HANDS-ON GLASSBLOWING EXPERIENCE

Niagara Falls, Canada

Experience hosted by Steven

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Expertise and insight
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What you'll do

When you arrive we will get to know each other. I will provide you with a waiver to complete and this is your time to identify any special needs or concerns related to health and safety. Before entering the "hot shop" I will show you where the washrooms are located and ensure your clothing and footwear is appropriate for this activity. Please keep in mind "natural" fibre clothing is preferable and closed toe footwear. I will then help you get familiar with the tools, language and studio.

After a quick demonstration, you will get to jump right in! I will teach you how to create a handmade paperweight which can be symbolic of your experience in Niagara Falls. Heart shaped too for the romantics! Your instruction is tailored to you and I will closely support and guide you.

Your experience learning this rare ancient skill will be a total of 2 hours with short breaks for refreshments. Your creation will be cooled overnight in a kiln and ready for pick up the next day. Shipping arrangements are possible too! What a better way to experience Niagara Falls then to hang out in an artists' studio - one of the truly unique things that this city has to offer!
Other things to note
You do not need any experience with glass to have this experience with me! I cater my teaching individually and will make sure you create something you are proud of.
When you arrive we will get to know each other. I will provide you with a waiver to complete and this is your time to identify any special needs or concerns related to health and safety. Before entering the "hot shop" I will show you where the washrooms are located and ensure your clothing and footwear is appropriate for this activity. Please keep in mind "natural" fibre clothing is preferable and closed toe footwear. I will then help you get…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Bubbles Optional
  • Equipment
    Personal Protective Equipment
    tools

Meet your Host, Steven

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 40 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Welcome to Studio Vine Glass! Let me introduce myself. I'm Woody your host for a fun filled, informative and hot glassblowing experience! Having graduated from Sheridan College Glass Program in 2010 and I have held numerous residences throughout Ontario.

I will be welcoming you into my studio, which was formally a vintage mechanics shop that I converted into a hot shop and gallery in 2016. Here I create products that are both inspirational and practical for the everyday art-glass enthusiast.

My passion for this medium will be matched with your enthusiasm and I guarantee you will have a great time and enjoy your handmade piece for years to come!

You can check out my work at www.studiovine.ca
Welcome to Studio Vine Glass! Let me introduce myself. I'm Woody your host for a fun filled, informative and hot glassblowing experience! Having graduated from Sheridan College Glass Program in 2010 and I have held numerous residences throughout Ontario.

I will be welcoming you into my studio, which was formally a vintage mechanics shop that I converted into a hot shop and gallery in 2016. Here I create products that are both inspirational and practical for the everyday art-glass e…
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Where you'll be

Your 2 hour interactive experience takes place in the old "industrial shabby" shop I call Studio Vine Glass. Situated in the heart of Niagara and within walking distance from Niagara Falls and the lights of Clifton Hill.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

Jeremy
October 2021
What a cool experience! Woody knows so much about the art of glassblowing, and the history of the craft. Not only is this activity super unique and fun, Woody's a great teacher and a fun person to be around! Highly recommend!
Patricia
October 2021
This experience with Woody was a surprise for my husband. He absolutely loved the experience! Woody is an excellent teacher and an awesome host. The studio is beautiful and the location is exceptional. We were both very pleased!
Rachel
October 2021
Wow! What an amazing experience! We made paper weights and got the full experience of glassblowing! Must try if you’re in the area !!!
Tamra
October 2021
Steven is very welcoming and open. You can tell he really loves what he does and enjoys sharing it with others. He makes glass blowing fun, safe and easy to understand. We weren’t able to pick up our pieces in person due to traveling home. Steven was able to work with us and get them shipped to Connecticut.
Robert
October 2021
One of the best experiences I’ve gone on through air bnb; Steven was great with us and thoughtful. It made me want to learn more about the art of glass blowing, his passion rubbed off on us.
Scott
August 2021
We had such a fun and unique experience! Steven guided us through the whole process, and made us feel super comfortable handling molten glass. What a great teacher and friendly host! Definitely recommend :D

Choose from available dates

7 available
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  • Fri, Oct 29
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Fri, Oct 29
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Sat, Oct 30
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Sat, Oct 30
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Sun, Oct 31
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person
  • Sun, Oct 31
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $150 per person
  • Sat, Nov 6
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $150 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Make sure to bring closed toe footwear. Avoid wearing synthetic clothing if possible.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.