Learn to Blow Glass!!
Come in this January, February, or March and learn about glass. Lessons are for any level, beginner to advanced. Take a one-on-one private lesson, or come in with a group of four to learn the ancient art of glass. Winter lessons are available Monday-Thursday, afternoons and evenings. First time participants will learn studio safety, how to gather glass from the furnace and shape it into a paperweight. Second timers will make small drinking glasses....after that it's up to you!
Already have some experience? No problem. We can work together to find the path towards the best results for your needs. Longer lesson times are available for experienced glassblowers. Topics for advanced people include goblets, cane-work, solid sculpting, incalmo, and anything else you can think of!!
Purchase lessons below, and email us to schedule.
Our gallery space is full of great gifts-ornaments, bowls, bud vases, and glasses. Plus one-of-a-kind sculptures inspired by the Maine coast. Glassblowing Lesson Gift Cards available.
Casco Bay Glassworks is located on Munjoy Hill in Portland, ME. Since 2002 CBG has been creating fine hand blown glass. Each piece is made by a small team of glass artists led by owner Ben Coombs. Venetian techniques and contemporary colors come together to create objects that are beautiful, yet sturdy enough for daily use. Buoy ornaments look great in a sunny window, colorful Pint Glasses make a table festive. Anchor Vases and Bowls are there to remind you of coastal life year-round, and Stemless Wine Glasses make a great gift for any occasion.
Hours by chance or appointment.