2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Presented by The Iron Gate in Wyandotte

 

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 $97.00

Product Description

Is it time for that artsy person on your list to try their hand at a new skill? The Meditation Globe is an original product and class designed by the founding creators of the Glass Academy. They’ll enjoy their own one-of-a-kind handcrafted glass project for years to come.

During this 1-hour experience, your recipient 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, they will work colored pieces of glass into a “gather” of molten glass using the marver.  Then they’ll get a chance to twist, pull, and stretch the glass using tweezers to manipulate the color, which will create the design inside their souvenir globe. After a second gather, otherwise known as a dip into the furnace, molten glass will encase the inner layer of color. They’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.