JANUARY – SEPTEMBER HOURS – Tuesday through Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 9am – 2pm (Jan through Sept) and 9am-4pm (Oct through Dec).
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.
Lookout Mountain and Little River Canyon are beautiful at all times of the year, so plan to make a weekend of it. If you are looking for accommodations or other events in our area, please check out visitlookoutmountain.com.
Fall Open Studio
October 26 – 9am-4pm
Mark your calendars for October 26th for our 17th annual Fall Open Studio from 9am to 4pm. Cal and the team will be conducting glassblowing demonstrations throughout the day. Also, there is the opportunity to blow your own ornament with the help of our studio assistants. Travel to Lookout Mountain and enjoy some art, fresh air and porch time at Orbix.
Blow Your Own Ornament
October 19 – 9am-4pm
October 26 – with OPEN STUDIO 9am-4pm
November 02 – 9am-4pm
November 09 – 9am-4pm
November 16 – 9am-4pm
November 23 – 9am-4pm
November 29 (Friday) – 9am-4pm
November 30 – 9am-4pm
December 07 – 9am-4pm
December 14 – 9am-4pm
December 21 – 9am-4pm
This is our most popular event 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Tumbler Class – 4 Hour Class
Curious about glassblowing?
This introductory glassblowing class teaches many fundamentals through the process of making a small tumbler (cup). Plenty of hands-on experience from choosing colors, gathering, paddling, blowing and shaping is gained in this four hour experience.
Class size is maximum of four students so everyone has adequate time at the bench working. Some safety material is provided before the class for you to review. Please join us for some in-depth discovery.
Call us at 256.523.3188 or email us at email@example.com for more information or to make a reservation.
Reservations and full payment required. Cost – $145. 2-4 students. Minimum age is 13 years old with parent. Shipping $8. each, or you may pick the pieces up on the following Tuesday or later.
Sculpt your Own Flower – 1 Hour Class
October 18 – (Friday)- 10:30am and 12:30pm FULL
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 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 there 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to reserve a spot.
Cost: $75 per person. Minimum age 13 years old. Shipping $8. each, or you may pick the pieces up on the following Tuesday or later.
Paperweight Class – 4 Hour Class
This class is designed for those who really want to see what molten glass is all about – feel the heat, gather from the furnace, sculpt the glass. Class size is maximum of four students so everyone has adequate time at the bench working. Some safety material is provided before the class for you to review. Please join us for some in-depth discovery. Reservations and full payment required. Call us at 256.523.3188 or email us at email@example.com for more information or to make a reservation.
Cost – $145 per person. 2-4 students. Minimum age is 13 years old with parent. Shipping $8. each, or you may pick the pieces up on the following Tuesday or later.
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