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How to Rent a Glassblowing Studio

Learn from expert Ed Donovan how to rent a glassblowing studio in this Howcast video.


Hi, my name is Ed Donovan I'm here at DC GlassWorks. You can find us at We are a public access glass blowing facility, we also do metal and metal-casting and welding. We are primarily a teaching facility. We want to share with people the magic of glass blowing. It is an amazing substance and today I'm gonna be talking to you about glass-blowing. Renting a glass studio, it should be really easy. All you need to do is find a studio in your area, and if they do have rentals, then you want to contact them, let them know what you're interested in. Here at DC GlassWorks, it is a very simple procedure. Once you've taken a class with us or illustrated your ability to blow glass, you go to our website, you click on our calendar and just send us a email to our rental keep. What he'll do is put you on the calendar for your designated slot. Essentially, the information that you want to know or give to the studio, is what time you want to rent, typically when you're renting, there is a minimum that you have to rent. For our studio, it is 3 hours. As you can see, there is a lot of preparation that goes into getting it ready for you to rent. Let's say I want to work at 10 to 2. At 9 o clock, someone will be here to start that glory hole, set the tools on the bench for you if you are going to use the shop's tools. Everything takes time to come up the temperature. So it's very important to follow the shop's rules. Shop rules can be very vague, to very specific. Renting a studio should be very straightforward. You just want to contact the studio, find out their basic requirements, the time minimums and maximums, and how much glass they allow you to use. At our studio, we have a maximum of 25 pounds which is a lot.

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