Ohio City Glass Art Studio / North Coast Glass Furnaces

Proud part of the community of artists at The Hildebrandt Provisions Co.

We have officially switched homes to 3700 Clark Ave at the back of The Hildebrandt Building.  Please read all the information presented here before emailing.

Due to the dangerous and complex nature of the activity we require advance notice of all physical and other ability handicaps ♿️ . Our studio is handicap accessible however there are some limitations that arise from the historic nature of the complex. Please let us know any special access you require well in advance. This complex physical activity usually requires bilateral coordination of hands and feet, however we can offer our own abilities to make nearly any situation doable with a little clever thinking and willingness to compromise.

New stained glass and fusing options as well as lampworking (borosilicate) options have been added for summer. Pumpkins and other fall options also back available for sign up.

“Blowing glass is not just art it is a highly trained and skilled, athletic performance sport.” – me, now.

Be prepared to be challenged like never before. Especially for our hot shop glass offerings, completion of workshops items we present as options is only feasible by assistance, supervision, and instruction. For your own best interest please treat the activity with the respect and consideration for difficulty and complexity it deserves. It is extremely beneficial to do some homework before your visit. There is a tremendous amount of information with YouTube and the rest of the internet. There’s practically no excuse to come in uninformed or without some idea of what you’re getting yourself into for SO MANY REASONS. We strongly recommend you at least google the nature of the activity you are signing yourself up for!

View location in embeded google maps window belowKeep reading below and then follow link to schedule.

**Please be careful and thorough when making your reservation. If you are using a GROUPON or LIVING SOCIAL voucher YOU MUST ADJUST the size of the reservation to match your voucher and do NOT enter any payment information. Entering your redemption code as a promo code zeroes the balance due when done correctly for the proper activity. **

IGNORE VOUCHER EXPIRATION DATES. ALL OUTSTANDING VOUCHERS ARE ACCEPTED AT FULL PROMOTIONAL VALUE.  

Schedule will show availability up to 1 full year from today’s date. Navigate using the arrows at the top of the calendar view. 

Click here to be taken to the schedule 

When all efforts and attempts fail, and after reviewing all information here and included with any voucher given to you, we may be reached via email at ocghildebrandt@gmail.com. E-mail is handled in batch method weekly.

* Scheduled workshops subject to change/cancellation from many factors outside of our control including weather, illness, equipment issues, power outages, emergencies and more. Affected groups are sent codes to reschedule when the issue has passed. Life happens, we are not immune to chaos.*

**Park where blue arrow leads, in orientation blue arrow indicates and seen here. Green arrow is entrance door, enter through garage if open, look for signs.**

NEW policies and FAQ

Here are some FAQs and Answers:

Q: My groupon is expiring, will you still honor it?

A: YES!

Q: What are your hours of operation?

A: Currently our hours are changing, refer to schedule of workshops.
Depending on instructor availability, private lessons may be scheduled outside of these times.

Q: What days do you do hold workshops?

A: Please consult the online schedule

Q: Can children participate in the workshops?

A: Yes. We have all ages participating under safe moderation.

Q: Can I bring someone along to watch?

A: NO UNPAID SPECTATORS ARE PERMITTED except in the one case of a minor needing an adult to accompany them for liability reasons. Do NOT bring extra persons with you that do not have a reservation at that time.

Q: What can I make during my private glass blowing class?

A: Usually one piece per person, and they are normally a large paper weight, ornament, flower or something similar.
If you have something in mind, feel free to talk to your teacher about what you want to make. If you are doing private rental or instruction time (NOT Groupon or first experience workshops), then you can work with our staff to make whatever is on your agenda.

Q: Should I bring anything to my class?

A: We suggest bringing a pair of lightly shaded sunglasses and water/something to drink.

Q: When can I pick up my piece?

A: Pieces are available the following weekend after your workshop, Saturdays and sundays are the best days to come, we are open 10am-6pm those days.

Q: What happens if my piece breaks during the cooling process?

A: Option 1:We will remake your piece. We will make it the exact same style and colors that you did.
Option 2: Schedule a time to remake your own piece
Option 3: Pick something from inventory of equal value

Sometimes pieces break during the cooling process or when we are cold working them, (smoothing the rough edges.)

Q: Do you do custom pieces?

A: Yes! Send us an email at ohiocityglass@gmail.com with the colors and dimensions you want. We offer memorial glass (incorporated cremains into the glass) as well as coupling ceremony glass (for marriages, engagements, etc), lighting, chandeliers, sculpture, functional wares and decorative glass, as well as welding and some glass repair services.
We will get back to you with a quote from the artist who best fits your needs.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Please wear closed-toed shoes and a light, cotton shirt to the studio. If you have long hair, be sure it is tied back.

Q: Do the glass artists accept tips?

A: Tipping is expected.  We literally put our blood and sweat and skin on the line for you and our assistance is crucial to the success of the piece. Working with beginners is especially challenging as we are trying to prevent you from hurting yourself and others while still making a thing that looks nice and having fun at the same time.  Generally a $10 tip per person in the group is the customary and expected amount.

Q: Can I take pictures or video while I am at Ohio City Glass?

A: Of course you can!
We encourage you to take pictures and video and always appreciate when we are tagged in your photos on Facebook and Instagram.

To reschedule a missed or cancelled workshop use the code sent to you in the cancellation email as a promo code to rebook.

Full refunds require review and are not guaranteed in every circumstance as we are an experience based business.

Ohio City Glass Art Studio / North Coast Glass Furnaces

Proud part of the community of artists at The Hildebrandt Provisions Co.

We have officially switched homes to 3700 Clark Ave at the back of The Hildebrandt Building.  Please read all the information presented here before emailing.

Due to the dangerous and complex nature of the activity we require advance notice of all physical and other ability handicaps ♿️ . Our studio is handicap accessible however there are some limitations that arise from the historic nature of the complex. Please let us know any special access you require well in advance. This complex physical activity usually requires bilateral coordination of hands and feet, however we can offer our own abilities to make nearly any situation doable with a little clever thinking and willingness to compromise.

New stained glass and fusing options as well as lampworking (borosilicate) options have been added for summer. Pumpkins and other fall options also back available for sign up.

“Blowing glass is not just art it is a highly trained and skilled, athletic performance sport.” – me, now.

Be prepared to be challenged like never before. Especially for our hot shop glass offerings, completion of workshops items we present as options is only feasible by assistance, supervision, and instruction. For your own best interest please treat the activity with the respect and consideration for difficulty and complexity it deserves. It is extremely beneficial to do some homework before your visit. There is a tremendous amount of information with YouTube and the rest of the internet. There’s practically no excuse to come in uninformed or without some idea of what you’re getting yourself into for SO MANY REASONS. We strongly recommend you at least google the nature of the activity you are signing yourself up for!

View location in embeded google maps window belowKeep reading below and then follow link to schedule.

**Please be careful and thorough when making your reservation. If you are using a GROUPON or LIVING SOCIAL voucher YOU MUST ADJUST the size of the reservation to match your voucher and do NOT enter any payment information. Entering your redemption code as a promo code zeroes the balance due when done correctly for the proper activity. **

IGNORE VOUCHER EXPIRATION DATES. ALL OUTSTANDING VOUCHERS ARE ACCEPTED AT FULL PROMOTIONAL VALUE.  

Schedule will show availability up to 1 full year from today’s date. Navigate using the arrows at the top of the calendar view. 

Click here to be taken to the schedule 

When all efforts and attempts fail, and after reviewing all information here and included with any voucher given to you, we may be reached via email at ocghildebrandt@gmail.com. E-mail is handled in batch method weekly.

* Scheduled workshops subject to change/cancellation from many factors outside of our control including weather, illness, equipment issues, power outages, emergencies and more. Affected groups are sent codes to reschedule when the issue has passed. Life happens, we are not immune to chaos.*

**Park where blue arrow leads, in orientation blue arrow indicates and seen here. Green arrow is entrance door, enter through garage if open, look for signs.**