Globe Glass Blowing

By Glass Academy of Dearborn

This company has found a way to entertain while creating amazing, yet functional art. They do demonstrations online and in person, as well as hosting a variety of workshops in their studio. See the Product Description below for details about this specific gift suggestion.

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Product Price $107.00

Product Description

Is it time for your dad to try his hand at a new skill? The Meditation Globe is an original product and class designed by the founding creators of the Glass Academy. He’ll enjoy a own one-of-a-kind handcrafted glass project, creating memories that will last for years to come.

During this 1-hour experience, your favorite dad will get a behind-the-scenes look at the glass blowing studio, tour the gallery, and create a beautiful glass keepsake in a safe environment.

To make the globe, he will work colored pieces of glass into a “gather” of molten glass using the marver.  Then he’ll get a chance to twist, pull, and stretch the glass using tweezers to manipulate the color, which will create the design inside his souvenir globe. After a second gather, otherwise known as a dip into the furnace, molten glass will encase the inner layer of color. He’ll then learn to use a tool called the block, to smooth and round out the shape. This is an entry-level class, no experience is necessary, and is just one of several educational opportunities at Glass Academy.