Those of you that have visited one of our Open Studio events are no-doubt aware that we give our visitors a chance to try their hand at sandblasting during the show. This has proven to be a very popular attraction and lots of people have asked us to do it again. We don’t have any Open Studio events coming up right away, so we’re going to try something new and throw a Sandblast Party.
Candlelight Glass Sandblast Party
Sunday, Feb 11
1:00pm – 5:00pm
As with our Open Studio events we will be giving people the opportunity to decorate and sandblast their own glassware to create keepsake items or unique gifts, but for the party, we will have some new options available. There will be the usual assortment of wine, beer and water glasses, but we’ll be adding, dinner and desert plates, candle holders and flower vases, including some beautiful colored glassware and maybe a few surprises. We’ll of-course have the usual assortment of punches available to create designs to put on your glassware, but we’ll also have a bunch of pre-cut stencils featuring a wide variety of fun new patterns to play with. Since our first party will be just before Valentines day, we’ll be sure to include some appropriately themed hearts and cherubs for those of you wanting to create a unique gift for your sweetheart. We’ll even have the ability to make stencils with specific words or names so you can really customize your design.
For the Sandblast Party, we want to be sure we have sufficient materials on hand and time to work with each participant to provide help and guidance, so attendance will be limited to just 12 people.
There is a studio fee of $10 per person that includes the following:
- All necessary supplies, like tape and stencil material
- Use of any of our punches for creating stencils
- A wide variety of pre-cut stencils
- Use of tools for cutting, weeding and applying stencils
- Expert instruction and assistance
- Use of the sandblaster (or we’ll do it for you if you want)
- Light (non-alcohol) refreshments and snacks
As described above, we’ll have a wide assortment of clear and colored glassware available for you to decorate and sandblast. Each of the glassware items will be individually priced, including wine glasses for as little as $3 each and most items costing less than $10. Many pre-cut stencils are included in the studio-fee, but we will also offer some larger, or more elaborate, pre-cut stencils and the ability to create custom stencils, like names or initials for a modest additional cost.
This is a fun and safe activity for all ages. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Come alone, make it a date with your valentine or a fun, creative activity with friends or family. However you do it, you’re sure to have a good time. Click here to register and reserve your spot.
If the party idea proves to be as popular as the open studio events have been, we’ll be doing more of them in the future, so don’t despair if you miss this one. Just make sure you’re on our mailing list and you’ll be notified of future opportunities.