Sep 172012

New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio

**Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin**
**Famous American Visiting Glass Artist**
**Gallery Exhibition**
**Continuing Fall Classes: Glass, Metal, Print**

New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio has a busy fall season this year!  In addition to upcoming classes in glassblowing, torchworking, metal sculpture, copper enameling, printmaking and book arts, the studio is inviting visitors to make glass pumpkins for Art for Art’s Sake, followed by a visit from America’s most prominent glassblower!

Saturday, October 6, 2012; 10:00am – 9:00pm

To kick off the day’s events is our Annual Hands-On Glass Pumpkin Patch, a pumpkin-making workshop.  Under close guidance of master glass faculty, visitors are invited to design, color & create their own hand-blown glass pumpkins, which are theirs to keep upon completion (and cooling).

Pre-registration is required to secure a time slot.  To receive information, visit our website at and click on “Contact Us”.  Reservations begin at 10am and end at 8:30pm.

Evening festivities take place from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.  Entertainment will commence with glassblowing demonstrations, hands-on participation in fish printing (known as Gyotaku) and glass torchworking.  Spirits and desserts will be available for all to enjoy!

Famous American: Visiting Glass Designer & Sculptor
October 10th – 17th

To honor the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass in America, the glass gallery and studio welcome one of America’s most prominent glass designers.  James Mongrain, along with his assistant gaffer, Jason Christian, will be in the studio for one week only.  James is the gaffer for Dale Chihuly’s glass installations.


James is currently taking commissions and will be demonstrating daily from October 11th – 17th, 10:00am – 5:00pm.  Be adventurous! Commission a glass musical instrument, house sculpture, champagne flutes for the holidays or a glass chandelier for a special occasion in your life.  Inquiries can be sent by visiting our website and clicking on “Contact Us”.

Peinture et Verre
Current Gallery Exhibition: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of American Studio Glass

Stop by our front room gallery for Peinture et Verre.  This is a collaborative exhibition with the New Orleans Academy of Fine Artand New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio.  Master painters chose designs created by prominent glass artists and then incorporated that design into a still life portrait for the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass. Additionally, the exhibit is dedicated to the late glassblower, Pete Robison.

Continuing Fall Classes (Two Hour Short Courses; 4 & 6-Week Classes)

Our fall classes offer a wide array of classes for both adults and young adults, who feel inspired to add to their skill level.  Our spacious, open-working studios include 4 and 6-week courses in glassblowing, glass torchworking, metal sculpture, copper enameling, printmaking and book arts.


We also offer 2 and 3 hour short courses in all the above listed studios.  Short courses are arranged around the student’s schedule and the instructor’s availability.


Keep us in mind for:
*Hands-on teambuilding connections in the open-working studio
*Wine & Design two hour short courses
*Holiday ornament making with friends and family
*Hands-on receptions for birthdays and special events


For more information on our upcoming schedule, visit our website at and click on “Contact Us”. Please include a contact phone number to better assist you.

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