Hot Shop Newbie Night is for non-members and Students who are interested in working in a fun, supervised environment in the hot shop. We provide a supervisor to advise you, but it's meant to be non-instructional practice time. It's not just for newbies! Experienced members who want to work in a supportive group environment are welcome.

You must have some glassblowing experience. Eligible experience includes completion of one of the following:

36 hours of instruction at TCGC. This can be achieved through one of the following:

  • 2 x Glassblowing 6-Week course (36 hours group instruction)
  • 1 x Glassblowing 6-Week course + 1 x Intro to Glassblowing Weekend Workshop + 1 Private Lesson (30 hours group instruction + 4 hours one-on-one), or
  • 4 x Private Lessons (16 hours one-on-one instruction)

OR Equivalent experience in another studio. Please contact us to discuss your experience and options.)

Do not work under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you appear intoxicated the Newbie Night supervisor will ask you to stop working.

Two benches are available each Newbie Night. You must work in a team of two or more people per bench. You must find your own partners. You can connect with other Newbies on the TCGC Newbie Night Facebook page.

Furnace glass, tools and safety glasses are provided. You must provide your own colour and/or frit. Here's a list of coloured glass suppliers you can order from. 

The cost per bench is $355.00 + GST, and must be booked and paid in advance.

We are working on an updated schedule for Hot Shop Newbie Nights. Please contact us for more information.