Gallery: Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 4pm (or by appointment)
Hot Shop Hours: These times vary; call in advance.
Note: Gallery is open on days that classes are held
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 that run from beautiful lake homes on Lake Weiss, log cabins close to the canyon, and quaint Bed & Breakfasts close to us or in Mentone.
Spring Open StudioApril 13, 9am-4pm
Welcome spring this year with a visit to Orbix Hot Glass for our Open Studio.
The lineup for this exciting day is:
9am-4pm - Blow Your Own Ornament - no reservation needed, $35./ornament
9:30, 11:30, 2:00 - Demonstrations by Cal Breed
1:00 - Glass Flower Demonstration by Jenny Rouse
The gallery will also be filled with new work by the Orbix team.
For more information call us at 256.523.3188, or email us at email@example.com.
Blow Your Own Ornament
April 27th, May 25th, June 22nd
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll schedule a special time or day just for you!
Cost - $35/ornament.
Sculpt your Own Flower
March 16th April 6th
May 11th June 8th
9am or 10am CST
Have you ever wanted to actually sit at the gaffer bench and feel what it is like to shape hot glass? In this new class offered at Orbix Hot Glass, its all about hands on experience in a safe and fun atmosphere with a final product we know you will love. After watching Jenny shape glass into a flower, you will then be given the chance to a sculpt your own from your chosen colors.
Each class is about one hour in length with a minimum of three people and a maximum of five. Each Saturday will have two class times, 9am and 10 am. You can sign up for either one; however, there must be three people signed up for us to have the class. In some cases we might combine classes into the 9am slot to have three participants.
Reservations are required. Please call us (256.523.3188) or email us (email@example.com) for more information or to reserve a spot.
Cost: $65 per person
Minimum age 13 years old
Shipping $8. each, or you may pick the pieces up on the following Tuesday.
Saturday, April 20th 9am-1pm
Saturday, May 18th 9am-1pm
Saturday, June 15th 9am-1pm
Saturday, July 6th 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 at the largest will be five 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 deposit required. Call us at 256.523.3188 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make a reservation.
Cost - $130.
Minimum age is 13 years old with parent
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 $160 for an hour. Maximum group is 20 people. 50% non-refundable deposit required.
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 - $35/ ornament