shoes or sandals.
Long pants are recommended but not mandatory.
Natural fiber clothes are best, cotton, linen, etc. Long sleeved crew neck cotton shirts are recommended. 
Long hair should be tied back.
Safety glasses must be worn, glasses will be provided.

  • Category
  • otherc
  • Skill Level
  • Beginner
  • Need Help?
  • Call: 800-248-2048 x3024

Class Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
  •   So fun! Excellent instruction
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Pros : This is my 3rd time taking this class so obviously I love it. The instructors are very helpful and will walk you through everything and help when needed. They were even good with accommodating an unusually high amount of people. Everyone seemed to have a good time.
Cons : The furnace was hotter than usual. That's about it for cons.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Great class! loved it and learned a lot
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Glass blowing ornament class
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Pros : I really learned a lot about how glass blowing was done. It was worth the money just to be able to give it a try. Roy is a great teacher and always makes things fun!
Cons : None
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Great class!
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Pros : Instructors were very knowledgeable and helpful. We were very happy with how involved we could be throughout the whole process.
Cons : None
Other Thoughts : We thoroughly enjoyed this class and are happy with the finished ornaments!
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Roy and Madison are the best!
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Pros : My sister signed up for this class because we have been obsessed with glassblowing since very young. We used to spend hours, with our mom, at Greenfield Village watching the glassblowers there. Our mom passed away last April and we wanted to do something to honor her memory and that we know she would have loved. Our instructors (Roy and Madison) were SO patient, knowledgeable, and great to work with. They clearly explained all processes to our group, made sure we followed important safety protocols, demonstrated various techniques, and patiently worked with us to learn basic glassblowing techniques and solve challenges as they arose. It was fun experimenting with frit and colors. We did two classes together in one day--both paperweights and the ornament. It was a truly lovely experience. We can't wait to pick up our ornaments once they come out of the annealing kiln!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Awesome class!
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Pros : Small class size, lots of direction, demonstration, and explanation from Roy. Once he shows you the basics of the process, you jump right in with him assisting and directing as needed.
Cons : The only negative is that it's very hot near the furnace (obviously) but Roy offers to jump in and help out if you need a break.
Other Thoughts : I was so excited to try this out and was not disappointed! Bring water and wear long sleeves.
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Fun Class
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Pros : The class was very much hands on. Lots of emphasis on safety. Class size was small to allow one on one help from instructors.
Cons : Prepare to be hot
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
1 out of 5 stars
  •   Over booked so didn’t take class
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Cons : Like 10 people showed up for the 5 person class so I left. Waiting on word for another class I can take. In a couple days, if I haven’t heard anything, I will request refund.
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