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).
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:
- GB1 & GB2
- GB1 & two 2.5 hr Private Lessons
- completion of GB3
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.
You must work in a team of two or more people and you must find your own partners. You can connect with other glassblowers using the OGC Partner's email distribution list. Please email us to add your name to this list.
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 us to arrange.
Cost is $187.50 + 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 us to arrange and pay for your Practice Time blow slot.