Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm We are closed Sundays and Mondays. Note: Gallery is open on days that classes are held Hot Shop Hours: These times vary; call in advance.  We typically blow glass Tuesdays through Fridays (10am – 4pm) and Saturdays (10am – 2pm).  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 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.

Open Studio Day

 April 15th 9am-4pm

This annual event kicks off our Spring season.  Timed with the peak of Spring colors around Lookout Mountain, our hope is to provide a day of natural and artistic beauty from our studio porches.  Demonstrations by Cal and his team of artists run throughout the day .  Also, there is a chance to blow an ornament.  So, please join us for a glimpse into the studio and our favorite time of the year.

Blow Your Own Ornament

April 15th, May 13th


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. Shipping $8. each, or you may pick the pieces up on the following Tuesday or later for Saturday classes.

Sculpt your Own Flower  

April 8th, May 13th(only 10:30), May 20th

10:30am to 11:30am or 12:30pm to 1:30pm

All Sculpt your Own Flower Classes are on Saturdays from either 10:30am to 11:30am or from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.  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 ( for more information or to reserve a spot.Cost:  $75 per personMinimum age 13 years old Shipping $8. each, or you may pick the pieces up on the following Tuesday or later for Saturday classes.

Paperweight Classes

April 22nd, May 27th

9am to 1pm

Gift certificates are available for all 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 nice paperweight 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 tour — 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