Behind-the-Scenes Glass Artisan Demonstration and Tour
Deepen your appreciation for the local artisan community at the just-opened hot shop in Berkeley for an up-close tour of the glassblowing process, and take home a glassybaby in your choice of color.... more less
IfOnly invites you to glassybaby’s newly opened glassblowing studio in Berkeley, a 13,000 square-foot warehouse filled with beautiful displays of jewel-like vessels. Designed by Matt Stromberg, the California headquarters incorporates custom woodwork made with reclaimed bleachers from U.C. Berkeley’s memorial stadium.
From the moment you step into the hot shop, you’ll be warmly greeted by a member of the glassybaby team. Tour the facility during production hours and see votives in various stages of production. Each glassybaby is heated in a 2,300 degree oven, handblown, and requires the attention of four individual makers. Seeing the entire process of glassblowing up close will give you a deeper appreciation of the design objects. At the end of the tour, you’ll receive your own votive to take home with you. Inspired by hope and healing, glassybaby is committed to giving a portion of each product sold to charity.
- Private tour of the glassybaby hot shop
- Each member of your party receives a parting gift of one glassybaby of their choosing
- Experience provided in English (US)
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- Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on luminary’s availability
This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete
- glassybaby and IfOnly are not responsible for damage, personal injury or loss of property
- Guest must review and sign a hold harmless form acknowledging the terms and safety requirements of the hot shop
- glassybaby is a working glassblowing production facility, so there may be noises, odors and other conditions associated with the venue
- Please note guests will not be making a glassybaby. Color selection is limited to on-hand stock and will be displayed for guests to choose
- Exotics and double overlay's are not included for the glassybaby
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