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Ohio City Glass is a small glass art studio located at 3821 Lorain Ave in the Ohio City Historic District of Cleveland, Ohio. We offer instruction in the art of glassblowing in an intimate, small class size format, catering to most any age group and experience level. In addition to our mission to share the glassblowing experience with the residents of greater Cleveland, Ohio and the surrounding region, we also offer custom glass by commission, from the smallest bead to full scale chandeliers and sculptural installations. Other popular services include but are not limited to special items such as memorial glass sculptures (often incorporating cremated remains into molten glass), unity ceremonies in glass for couples, some glass repair and reproduction.   Our hours are appointment only during the week with public hours during the weekends, 10-5.

WORKSHOP Gift Cards                                       CASH Gift Cards

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE

FOR ASSISTANCE OR INFORMATION ON RESCHEDULING CLICK HERE

TIP: to view availability up to 1 year into the future click the arrows at the top of the calendar to change year in the schedule, then click the month to change date from there.

Please note we do not use voice calls for communication due to volume.  Disregard any old number you may find listed and please notify us of where you saw it so we can have it removed as that no longer connects to us in any way. Contact us via email at OCGScheduling@gmail.com for scheduling assistance. Other questions can typically be answered in our FAQ and Policies below, or via email at ohiocityglass@gmail.com. Thanks!

Due to a limited occupancy permit of 15 persons and even more limited seating we cannot permit UNPAID spectators, EXCEPT in the case of ONE adult accompanying one or more minor participants. Spectator fee is $20/person. 
Pickup hours are WEEKENDS ONLY SATURDAY SUNDAY 10AM-5:00PM items are held for over 1 year in storage but we ask you to come in a timely manner to avoid loss or damage. 

BE SURE TO ADJUST YOUR GROUP SIZE WHEN BOOKING AND USING SCHEDULE AS A REFERENCE! – -ON ARRIVAL INCORRECTLY MADE RESERVATIONS WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR ANOTHER DATE DUE TO OVERBOOKING AND TIME CONCERNS– Groupon redemption instructions can be found on the voucher.  Groupon vouchers never expire with us. Redemption instructions on the printed voucher. Use redemption code or gift card ID by clicking Gift Card/Promo Code links in the scheduling process. Be sure to read all information contained in emails we send prior to your scheduled activity, as well as to share the information with all of your party. Please also take this time to review the information below and in the FAQ section.

WE HONOR ALL GROUPON VOUCHERS REGARDLESS OF EXPIRATION DATE

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***NOTICE***

WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE CANCELLATION DUE TO EXTREME HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE STUDIO FROM OUR EQUIPMENT THAT RUNS OVER 2300 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. BECAUSE WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE WEATHER WILL BE IN ADVANCE WE STILL ALLOW SCHEDULING DURING THAT TIME.  RESCHEDULING  FOR CANCELLATION COMING FROM US IS FREE.
FOR ASSISTANCE OR INFORMATION ON RESCHEDULING CLICK HERE
Ohio City Glass Policies
  • It is recommended that you bring water or other non-alcoholic beverages, other than tap water we usually have soda, bottled water, and non-alcoholic adult beverages for sale in the hotter months of the year.
  • This is a workshop environment; please dress appropriately. Casual dress. Not responsible to damage to clothing due to improper attire. No open toed shoes or high heels.  You will be made to sit out and behind the safety line and not permitted to participate if you have open toed shoes or flip flops.
  • All necessary safety equipment will be provided but customers are encouraged to bring their own safety glasses if they desire.
  • All work MUST be picked up at a later date because of necessary cooling time and finishing. Work may be shipped at the customer’s expense. Ohio City Glass is not responsible for damage during shipping.
  • In the event of class cancellation by Ohio City Glass due to weather or unforeseen circumstances (illness, equipment failure, emergency) customers can reschedule at no cost.
  • 48 hours cancellation notice required for refunds in most cases. We reserve the right to refuse refunds in the event of a “no-show” or arrival beyond stated cut of time of +10 min. afters scheduled start time according to our clock.
  • $30 rescheduling fee may apply at our discretion following customer cancellations within 48 hours. Same day cancellations are typically forfeiture of your funds/voucher and activity.
  • Classes may run over their scheduled time.
  • In the event of breakage during cooling process or any other reason customers can choose to remake their work at an available date of their choosing or choose a piece from the gallery of equal value.
  • Vouchers will be honored beyond expiration date if scheduling is not available within a 90 day period or in the event of cancellation by Ohio City Glass.
  • Serious health conditions or special needs must be disclosed before visit due to the potentially hazardous nature of the activity. All attempts will be made to accommodate each individual based on the specific situation.
  • No experience required for NOVICE workshops, all customers will work with the assistance of a skilled artist. Some options are WAY more enjoyable if you have previous experience here with us or elsewhere. We prefer you go through a novice class first here even in that case.
  • Please PLAN to arrive no earlier than 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time and no later than 5 minutes before.
  • $30 rescheduling fee may apply at our discretion following customer cancellations within 48 hours. Same day cancellations are typically forfeiture of your funds/voucher and activity.
  • We comply with and enforce all local mandates and health regulations
  • additional policies rules and regulations may apply that are not listed here and we reserve the right to enforce them to ensure the safety of our participants and staff.

NEW! 2021-2022 Gift Cards and Workshop Specials

TIP: to view availability up to 1 year into the future click the arrows at the top of the calendar to change year in the schedule, then click the month to change date from there.

promotional codes not valid for cash gift cards. Cash gift cards are worth the amount you pay.  If you apply the current discount code, for example, for $100 cash card you paid $30 for is only worth $30

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Click HERE for NOVICE WORKSHOP gift cards

Click HERE for THURSDAY CUP CLASS gift cards

Click HERE for HOLLOW PUMPKIN CLASS gift cards

 

Click HERE FOR CASH VALUE GIFT CARDS

Click Here for new Hildebrandt location Schedule

NEW! 2021-beyond 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, but open most of the day fridays and 10-6 Saturdays and Sundays
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: 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: Yes, my workshop leaders are tipped employees.  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 online calendar to reference availability and send new date and time to grouponocg@gmail.com . We will move your existing booking manually.

Rescheduling requests are handled in order they are received.

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TIP: to view availability up to 1 year into the future click the arrows at the top of the calendar to change year in the schedule, then click the month to change date from there.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE

Click the above link to be taken to our online schedule and payment system run by PEEK tour and activity portal.  Be sure to enter the correct party size for your reservation.  GROUPON RESERVATIONS MUST MATCH SIZE OF GROUPON VOUCHER, AND CANNOT BE COMBINED TO FORM ONE SINGLE LARGE RESERVATION MADE WITH TWO CODES.

**YOU CAN USE THEM AT THE SAME TIME SLOT BUT MUST MAKE MULTIPLE RESERVATIONS THAT MATCH THE VOUCHER SIZE.**

TO USE A GROUPON VOUCHER YOU MUST ENTER THE REDEMPTION CODE AS A PROMO CODE AT CHECKOUT.

NO ADDITIONAL PAYMENT OR CREDIT CARD NEEDED WHEN DONE CORRECTLY WITH PROPER CODE, DURING VALID TIME, AND IF THERE IS ROOM TO ACCOMODATE YOUR RESERVATION.

99% OF SCHEDULING PROBLEMS ARE ENTRY ERROR OR NOT ENOUGH ROOM.

The New Ohio City Glass/North Coast Glass at The Hildebrandt

VIEW OUR 2021-2022 OFFERINGS AT OUR NEW 4000+SF SPACE AT THE HILDEBRANDT BUILDING

Don’t worry we aren’t going far! Located less than 1 mile from our current location, on Watson Avenue in Ohio City Historic district of Cleveland Ohio! We are just beyond tickled to be welcomed into this AMAZING community and look forward to bringing even MORE HEAT and EXCITEMENT to the HILDEBRANDT!

YOU can help us GROW and book your spot today at presale pricing for HOT GLASS at THE HILDEBRANDT

We have so much more in store for Fall 2021 and going into 2022, including live hot glass auctions, monthly demos and guest artists, advanced class offerings, expanded facilities, rentals, equipment construction and sales, JUST to name a few!

Currently accepting applications from qualified glass artists seeking instructor team positions. Please email OCGHildebrandt@gmail.com with images of your work and explanation of experience and why you feel you would make a good addition to our vision and mission to share our experience and passion of glass art with the community.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PRESALE OFFERINGS/GIFT CARDS FOR OUR NEW LOCATION