Join the Glass Art Society for its annual Pre-Conference fundraising reception that supports reduced conference fees for its student members. Hosted at Ignite Glass Studios, this once-in-a-lifetime dining experience features a chef-driven menu inspired by the work of Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dan Dailey. Tickets to this spectacular event are still available.
Ignite Glass Studios is pleased to host the 2014 Glass Art Society Conference and other activities celebrating glass art in collaboration with the Conference. To learn about all of the exciting events happening at Ignite throughout March 2014, please visit our page dedicated to the Conference.
Glassblowing is an artistic glass forming technique that involves sculpting and molding molten glass with the aid of a blowpipe. These artists are called gaffers. Our team of artists create amazing work that will be on…
No experience required for this 30-minute, hands-on session. Working side-by-side with one of our artists, you will get your first taste of the wonders of glass blowing and will create your own paperweight or double-walled bowl….
Come learn the art of fire at one of Ignite Glass Studio’s glassblowing or kilnforming classes. Challenge your skills to work the diamonds in the cold shop. Join a supportive, creative community of artists who share…
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Free to the public
Ignite invites the public to come into our studio from 9am-noon for a tour of our facility, a meet-and-greet with Ignite’s artistic team, and a live hot-sculpting demonstration by renowned artists Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen.
Ignite is excited to host master workshops before and after the 2014 GAS Conference. Click here to learn how you can attend one of our workshops – Hot Glass Sculpting with Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jason Johnsen or Efficient Glassblowing with Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz. Class size is limited so don’t wait to register!
For the first time ever, Chicago is the site of the Glass Art Society’s 43rd Annual Conference, and Ignite is the host studio. This year’s theme, Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds, highlights the social and entrepreneurial spirit that is building momentum within the glass art community.
WGN’s Morning News show with Marcus Leshock aired live from Ignite Glass Studios. Glassblowing, our gallery and holiday gift picks by our owner Glen Tullman were featured.
NBC aired a segment of Art Norman’s Chicago featuring Ignite Glass Studios and our community outreach.
Italian master Davide Salvadore demonstrated his renowned glassblowing skills at Ignite’s 2013 Glassblower’s Ball.