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Covid 19 & Glassblowing

 

  • Maximum class sizes differ depending on what project is being made. Each person in a scheduled class makes the same project. 

  • Pipes, tools, and benches will be sanitized after each use and will not be shared between students. 

  • Vandalia Glassworks will NOT be allowing any use of LATEX or RUBBER gloves. Due to the extreme heat used in working with glass, we cannot have gloves melting to your skin.


  • Students will need to provide their own face coverings. Your instructor will be in close contact with you to help keep a safe working environment. 


Class Policies and Procedures

 

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your first class to meet the instructor, sign a safety waiver, and to go through a safety orientation. 
    The instructor has the right to turn away any class if the students show up late. 
  • Wear comfortable, cotton clothing that can get dirty - no synthetics! (they could melt) Dress in layers, furnaces run at 2100 degrees.

  • Closed toe shoes ARE REQUIRED. They need to cover the foot entirely (no crocs or sandals.) Work can be strenuous, water is provided. 

  • Pants/Shorts must be at least knee length. 

  • Your work will be cooled in the annealer for 24 hours to ensure the glass does not break. You will need to return at a later date to pick up your artwork.

    Your instructor will tell you the soonest date available for pickup. If your work is not picked up within 30 days of your last class, it is considered abandoned and it will be recycled.

     If you can not return to pick up your work within 30 days, please notify your instructor and we can arrange to have it sent to you. 

  • Absolutely no alcohol is consumed during your class. If your instructor smells alcohol or a student is visibly impaired, the class will be cancelled.