Our 8th Annual Festival of Glass event will be held at the Blenko Glass factory on Friday, July 31 & Saturday, August 1. During this event, visitors will have the rare opportunity to view our skilled artisans at work as well as be able to participate in a variety of classes related to the glass making process (fees apply & sign-ups begin on Monday, July 6 at 9am). A class schedule and class descriptions can be seen below. If you are interested in participating in any of our classes, please sign up soon because class space is limited and will fill up fast!
Glass Blowing Workshop: Ages 15-up. $370.00/person. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at glass blowing? Each person will participate in every step necessary to create a piece of handmade glass. You will work on at least 4-5 pieces and the end results are all yours to keep.
Large Dalle Chipping: Ages 14-up. $132.00/person. Turn your vision into a work of art by chipping away at slabs of glass. This class offers you the opportunity to learn the techniques involved in creating a faceted glass 18" x 18" panel.
Small Dalle Mosaic: Ages 5-up. $48.00/person. Parental Supervision required under age 10. Use your imagination to create an 8" x 8" glass panel using various shapes of pre-cut Blenko glass. Ages 14-up may learn the chipping technique to create your own panel.
Stepping Stone Glass Mosaic: Ages 3-up. $20.00/person. Parental supervision requested under age 10. A great class for kids. Create your own custom garden stone using various Blenko glass pieces and other unique decorations.
Tumbled Glass Mosaic: Ages 5-up. $10.00/person. Parental supervision requested under age 10. A great class for kids. Take tumbled Blenko glass and decorate your chosen wooden form to create a unique keepsake of your own design. Choose 2 designs.
Paperweight: Ages 12-up. $38.00/person. You will choose the frit color and aid in making your own glass paperweight.
Stained Glass Panel: Ages 12-up. $90.00/person. You will learn the steps required to make a stained glass panel and will then create your own 10” x 10” panel. Brand new design.
Blown Glass Ruffled Vase: Ages 14-up. $69.00/person. In this class each participant will get to roll their piece of glass in a selected frit color to create a speckled appearance or crackle their piece. Then they will get to heat the piece up in the glory hole and blow their piece of glass into a wooden form so that it can be finished into a vase with the finisher.
*NEW CLASS* Make Your Own Glass Mug Vase: Ages 14-up. $69.00/person. In this class each participant will get to roll their piece of glass in a selected frit color to create a speckled appearance or crackle their piece. Then they will get to heat the piece up in the glory hole and blow their piece of glass into a wooden form so that it can be finished into a vase by the finisher.
Stacked Dichroic Glass Jewelry: Ages 8-up. $38.00/person. Participants will create a multilayer dichroic design which will then be fired at 1400*F. Once cooled, a bail will be applied to the pendant for participants to take with them that day.
Acid Etch Dichroic Glass Jewelry: Ages 16-up. $38.00/person. Participants will learn the technique to acid etch dichroic glass to create a pendant with amazing details. Once the piece is etched, it will then be fired at 1400*F and a bail mounted so that the participants may take their finished pendant home with them that day. Stencils will be of a variety and will be the choice of what is available at class time.
Glass Chime-Glass Rings: Ages 10-up. $37.00/person Choose your colors and assemble a beautiful glass ring wind chime that will sparkle in the sun and bring music to your life. This chime features glass rings in various colors and shapes that are reminiscent of old-fashioned hard candies.
*NEW CLASS* Make Your own Large Glass Pumpkin: Ages 14-up. $55.00/person. Each person will be allowed to participate in every step necessary to create their very own glass pumpkin. They will then heat the glass in the glory hole and blow their piece of glass into a wooden form so that it can be finished by putting a stem on the top.
Call us at (877) 425-3656 with questions and to sign up. Class signups begin Monday, July 6 at 9am. Class space is limited and will fill fast. To reserve your spot, payment must be secured by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express at the time of reservation. Cash or Check payments must be received no later than Friday, July 24. Classes must be paid in full before the Festival. Any unpaid reservation will be cancelled and reopened to other customers. Credit card payments will be processed at time of reservation. For cash/check payments you may stop by the Main Office Mon-Fri 8am-2:30pm or mail check payments to Blenko Glass Co., P.O. Box 67, Milton, WV 25541. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact Tammy McDonald at (877) 425-3656. Thank You.