You must be an approved Co-op member to rent studio time at Terminal City Glass Co-op.


Or, if you prefer, visit us on Newbie Night.

Payment Plans

NOTE: All rental rates are subject to GST. The rates below do not include GST.

These additional Hot Shop charges apply regardless of Plan type:

  • Hot shop torch use is $4.00 per slot (or $1.00/hr)
  • Garage use is $10.00 per slot (or $2.50/hr)
  • Overage Charge: $3.30 per lb over the allowed 16 lbs per blow slot.

As of Sept 1st, 2020 Flame Shop hourly rates have also been adjusted and lowered slightly - the new rates are;

  • Casual: $15 p/hr
  • Plan A-FW: $12 p/hr
  • Plan B-FW: $10 p/hr

Surcharge for Mid-Range torch: $1

Surcharge for Red Max torch: $2

* Please note, there's no need to split your time between different torches, just select the primary torch you used*

COVID updates

How to use the new system for flame shop, cold shop & sandblaster bookings:
  • You can now pre-book your flame table seat in Supersaas
  • This reserves your place - once you have finished working, just adjust the original booking to reflect the time you actually used
  • Select the primary torch used from the drop down menu
  • All seats are first come, first served - apart from the side station which is a separate option
  • Cold Shop & Sandblaster users: select your option from the dropdown to pre-book, and the 'no torch' option - you will not need to adjust your time, please log via the sheets as usual

Schedules for Booking or Logging Time

Members can use these links to jump right to the Supersaas schedules.


Hot Shop Rental

  • We offer 3 blow slots per day
  • Each slot is 4 hours
  • Start times are 9:30 am, 2:00 pm or 6:30 pm
  • Includes shared kiln. (Private kilns available, but limited!)
  • Must be an approved Co-op member to sign-up
  • Pre-booking required


Flameworking Rental

  • Available from 8:00 am to 1:00 am daily. You may not start work before 8:00 am and must finish by 1:00 am
  • Time is billed in 15 minute increments
  • Rental includes the use of a shared kiln (either boro or soft glass)
  • Must be an approved Co-op member to rent time in the flameworking studio
  • Pre-booking is required
  • Two torches on the side station are available when a class or private lesson is using the full flame table. Side station torches are first come, first served


Cold Shop Rental 

  • Time is billed in 15 minute increments
  • Includes full use of cold shop machines
  • Includes use of studio belts & blades. (Purchase of own belts & blades recommended for important work)
  • Does not include grit
  • Does not include storage space
  • Users must have taken a Cold Shop Orientation (for members only) or equivalent

>>> SIGN UP FOR A COLD SHOP ORIENTATION  (First Tuesday of each month.)

Please log your cold shop time on the clipboard in the cold shop.

Fusing Studio Trial Program

  • Use of the Fusing Studio space, tools and equipment is free, but must be booked in advance in Supersaas. Follow this link to book studio time.
  • Glass pieces larger than 3 square inches must be weighed and paid for at a rate of $10.00/lb.
  • The fusing kiln automatically tracks energy use and calculates the cost at the end of each firing. Users must find and record the cost of the previous cycle before opening the kiln and unloading any work. The kiln cost varies with the type of firing (fuse vs. slump) and with the duration and temperature of the slump cycle, and will likely be in the range of $10-20 per cycle.
  • Users must have taken a fusing course (at TCGC or elsewhere) and if the course was not at TCGC they must also take a studio orientation. Please email for more information.
  • Must be an approved Co-op member to use the Fusing Studio.

Sandblaster Rental 

Users must have taken a Sandblaster Orientation (for members only) or equivalent.

  • Time is billed in 15 minute increments


Please log your sandblaster time on the clipboard in the sandblaster room.

Private Kiln Rental

  • Small (annealer 2): $20 + GST per 24 hours
  • Medium (annealer 1, 4 or 5): $25 + GST per 24 hours
  • Large (annealer 3): $30 + GST per 24 hours
  • Kiln rental is for members only, and for use with our glassblowing and flameworking facilities
  • Sorry, we are unable to accommodate fusing projects

Members, please to make arrangements for private kiln use.

Member Shelf Rental

  • Large: 36”W x 24”D x 13.5”H $275 + GST per year

  • Medium: 24”W x 18”D x 13.5”H $215 + GST per year

  • Small: 12”W x 13.5”H x 24”D $95 + GST per year

Shelf rental is for TCGC members only. Rental is billed annually at the start of the year and pro-rated for rentals starting after that. All tools, materials and work are used or left on the shelf at the member’s risk. Abandoned shelves become property of the Co-op after three months of non-payment.

Please contact the Studio Manager about current availability.