Ohio City Glass Art Studio / North Coast Glass Furnaces

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

Please read the important informational content below and you will find the link to the schedule of offerings below as well as in the menu tab above.

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.

New stained glass and fusing options as well as lampworking (borosilicate) options have been added for summer.

“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. Completion of workshops items we present as options is only feasible with incredible amount of assistance supervision and instruction. Treat the activity with the respect and consideration for difficulty and complexity it deserves. Do some homework before your visit, with YouTube and the rest of the internet there is no excuse to come in uninformed without some idea of what you’re getting yourself into for SO MANY REASONS. Google it.

Every artist has spent years and tears on learning their craft do not insult us with phrases like “this is harder than it looks” or expect to be a master your first visit it is naive and disrespectful. And yes. It’s hot. Let’s just all acknowledge glassblowing is hot. The furnaces are hot. If you’re afraid of fire this ain’t for you. If you can’t take the heat… you know the rest.

Beginners make beginner stuff. If you want something complicated you can place a custom order or buy something premade from inventory.

We have a stepped level of difficulty offerings like any higher educational institution would. Start at 100 level and work your way up repeating as needed. This is the way.

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.

While we understand life happens we do require a 30 dollar processing fee for rescheduling requests because of labor and costs to accommodate such requests.

Be aware that, because of the complex nature of the process and imperfect nature of life scheduled workshops are always 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. Refunds can be obtained in most cases if rescheduling is not possible ONLY if we have cancelled on you.

We have a third party disputes management team with our vendor Peek for disputed funds and they follow specific policy and protocol of their own. Groupon customer service handles Groupon customer payment issues.

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. We do not respond to emails instantly, our system is entirely automated. If it is not working you’re doing something wrong with entry or attempting to overbook or sign up for the wrong activity with mismatched voucher etc. 

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.  

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.

Please read the important informational content below and you will find the link to the schedule of offerings below as well as in the menu tab above.

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.

New stained glass and fusing options as well as lampworking (borosilicate) options have been added for summer.

“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. Completion of workshops items we present as options is only feasible with incredible amount of assistance supervision and instruction. Treat the activity with the respect and consideration for difficulty and complexity it deserves. Do some homework before your visit, with YouTube and the rest of the internet there is no excuse to come in uninformed without some idea of what you’re getting yourself into for SO MANY REASONS. Google it.

Every artist has spent years and tears on learning their craft do not insult us with phrases like “this is harder than it looks” or expect to be a master your first visit it is naive and disrespectful. And yes. It’s hot. Let’s just all acknowledge glassblowing is hot. The furnaces are hot. If you’re afraid of fire this ain’t for you. If you can’t take the heat… you know the rest.

Beginners make beginner stuff. If you want something complicated you can place a custom order or buy something premade from inventory.

We have a stepped level of difficulty offerings like any higher educational institution would. Start at 100 level and work your way up repeating as needed. This is the way.

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.

While we understand life happens we do require a 30 dollar processing fee for rescheduling requests because of labor and costs to accommodate such requests.

Be aware that, because of the complex nature of the process and imperfect nature of life scheduled workshops are always 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. Refunds can be obtained in most cases if rescheduling is not possible ONLY if we have cancelled on you.

We have a third party disputes management team with our vendor Peek for disputed funds and they follow specific policy and protocol of their own. Groupon customer service handles Groupon customer payment issues.

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. We do not respond to emails instantly, our system is entirely automated. If it is not working you’re doing something wrong with entry or attempting to overbook or sign up for the wrong activity with mismatched voucher etc. 

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.  

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.**