The Glass Blowing Center
Glass Blowing School and Gift Shop
Celebrating 14 years at this location  
... where glass blowing comes alive!

Covid-19 update

Due to the uncertainty of the Corona virus pandemic, we will remain closed as we monitor if the local cases increase or decrease over at least the next several weeks. Due to severe lung issues, Tom is in the high risk category of this virus.

Glass blowing classes can not happen at this time due to the social distancing issues involved with teaching. If you would like to take a class, please call Elaine to put your name on a list, and we will contact you immediately when we are able to resume teaching.

Group demonstrations are also on hold due to social distancing, but as with classes, please call to have your name put on a list.

If you would like to come in to our store in need of a gift, or to pick up an order you have on layaway, please call Elaine at 724-791-2100 to make an appointment.  This is not an inconvenience for us in any way, as we live right next door to the Glass Center.  If you do come in, please wear a mask for your safety as well as ours.

We appreciate your patience and understanding, and look forward to reopening as soon as it is safe to do so.

Classes are available!

The Glass Blowing Center offers a beginners class... no experience necessary!  Students will be working with clear borosilicate (Pyrex) rod and frit, which is crushed colored glass.  The current rate for a regular class is $50.00.

Projects will include:

  • Free form color pendants 
  • Mushroom pendant

All tools and materials will be supplied, and students get to keep everything they make. No prior experience is necessary for this class.

Class times are 5 to 7 pm, or 6 to 8 pm for your convenience, and are limited to 2 people per session.  If you have a friend or family member that would like to take the class with you, you can schedule your own class almost any day of the week.

Students can also rent bench space during normal business hours for $7.00 per hour.
*A small fee for materials will apply, depending on the projects you are working on.


Private lessons are also available at a rate of $30 per hour.  

Students can pay when they arrive.


The Glass Blowing Center  -  114 Leonard Road  - Hilliards, Pennsylvania 16040
For more information feel free to call us at (724) 791-2100  -  e-mail:

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