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.

Fall Open Studio
Oct. 25th
Join us for our 12th annual fall open studio.  The leaves are perfect and the temperature is just right for blowing some glass.  Hourly demonstations, as well as a chance to make your own ornament, are what's in store for the day.  We hope to see you come out.  

Blow Your Own Ornament

Oct. 25th
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29th
Dec. 6, 13th
Each of these Saturdays, hours are 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  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

2015 dates coming soon.

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 for more information or to make a reservation.
Cost - $135.  
2-4 students
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 - $38/ ornament