We have had folks as young as 5 and as old as 88 (so far) come out and give this a try. Algar Dole (gaffer) has been doing this for over 30 years. Algar has been partnered up with the farm for over 20 years where we have sold his ornaments and other glass items. He now has a small glass shop at our farm where he instructs short workshops (1 - 3 hours) several times a year.
Nov 26-Dec 7, Mon - Fri
Gather up some friends, family, co-workers, Scouts...Call to set up a day and time you would like to come out and take a lesson. He will be available from 9 am until the last sign up time at 6 pm. 931 980-3985 or Linda.email@example.com
Blow an Ornament (ages 5 and up) $20. You select colors and style, but Gaffer does the work and you get to blow air in the pipe.
The following are for ages 14 and up. You will handle the pipe, pick up colors, fuse them in the furnace, shape and or blow depending on the project.
Make 1 ornament $35; Make 2 ornaments $60 - you get a little better and more comfortable; Make 4 ornaments $110 - now you're cooking. Paperweight $50; Pumpkin $50; Flower $35; Egg $50
Losing a loved one is difficult. You can encapsulate a bit of their ashes in glass. Shown is a hanging orb but you can also select a heart or paperweight. $50
Just about anyone. Also, we have had several homeschool and scout groups and team building work groups. We make it educational and fun for them, often adding a walking tour of the farm for these groups. They often bring their lunches or dogs and s'mores to fix over a fire. Everyone is welcomed to enjoy our farm while they are here.
What do I wear? No open toed shoes. Cotton clothes are best, keep away from poly or nylon.
Do I have to make an appointment? Yes. Definitely.
Do you take credit cards? Yes