Join us in the fall

In the Summer months we stop offering glass classes as it is not safe due to the heat.

stafford art glass classes

Learn the ancient art of glass blowing

Parker Stafford began blowing glass at the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale while studying to receive his M.F.A. in Sculpture in 1994, and except for a seven year stint teaching Sculpture at Radford University, his focus has remained in glass since his graduation from SIU-C in 1996. Parker has taught glassblowing to hundreds of students, many who have never had any glassblowing experience.  Parker brings his enthusiasm for the medium to beginners in a way that is easy to understand and works one-on-one with all of his students regardless of class type.

What To Wear: All class participants need to wear all-cotton clothing (no synthetic-please check), and shoes that cover and protect your feet (no sandals or flip flops). Clothing should be comfortable but not too loose.

Ages:  13 to adult. For children younger, we adjust involvement based on their development level.

For safety reasons, we do not blow glass when the outside temperature is 80°+

Parker Stafford teaching a student

BLOW YOUR OWN PUMPKIN

You get to design your own choosing from a broad color range.

BLOW YOUR OWN ORNAMENT BALL

Learn the basics of glass blowing in a supportive and fun environment.

GLASS PAPERWEIGHT CLASS

Hour-long class takes you through the steps necessary in the making of paperweights.

THE DAYLONG INTENSIVE CLASS

This class is a great way to get familiar with glass in a welcoming, safe, and fun environment.

WEEKEND INTENSIVE CLASS

This is our best class for the person wanting immersion in glass making.