Hot Shop Valpo
 Sep 02
 5 Minutes, 15 Seconds
A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Dave Lee
Dave Lee of Valparaiso had always been interested in the end result of glassblowing as a consumer, but his shift from customer to creator came 11 years ago when his wife learned of a glassblowing class in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
 Nov 13
 2 Minutes, 9 Seconds
Marc Adams Collaboration
Hot Shop Valpo and Marc Adams School of Woodworking joined forces to provide students more curriculum. Marc, owner of Marc Adams School of Woodworking, dreamed of branching into the art of glass blowing when he first started his woodworking school.
 Oct 02
 1 Minute
Netflix Offers and Inside Look at Glass Blowing with 'Blown Away'
What is glass blowing? No longer a niche artform, glassblowing is an ancient art that is growing in popularity.
 Aug 29
 1 Minute
Top 5 Reasons Handmade Items Make the Best Gifts
Giving a gift is more fun than receiving. The perfect gift shows someone how much you care. However, finding that showstopping gift is a struggle; especially when someone has everything! It is easy to shop online for all your gifts, but why take the easy way out? The best gift to give and receive is handmade.
 Jul 09
Indiana Dunes Tourism
Dune Prairie is HSV's signature piece of art that repents the area in which we live and helps us celebrate our 5 th year being recognized by Indiana Artisan . Be sure to visit Indiana Dunes Tourism.
 Jul 09
Out with old , in with the new!
HOT! HOT! HOT! Over the 4th of July holiday weekend we took time to place a new crucible in the furnace and do maintenance. There definitely was a lot of popping and glowing!! Happy 4th of July!
 Jun 12
Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Dave and Bryan spent 10 days teaching glass blowing matriculation classes in April at Marc Adam's School of Woodworking.
 Jun 12
Easter egg hunt
Downtown Valpo with clues being given on Facebook and Instagram! The weekend before was spent at aPop Up event of making your own Easter egg.
 Mar 01
Our Dave Lee is a organization member for Indiana Artisan
We're excited to let everyone that our very own Dave Lee is now a organization Member for Indiana Artisan
 Feb 22
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of #919 from Boone Grove
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of #919 from Boone Grove spent their meeting learning about the art of glassblowing. They ended the meeting with roasting marshmallows over molten glass making a Scout favorite- S more's!!
 Jan 01
 1 Minute
Valparaiso Creative Council
Dave Lee has been accepted to be part of the Valparaiso Creative Counsel of Valparaiso Indiana.
 Dec 12
St. Mary's Hospital CVU Nurses Christmas Party
The Hot Shop Valpo team was honored to be able to host St. Mary's Hospital CVU Nurses Christmas Party at our location.
 Nov 05
Glass Art Decor at FLUID Coffee Shop
Come see Dave and Bryan's latest glass art that will be the decor at FLUID coffee shop the month of November.
 Dec 17
Innovators Society of NWI
Bryan represented Hot Shop Valpo as they were inducted to the INNOVATORS SOCIETY OF NWI in October.
 Jun 30
Won 'Best in Show' at Grand Haven Art Fest
The Grand Haven Art Festival is a community event inviting 100 artists from the region to transform Washington Avenue into a chic, outdoor, art gallery. This well-attended event boasts free admission, food vendors, kids’ activities and live music.
 Apr 10
“Gathered Observations – LILY SERIES”
Bryan will be a featured artist at the IUN Art Gallery, April 10-21 for his senior thesis. Bryan's thesis is 'Gathered Observations- LILY SERIES' he will incorporate graphic design with the art of glassblowing. The gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9 am -5 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am - 7 pm, and Friday 9 am-3pm. You can contact the Gallery located in Savannah Hall @ 219-980-6891. There will be a collection of art from other students as well. It is open to the public.
 Mar 06
 1 Minute
7th Annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace!
Only once a year, the state’s highest-quality Artisans come together — at the Indiana Artisan Marketplace. Talk with artisans at the top of their craft, recognized by the state for their exceptional art and food. Taste their wines and foods, see what makes them the best, and take advantage of the opportunity to take home some of their outstanding work made in studios, workshops and kitchens here in the Hoosier State.
 Feb 14
Beginning Glassblowing Class
Due to overwhelming demand, we will be offering one more beginning glassblowing class before we stop teaching for the summer (due to heat). In this class students learn the fundamentals of blowing glass starting with paperweight making and finishing with the intro to blown vessels.
 Feb 03
 1 Minute
February Events
Featured Events: Hot Shop Valpo Valentine's Day Sweet 'Heart' Couples Evening (Tuesday Feb 14th). Heart of Glass Day at Hot Shop Valpo (Saturday Feb 11th)
 Dec 12
Hot Shop Valpo 2nd Annual Holiday Sale
Friends it is that time of year again, snow is in the air and Holiday cheer abounds. Hot Shop Valpo will be hosting our 2nd Annual Holiday Sale at the studio. If last year was any indication this year will be crazy. We will have all of our work on sale and there will be bargains galore, all of which make great gifts. We will also have live glassblowing demos going all day and even Holiday refreshments. Don't miss this once a year opportunity!
 Nov 30
Hot Shop Valpo: Holiday Ornaments
A look at the art of glass blowing and the delicately crafted ornaments created at the Valparaiso shop.
 Oct 30
Hot Shop Valpo Introduction
Learn about the great glass blowing, techniques, and classes available with the Hot Shop Valpo.
 Mar 28
Glass Blowing Demo
A glass blowing studio recently opened up here Valparaiso. They had a demonstration day, on which they went through the process of creating one of their signature vases. I took video and edited it all together here.

Hot Shop Valpo

About Us

Hot Shop Valpo is an open studio. We welcome folks to come in to visit and experience what we do. If you plan to come by please call ahead to ensure we will be working as we do keep “artist hours”. We offer private and semi-private classes ranging from beginner to advanced. For artists who have completed glass blowing matriculation courses through HSV or other studios, we offer bench rental space. All equipment is included with the bench. Simply bring your own color and creativity and the rest is up to you. Please visit our gallery (under construction) for one of a kind art glass created in our studio. Our work is also in various galleries around NW Indiana and Michigan. If you don’t see something that you love, let us know. We can create custom work matching colors, styles, etc. Everything from small table top pieces to commercial installations. We love to collaborate with clients as well as other artists.