Guests will arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their lesson to get a tour of the studio and go over all safety information and tools/equipment used throughout the lesson. Each individual will have a hands-on opportunity to experience the art of glassblowing. Our professional instructors will walk you through the process of creating your very own glass piece from start to finish. You will have the option of creating anything from a paper weight to a small bowl in 30 minutes, or you can choose a more intensive 2 hr. private lesson in which you will make several forms of your choice, with the guidance of our instructors. * If you plan to book this experience for 2 or more people please note that your experience includes one instructor blowing glass with each person, one at a time. The advantages of this structure allow for you to receive personal attention from the instructor as well as learning and observing the process. This also gives you the opportunity to take photos of each others experience. * ** Please note that your glass art has to go through a 12 hr. annealing cycle so it can be picked up 24 hrs. after your lesson during business hrs. or arrangements can be made for shipping ** *Feel free to tip your instructor if you enjoyed your experience*
Owner and founder Joe Cariati has been working with hot glass for over 25 years. His professional experience includes teaching at The Pilchuck Glass School, Rhode Island School of Design, and California State University, Fullerton. Joe's work can be found in select retail locations across the US and abroad at stores such as Neiman Marcus, Barney's New York and Jonathan Adler. Joe is a designer/ maker, educator and mentor, and as such has launched the Los Angeles Glass Center to provide education and experience in hot glass to the general public. Joe works closely with his professional team that have at least 10 years experience with hot glass and a strong interest in educating others in the amazing craft of blown glass. The LA Glass Center team consists of Joe Cariati, Aimee Sones, Austin Fields, Cedric Mitchell and Corey Pemberton.
All glassblowing classes are taught out of our beautiful 4500 square foot glass studio in the heart of El Segundo, less than a mile from the beach.
Please wear close-toed shoes and non synthetic clothing (such as jeans or cotton shorts/pants and a cotton Tshirt/tank. ** If you are visiting and looking for other things to do in the El Segundo area after your experience feel free to ask and we can point you in the right direction!