Baltimore Glass Blowing Class

Baltimore, MD
Glass Blowing
15 Explorer Chicks
1/2 Day


Today’s glass blowing techniques echo those of the past, with skilled workers using methods of glass creation that have been passed down through the generations. At this hands-on glass blowing class, you will learn these same techniques to create your own unique piece of glassware.

Your left brain will be just as engaged as your right, because you’ll learn some pretty cool/nerdy stuff too. For example, did you know that glass is an amorphous solid? No, that’s not a contradiction in terms! It’s a solid but has a molecular structure that’s random like a liquid. This amorphous molecular structure is what makes it transparent. (Pretty cool right?!)

Create your own functional glassware at this glass blowing class

Each of our glass blowing classes will focus on a specific project (see details below), but the rest is up to you! After you learn the basics of glass blowing and studio safety, it’s time to fire up that creativity (literally). Then you will select your glass colors and create your own beautiful design—with help from a 2100-degree furnace. Our favorite part? You get to say things like, “Stick it in the glory hole!” 😲🤣 The “glory hole” is the furnace you heat the glass in. (Where was your mind going, silly?) Other terms you may hear are:

  • gaffers – experienced glassblowers who’s workshops are called
  • hot shops – gaffer workshops
  • crucibles – where silica is melted
  • maver – where silica is shaped

Sounds like fun already, and we haven’t even started! Join us for some creative fun during this glass blowing class in Baltimore.


Current offerings:

Rocks Glass 09/03

Pumpkin 10/01

Ornament 11/05


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  • All equipment and tools need.
  • Small-Group hands-on training.
  • After the cool-down process, you will be able to pick up your one-of-a-kind piece of art.
    • Shipping is available for about $10 if you cannot make it back.

*Explorer Chick and its partners reserve the option to modify trip itineraries at their discretion as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

*Tipping your Instructor is optional and not included in the price of your adventure. We recommend 10-20%

Why aren’t gratuities included in the event price? Allowing Guides/Instructor’s to accept tips is customary in the tour industry and for good reason. Explorer Chicks enjoy the opportunity to recognize their Instructors personally.

  • Create your very own, one-of-a-kind piece of functional glassware.
  • Your creation will have to cool down slowly and will be available to pick up in approximately 2-3 days.
    • Shipping is available for about $10 if you cannot make it back.
  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to the start time.
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours.
  • Women-Only, 21+
  • Parking available at the studio.


  • Your order Confirmation will include a link to the Explorer Chick Smart Waiver. Please take a minute to sign online.

Cancellation Policy:

  • This is an indoor, all-weather event. If unforeseen circumstances occur and a class must be canceled, Explorer Chick will contact all participants and offer them a make-up date for the class. If the make-up date will not work, you will be provided a full refund.


McFadden Art Glass

6802 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

  • All clothing must be cotton.
  • Closed-toed shoes.
  • Long-sleeved cotton shirt optional (that furnace gets hot!)– no loose sleeves.
  • Water Bottle (the building will be hot).
    • snacks are welcome!
  • Sunglasses if your eyes are sensitive to light.
  • Long hair should be pulled back securely.

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