Glass House Xperience is returning to Prince George September 2-16.
Glass House Xperience is Canada’s only mobile glass studio and travels across the western provinces providing demonstrations and hands-on learning opportunities through their mobile glass studio where students learn the basics of glassblowing.
Residents of Prince George that took classes with Glass House Xperience last year had a great time and the feedback was glowing.
Hands on learners who love the idea of creating something useful, beautiful and personal should look at their schedule of classes. They offer a Taste of Glass class that will teach you the basics of glass blowing a simple drinking cup, paperweights or Christmas balls. As well, Glass House Xperience offers a two hour class that enables our students to create multiple pieces that you would help design and implement.
There is also a children’s class which allows children ages seven and up to experience the creation process.
Additionally there is their Ashes in Glass program which provides people who have lost a loved one or pet an innovative way to combine peace and beauty with their memories by allowing the client to choose from a wide selection of colours, shapes, and sizes when creating their one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Glass House Xperience has made a living out of offering the experience of glass blowing in a unique setting – they travel to various towns and cities such as Kimberley, Prince George, and Edmonton, as well as attending crowd favourite events like the Calgary Stampede and the Millarville Christmas Market in Alberta.
“I appreciate the art of improvisation, and the theatrics of glass blowing, so it only felt natural to combine elements of a travelling attraction where fashionably inappropriate humour and fire may co-exist,” said Mandy Patchin.
Creating a glass blowing studio, which is generally done in a brick and mortar building, and instead making it mobile has its challenges, but to be able to reach more people, create memories, teach a new skill, and facilitate healing with our ashes in glass program is a very rewarding process.
“We’ve all lost someone close to us and so we can relate to what our clients are going through, and to be a part however small in the healing process? That’s where our heart is,” Patchin said.