Grand Rapids Glassblowing Studio is the private studio of John Riepma and Scott Haebich. The studio is located on the west side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, about 10 minutes from downtown. In addition to creating our own work here at the studio, we also offer occasional workshops and other events in the Spring and Fall.
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The studio is currently shut down after a busy Fall season. We'll fire things back up in Spring, 2014 and be open to the public for:
Details on all events are below.
If you'd like to join our email list for news about upcoming events (workshops, classes, Open Houses, shows), just send Scott an email.
Another way to keep up-to-date is to "like" our Facebook page.
Grand Rapids Glassblowing Studio
PO Box 310
Ada, MI 49301
Unless otherwise noted, workshops last one hour. You will usually share the hour with 1 or 2 other participants, taking turns creating a project.
These workshops assume that you have no experience with glassblowing so beginners are welcome. Age limit is 18.
Because your finished project needs to cool slowly overnight to prevent cracking, you won't be able to take it with you the day of the workshop. You can pick it up at a later date or make arrangements for us to ship it to you.
To reserve a spot, email us with:
1) which workshop you'd like to attend
2) your top 3 preferred times (choose 3 different hours during the times listed)
3) how many projects you'd like to make
4) phone numbers (day and evening) where we can reach you
No details available yet.
Stop by to check out the only glassblowing studio in the Grand Rapids area. Our Open House is free and open to the public.
Our Open House is a great chance to get inside a working glassblowing studio and view the process of creating "art" (or whatever it is we do) from a glob of molten glass. There's nothing else quite like it!
At our Open House, there will be:
• demonstrations going on at one bench,
• more demos or workshops at the other bench
• plenty of glass gift items you can purchase
• the opportunity to watch, learn and ask questions about glassblowing
• studio tours, refreshments, drawings and fun
If you see one of our finished glass works and wonder how it was made, just ask. We'll try to work it into our demonstration schedule.
Grand Rapids Glassblowing was featured on EightWest, a morning lifestyle show on WOOD-TV here in Grand Rapids. Here's the segment that was shot at our studio.