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Our very own Eli Zilke makes it to the Krasl Art Fair!

Our very own Eli Zilke makes it to the Krasl Art Fair!
Posted Date: July 09, 2017 | Hot Shop Valpo, Art Fair

How fortuitous is it that Eli Zilke held the same fascination with fire that seemingly every 10-year old kid has. Even more fortuitous for the art world is that his early fascination has transformed into a full-tilt avocation and he’s drawing a regular paycheck because of it. Eli Zilke, you see, is one of the 201 featured artists who earned his way through the arduous gauntlet of the Krasl Art Fair jury and is a first time presenter in this year’s Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff. He has applied before but been turned down. What makes this year’s acceptance for Eli especially sweet is he grew up in Michigan’s Great Southwest and moved through the ranks of the Water Street Glassworks and its after school Fired Up! program for students of the area at the studios in the Benton Harbor Arts District.

Won 'Best in Show' at Grand Haven Art Festival

Won 'Best in Show' at Grand Haven Art Festival
Posted Date: June 30, 2017 | Festival

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. Residents and visitors from Grand Rapids, Chicago, Detroit and more, visit the annual Grand Haven Art Festival looking to purchase that perfect piece for their homes, cottages and offices.

“Gathered Observations – LILY SERIES”

“Gathered Observations – LILY SERIES”
Posted Date: April 10, 2017 | Art Gallery

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.

7th Annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace!

7th Annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace!
Posted Date: March 06, 2017 | Art Gallery

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.

Beginning Glassblowing Class

Beginning Glassblowing Class
Posted Date: February 14, 2017 | Hot Shop Valpo

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.

February Events

February Events
Posted Date: February 03, 2017 | Hot Shop Valpo

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)

Hot Shop Valpo 2nd Annual Holiday Sale

Hot Shop Valpo 2nd Annual Holiday Sale
Posted Date: December 12, 2016 | Hot Shop Valpo

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!

Hot Shop Valpo: Holiday Ornaments

Hot Shop Valpo: Holiday Ornaments
Posted Date: November 30, 2015 | Holiday, Holiday, Hot Shop Valpo, Holiday

A look at the art of glass blowing and the delicately crafted ornaments created at the Valparaiso shop.

Hot Shop Valpo Introduction

Hot Shop Valpo Introduction
Posted Date: October 30, 2015 | Hot Shop Valpo

Learn about the great glass blowing, techniques, and classes available with the Hot Shop Valpo.

Glass Blowing Demo

Glass Blowing Demo
Posted Date: March 28, 2015 | Hot Shop Valpo

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.

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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.