Hot Shop Valpo


ClassesWe are offering a “Glass Blowing Experience” which introduces folks to the Hot Shop and blowing glass.  It is a fun way for individuals or groups to get into glass.

There is full courseware which takes students through 30 hours of instruction which, after completion, gives them the knowledge and skills to work on their own in the Hot Shop.  After completing the 3 ten hour courses; Introduction to Glass Blowing 1, Intermediate Glass Blowing, and Intermediate Glass Blowing 2 the artist is ready to work in the Hot Shop without an instructor and can rent bench space to continue to master their glass art.  The matriculation courses will be offered weeknights in four 2 1/2 hour sessions over 2 weeks as well as a weekend session Saturday and Sunday 5 hours each day.

If you would like more information on our classes, feel free to contact us at anytime.

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.