Clay Owen Studios

Center for lost art forms!

Glass Blowing Classes

We are currently working on setting up a glass blowing studio for students in our Anchorage community. Pre register for a class and support us in our endeavor to expand. These classes will start in May of 2017 for glass blowing more intricate projects.  However small beginners classes are open. We are currently pre registering students for classes. 
Make: On average 1-2 pieces

Length: 2 hours
Reservation: By appointment
Hours: 9am, Noon, and 3pm on Weekends, 6pm Wednesday to Friday, Price : $150 each for 1-2 

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2-hour private lessons are designed to give beginner students a solid understanding of basic glassblowing techniques at an accelerated rate. Students will collaborate with their instructors to create a variety of shapes. With each new shape, students will learn and refine their skills gathering glass onto the rod, shaping it with various tools, and adding basic color applications to glass.

On average, 3-5 pieces are made during the lesson. Private Lessons are designed for 1 to 2 participants. 

  • Pieces made need to cool and will be ready for pick-up 24-48 hours after class.
  • Shipping can be coordinated for additional cost as needed.
  • 72 hours notice required to reschedule or cancel without penalty.
  • Tuition includes materials, tools and color required for the class.
  • Gratuity for the instructors is suggested and is not included in cost of the class
Things you must bring to class
Be sure to wear closed toed shoes to class
Put on a lite SHORT sleeved cotton shirt
If you have long hair it must be tied back
Bring a bottled water with you
Beginner Class- Glass Pig
Tuition: $75 per person
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Restrictions: Must be age 18 and up
Class Size: 1 to 2 person only

This is a great way for beginners to practice basic glass work skills. We will first be practicing with a 7mm rode trying to make a perfectly round ball by twisting the round over the torch.. It takes consistant moments of the wrist twisting without letting the glass block the air flow of the torch. After your practice ball we will have students make a glass ball using a 10mm rod, larger for the body of the pig. This will take new students approximately 10 to 20 minutes and may require instructors help. After your ball is round we will be using a 7mm colored rode to add feet, nose, eyes, and ears to your pig. Students can choose what color they would like their pigs features to be. 
We will start by going over safety instructions. Everyone will be required to sign a waiver and must have on the prescribed protective eye gear at all times, no exceptions. 
The link below will allow you to schedule and pay. If it asks for a redemption code and you do not have one please continue with booking and follow the link to pay at the bottom of the confirmation screen. It will be in blue. Students must pay for class at the time of their reservation.

Compression Marble Class

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Tuition: $75 per person

Age Limit: Age 18 and Older

In this class we will be learning to make a marble using a 10 mm rode of clear glass and 7mm rods of colored class to add into our marbles. Using a metal marver (pictured to the left) we will shape our marble. 

Please sign up and purchase this class below. After sign up you will be sent a confirmation email. 

Every students will be briefed on safety precautions before class and will be required to sign a waiver. Please review all information regarding this class before purchase as there is no refund for class once the class is purchased. We can reschedule within a week of your original class date with a minimum of 72 hours notice. 

The link below will allow you to schedule and pay. If it asks for a redemption code and you do not have one please continue with booking and follow the link to pay at the bottom of the confirmation screen. It will be in blue. Students must pay for class at the time of their reservation. 

Beginners Starfish Class

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Tuition: $75 per person

Age Limit: Age 18 and Older

In this class we will be learning to make a glass starfish. 

Please sign up and purchase this class below. After sign up you will be sent a confirmation email.

Every students will be briefed on safety precautions before class and will be required to sign a waiver. Please review all information regarding this class before purchase as there is no refund for class once the class is purchased. We can reschedule within a week of your original class date with a minimum of 72 hours notice.

The link below will allow you to schedule and pay. If it asks for a redemption code and you do not have one please continue with booking and follow the link to pay at the bottom of the confirmation screen. It will be in blue. Students must pay for class at the time of their reservation.

Intermediate Lizard Class

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Tuition: $75 per student. 

Age ;

This class can only be taken by those who have taken a beginners class. This pattern is more complex and class an only be attended if you instructor thinks you are ready for a more advanced project. Different color options are available. To sign up for the class please select to schedule below. Payment for class must be made at time of registration. 

If you need to contact the glass instructor please send an email to thaielephantak@hotmail.com