Indianapolis Glass Blowing Class

Indianapolis, IN
Glass Blowing
20 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 artwork.

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 a Stunning Piece of Glass Artwork At Our Women’s Only Glass Blowing Class

Each of our glass blowing classes will focus on a specific seasonal 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). 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 seasonal fun during this half-day glass blowing class in Indianapolis.

Seasonal Glass Blowing Classes



February 5, 2022



March 12, 2022



April 23, 2022


Flower Dish

May 28, 2022



Bubble Bowls

August 27, 2022



Round Paperweight

September 24, 2022



October 15, 2022



November 5 and December 10, 2022




  • 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 $20 if you can not 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.

  • 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 $20 if you can not make it back.
  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to the start time
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Women-Only, 21+
  • Parking in front of Shop


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


GRT Glass Design

6400 S Brookville Rd,

Indianapolis, IN 46219


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

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