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Art Classes & Workshops

Open Studio/Torch Rental

Elsie Kaye Glassworks offers open studio torch and kiln rentals in our flamework studio. Students who complete Beadmaking 101 (or another studio equivalent) and demonstrate competent torch skills will qualify for torch and kiln rental at the discretion of the staff. We offer guided torch rental for beginner and intermediate levels as well as independent torch rental for those with more advanced flameworking experience.  Rentals are typically available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am - 3pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 9:30pm. (Hours may differ during peak shopping or class times).  A member of the staff will be present at all times during rentals.

Renters must be able to operate all equipment in a competent and safe manner.   An initial safety and studio policies lesson will be required before both guided and independent rental. Please read our Covid-19 rental policy here.  All renters are required to fill out our flameworking waiver and a rental agreement.  Please contact us to schedule an appointment to see the studio and meet our staff before arranging rental times by emailing us at elsiekayeglassstudio@gmail.com

  • Guided torch rental (for advanced beginner to intermediate levels): $28/hour (This is not for beginners - If you are completely new to glass beadmaking, please take one of our Intro/101 classes first)
  • Independent torch rental (for advanced levels): $20/hour
  • Longer-term rental of 12 or more hours for advanced levels (cumulative over a 45-day period): $19/hour

All Rental time includes: torch, kiln space, protective eyewear, apron and tools.  

Materials may be purchased at the following rates:

-COE 104 Glass Rods- $1/rod

-Glass frit - $8/oz.

-Double Helix Glass Rods -$5/rod

*Shorties/smaller glass rods are available at no charge.

 





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