Hot Shop Hours: These times vary; call in advance.  We typically blow glass Tuesdays through Saturdays (until noon).  Many times you can watch, but there are times when the level of focus for our artists is extremely high and for success of the piece and safety for everyone  we must close off viewing to the public.  Please be considerate of this request if that occurs during a time of your visit. Thanks.
 
Lookout Mountain and Little River Canyon are beautiful at all times of the year, so plan to make a weekend of it. We’ll put you in touch with people who can provide accommodations such as  beautiful lake homes on Lake Weiss, log cabins close to the canyon, or quaint Bed & Breakfasts close to us or in Mentone.

Blow Your Own Ornament

February 14thMarch 14th, April 11th, May 9th
 9am-4pm CST.

This has become very popular here at Orbix Hot Glass! Come design and literally “blow” your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists. For this we welcome people of all ages (okay you have to be at least 5 years old). Sign up for our newsletter under the “Contact Us" section of our website, and we’ll keep you up-to-date on days when we’ll be having this event. No reservations needed!
If you have a group who wants to make at least eight ornaments, call (256.523.3188) or email us at info@orbixhotglass.com.  You may come on our BYOO Event days or we’ll schedule a special time or day just for you!

Cost - $38/ornament.


Paperweight Classes

January 17thFebruary 21stMarch 21st, April 18th, May 16th

Gift certificates available for 2015 classes.

All Paperweight Classes Saturdays from 9am-1pm.
This class is designed for those who really just want see what molten glass is all about - feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass into you own design.  It is ultimately about the experience, some experimentation and a couple nice paperweights to take home or to the office to show your friends.
Class size is maximim of four students so everyone has adequate time at the bench working.   
There will be material provided before the class for you to review and become familiar with concerning safety and basic glassblowing vocabulary.  Please join us for some in-depth discovery. 
Reservations and full payment required. Call us at 256.523.3188 or email us at info@orbixhotglass.com for more information or to make a reservation.
Cost - $135.  
2-4 students
Minimum age is 13 years old with parent
 
 

 Sculpt your Own Flower  

January 24thFebruary 28thMarch 28th, April 25th, May 23rd

Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass?  In this class, its all about a hands-on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. After watching us shape glass into a flower, it's your turn to sit at the bench to a sculpt your own from an array of colors.  Our artists are the to step in and lend a hand or guide you as you shape the glass.

Each class is  about one hour in length with a minimum of three people and a maximum of five.  

Reservations and full payment are required. Please call us (256.523.3188) or email us (info@orbixhotglass.com) for more information or to reserve a spot.

Cost:  $75 per person

Minimum age 13 years old



Studio Tours/Group Events

Studio Tours -- Looking for a unique event for your club or a group of friends?  Come watch one of our glass artists give a private glassblowing demonstration. They will answer all your questions about the process and you can view the end result of their hard work in our gallery. Cost is $170 for an hour.  Maximum group is 20 people. Full payment is required in advance.  

 
Private Blow Your Own Ornament -- Another option for groups is to schedule a private Blow Your Own Ornament Event. A minimum of eight ornaments is required.
Cost - $38/ ornament