Indiana Heart Hot Glass Workshop

Indiapolis, IN
Hot Glass Workshop
11 Explorer Chicks
1/2 Day


Join Explorer Chick for a Private and Exclusive Women-Only Glassblowing Workshop in Indianapolis!

What exactly is Glass Blowing?! Well, we sorta copied this from good ol’ Mother Nature! Nature was the original glassblower! Lightning strikes onto sand or rocks producing thin glass rods called Fulgurites.⚡ Moving forward to 20 BC in the middle east, it was in practice among the Phoenicians. Back when creating crude glass vessels sturdy enough to hold liquids was a great accomplishment! As practitioners became more skilled, artisans began experimenting with the creation of finely detailed and delicate blown glass that combined colors and shapes to form what amounted to works of art. Today’s glass blowing techniques echo those of the past, with skilled workers using methods of glass creation that have been passed down through the generations.

Glass by itself is pretty cool! Glass is an amorphous solid, and no, that’s not a contradiction in terms! It’s solid, but it has a molecular structure that’s random, like a liquid. This amorphous molecular structure is what makes it transparent. Pretty cool right?!

Other fun facts! You get to use terms like The Glory Hole! 🤣 In this case, the Glory Hole is referring to the furnace you heat the glass in! Where was your mind going silly! Other terms you may hear are “Gaffers” which are experienced glassblowers who’s workshops are called “Hot Shops”. Silica is melted in “Crucibles” and shaped on a “Maver”. There ya go! Sounds like fun already and we haven’t even started!

You will learn techniques and skills such as gathering, centering, blocking, and marver. You will be taught all about the equipment and tools of the trade as well as proper shop etiquette. You will learn color application using powders and frits. When you are all finished, you will have your own piece of art to take home! 🤟

Move over Flowers and Chocolate! Give that special someone the gift of your uniquely made Glass Heart for Valentine’s Day this year! 💖 Or you could win some major brownie points with Mom and let her know she still has your heart even though Adventure has your soul! 😍


  • All equipment and tools need
  • Small-Group hands-on training
  • You will be able to pick up your one of a kind piece of art after the 2-day cool-down process

*Explorer Chick and its partners reserve the option to modify trip itineraries at their discretion as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

*Tipping your Instructor is optional and not included in the price of your adventure. We recommend 10-20%

Why aren’t gratuities included in the event price? Allowing Guides/Instructor’s to accept tips is customary in the tour industry and for good reason. Explorer Chicks enjoy the opportunity to recognize their Instructors personally.

  • Your creation will have to cool down slowly over the next 2 days
    • If you would like it shipped instead, plan for roughly around $20 in shipping
  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to the start time
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Women-Only, 21+
  • Parking in front of Shop


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GRT Glass Design

6400 S Brookville Rd,

Indianapolis, IN 46219

  • All clothing must be cotton
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Long-sleeved cotton shirt Optional– no loose sleeves
  • Water Bottle (the building will be hot)
  • Sunglasses if your eyes are sensitive to light
  • Long hair should be pulled back securely

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Event Price:
$ 72

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