Tampa Bay glassblowing classes

Master the craft of glassblowing at these local studios — then decorate your home with your own stained-glass panel or tumblers.

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Tampa Bay artist Susan Gott works on a project at Gott Glass Studio & Gallery.

Photo via @gottglass

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Pull on those safety glasses and tie back those long locks. We’re learning how to harness a white-hot flame in the name of art.

We’ve rounded up five Tampa Bay area spots to learn the craft of glassblowing, stained-glass making, fusing pendants, and more.

Folks ages seven and up work with a glassblowing coach for 30-minute or hour-long sessions to make individual pieces like ornaments, pumpkins, candy dishes, and garden globes.

Pro tip: Book a hot glass date night for two for $225.

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Travel writer Kat Anderson works on a wine glass at Zen Glass Studio.

Located in Warehouse Arts District, this studio offers courses on making wine glasses, pendants, beads, or goblets.

Or sign up for the beginner’s flameworking class to get the basics down in three three-hour classes.

West of the Moon Stained Glass, 1057 W. Busch Blvd., Tampa

If you teach a man to fish... This local stained-glass studio offers 5-week beginner’s classes and nighttime options that prepare you to create your own glass works of art at home — on your own.

Choose from more than 60 patterns for your design + then learn how to finish your stained-glass panel.

Morean Glass Center, 714 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg

This downtown St. Pete arts staple teaches everything from intermediate glassblowing to mosaic portraits and glass casting.

Pro tip: Once your class has wrapped, roam the center’s gallery for inspiration.

KATGLASS Studio, 29146 US Hwy. 19 N., Clearwater

Calling all stained glass aficionados. This contemporary glass studio offers sessions on crafting suncatchers, glass art mosaics, and Tiffany-style panels, — private classes are also available.

Looking to try your hand at ceramics, crochet, painting, or floral arranging? We’ve got you covered.

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