What to Wear?

For Glassblowing Classes:

  • All-natural fibres like cotton; no synthetics. 
  • Long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended.  
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting sweaty and a bit dirty in.
  • Closed-toed shoes like sneakers or boots, or comfortable shoes that cover your entire foot. No open-toed or high-heeled shoes, no sandals, no ballet flats. 
  • Avoid jewellery, as it can heat up and burn your skin
  • Tie your hair back. (We provide hair ties and barrettes if you forget.) 

For Beadmaking,  Flameworking and Sandblasting:

  • All-natural fibres like cotton; no synthetics.  
  • Long sleeved shirt with a crew neck or higher, as sometimes small pieces of glass can chip off while working. 
  • Closed-toed shoes that cover your entire foot. 
  • Tie your hair back. (We provide hair ties and barrettes if you forget.) 

Food Near the Co-op

Fujiya is a Japanese grocery store at the corner of Clark and Venables with good sushi to go.

La Casa Gelato is just west of us on Venables and has 218 flavour of gelato!  

Uprising Breads Bakery Cafe is east of Clark on Venables and has a good selection of sandwiches and soups. 

Picking Up Your Work

Glassblowing six-week course:
Pick up during class time the following week, or Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm. After the last class, pick up weekdays during office hours* or Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm. Coldworking is available Tuesday 5:00-8:00 pm.

Glassblowing weekend workshop:
Monday one week following the workshop, during office hours* (i.e at least 8 days after the last day of the workshop).

Glassblowing private lesson:
One week after the lesson, during office hours*.

Flameworking (all courses and private lessons):
Pick up on or after the first weekday following your class or lesson, during office hours*. 

Beadmaking course:
Pick up on or after the first weekday following your class or lesson, during office hours*. You are responsible for cleaning your beads.

Beadmaking private lesson:
One week after the lesson, during office hours*.

*Current office hours.

**Student work left after 30 days will be discarded.**

Practice

Come to NEWBIE NIGHT where you can work in a supervised environment in the hot shop or at the flameworking table. Special rates apply. Flameworkers and beadmakers must supply their own glass; glassblowers must supply their own colour. All tools and equipment are supplied.

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Become a Member

Membership in the Co-op is open to anyone (age 18+) who wishes to apply. Members can access our studio anytime! Find out more here.