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Introduction to Glass Blowing

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Monday, August 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Introduction to Glass Blowing

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This ticket grants admission to Glass 102: Beads at Artisan's Asylum. It does not include materials fees.
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Event Details

Glass DemoDescription:

This introductory class is an efficient and fun way to learn how to work with molten glass and how to be safe in the glass shop!

We will experiment with a variety of introductory projects through demos and personal instruction in a small class environment with excellent equipment. This class will focus on creating a safe and fun working environment while we learn how to make a pendant, a small glass animal, and blow a bubble on a flame workers blow pipe. 
After the completion of this class, you may be interested in an intermediate or advanced class, or you may wish to use the shop on your own after completing the tool training class. Registration available for glass classes and tool training at

Class Goals:

Students will be introduced to flameworking and glassblowing techniques and produce a few small objects to take home! Successful completion of this class qualifies students to take Glass Tool Training and intermediate (200) level classes: listing available at


No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

All materials and tools will be provided by the instructor and the Asylum, for a small additional materials fee.

What to Bring:

$15 materials fee, payable to the instructor by cash or check and water in a sealable container. Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothing made of natural materials.

Instructor Biography:

Mike Soroka

Michael Soroka is a robotics engineer turned glass worker with several years of training and experience teaching safe glass working techniques. He built the Glass Shop at Artisan's Asylum and works at multiple studios around New England as a glass artist and glass engineering consultant. When he's not at a torch, he's most likely biking around somewhere in the woods. 


Event Time:

Monday, August 11, 7-10pm

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.

Have questions about Introduction to Glass Blowing? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

Artisan's Asylum
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143

Monday, August 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.


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