Practice Time is for members and non-members who want to work in a fun, supervised environment (supervised means we keep you and others near you safe; there’s no teaching).
Practice Time occurs on the first Friday of every month from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.
Also, it’s not just for newbies! Experienced members who want to work in a supportive group environment are welcome.
You must have some glassblowing experience. Eligible experience includes completion of one of the following:
1) 30 hours of instruction at the OGC. This can be achieved through one of the following:
- Glassblowing 1 & Glassblowing 2
- Glassblowing 1 & two 2.5 hr Private Lessons
2) Equivalent experience in another studio. Please contact us to discuss your experience and options.
Please be prepared to explain your experience to the Practice Time supervisor.
Two benches are available each Practice Time. You must work in a team of two or more people per bench. You must find your own partners. You can connect with other glassblowers on the OGC Partners Facebook group.
Furnace glass, tools and safety glasses are provided. You must provide your own colour and/or frit.
The cold shop is available without charge for finishing your pieces. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
Cost per bench is $150 + HST and must be paid in advance. One person pays the full cost and is reimbursed by their partner(s). Blow slots are 2.5 hrs.
Please email email@example.com to up to 48 hrs in advance to arrange and pay for your bench.