AUGUST HOURS – Hot shop is closed. Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday 10am-2pm. NO TOURS OR CLASSES.
SEPTEMBER – JULY HOURS – Tuesday through Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 9am – 2pm (Jan through Sept, OTHER THAN AUGUST) 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 20 – 9am – 4pm
The annual fall open studio is back again! We welcome everyone to come to Lookout Mountain and join us for a day of blowing ornaments and watching some amazing glassblowing demonstrations. This event kicks off our fall and holiday Saturday ornament-making sessions. It is also a wonderful time to enjoy a fall day on Lookout Mountain with the peak of autumn leaf changes. We hope to see you on our porch.
Blow Your Own Ornament
October 20, 27 – 9am-4pm
November 3, 10, 17, 23, 24 – 9am-4pm
December 1, 8, 15 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.
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
Oct 26 (1pm) Friday Classes
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.
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. 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