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ArtsQuest Glass Studio

The Lehigh Valley’s only hot glass studio!

Since opening in the fall of 2006, the Hot Glass Studio at the Banana Factory has welcomed thousands of students taking classes, and thousands of visitors enjoying demonstrations, parties and team building experiences. As the only hot glass studio in the region, we offer classes to all ages and levels, from teens through adults, and from beginners to advanced.

Dennis Gardner is the Glass Studio Manager, assisted by Dan Getz, Brian Toseland and Ken Shirey. There are regularly scheduled events such as the “Hot Glass Experience”. These allow individuals to book 20-minute slots and create their own piece of art, such as a flower, a paperweight, or pumpkin. The Hot Glass Studio is also represented at several off-site festivals, including Musikfest, Oktoberfest and Christkindlmarkt.

The Hot Glass Studio also accommodates group events, including demonstrations, fun party outings, and corporate team building programs.

In addition we have a Fusing and Slumping studio at the Banana Factory. This very popular program is taught by Roy Gruver, and consists of working with flat glass in distinctive patterns, melting it in kilns and creating one of a kind decorative artwork.

The Glass Studio’s artists can be commissioned for a wide range of custom art, including sculptures, installation pieces and decorative & functional glassware. For information on commissioned work, please contact Dennis Gardner at dgardner@artsquest.org, or at 610-332-1317.

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