Glass Blowing Experience

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Based on 3 reviews
$68.00

We are currently undergoing renovations and will have a new schedule posted soon!

This is a one-on-one experience with a trained glass blower. You will be taken through the steps of creating a one-of-a-kind calico ornament in your choice of colours. It takes approximately 15 minutes to craft each piece.

All participants and observers are required to follow a dress code to enter the studio (see tab below).

Arrival time: Before your appointment begins, you will need time to sign your safety waiver and physically assemble the custom colour recipe for your ornament(s). We request that participants arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to allow for these additional activities. (See tabs below for more details).

Picking-up your ornaments: Due to our annealing process (controlled cooling) the new ornaments cannot be taken home the same day. They can be picked up at our Elora store a few days later, or you can choose to have them shipped for a small fee.

Age limit: Participants must be ages 8 or older.

Booking for more than one person: Please do not change the quantity below (it should always remain as " 1 "). You must book a separate time slot for each participant. Instructions are provided when you click "select a time". (Rest assured, all appointments can all be booked and paid for within the same transaction/order).

On the day of the event, your party can arrive at the same time and can enter the studio together. Participants will simply take turns with the instructor. Photos are welcomed. (For groups larger than 10 people please contact us before booking.)  

Observers: Visitors of any age are welcomed to join you at your appointment but they must also adhere to the safety protocols, dress code, and sign a waiver. *Children must be supervised in the studio at all times. 

 

*Please read the information in all the tabs below to be fully informed before you book!

  • Appointment Details
  • Dress Code
  • Location Details
  • Cancellations & Refunds

Arrive early!!!

Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. (For those participants that start at 10:15 am, we open the doors at 10 am.)

These 15 minutes are VERY important to ensuring you can enjoy your visit without feeling rushed, and to keep our day running smoothly. 

Your official appointment does not include the time needed to complete the following tasks:

  • Settle-in, ask questions. 
  • Change clothing or footwear, as needed, or use the washroom.
  • Sign your waiver(s) and receive your safety glasses.
  • And most importantly... choose your colours!!!

Choosing your colours

This must be completed before your instructor comes to escort you to the studio.

Choosing your colours is exciting, but it can also be very challenging for some - so the more time you give yourself the better. 

We offer 25+ colours to choose from - a variety of opaque, translucent, and even glittery options. (We recommend 3-5 colours per ornament.)

You'll need to consider what colours work well together and what ratio of each colour you want to use. It helps to consider where you plan to hang your piece when it's done. Once you have a colour-scheme in mind, then you will physically combine the colours into a container to prepare for the experience.

Our staff is there to offer advice and support, and we have a showroom set-up so you can browse colour-combinations on finished pieces before you choose, but please keep in mind that we cannot predict the outcome of any piece - the mystery and the reveal is part of the fun!

Safety

We used a separate, sanitized mouth piece for each participant. 

Late Arrivals

If you arrive more than 5 minutes after your appointment is officially scheduled to begin, your 15 minute appointment will be forfeited and treated as a no-show. (No-shows and same-day cancellations will not receive a refund.) 

If we can accommodate you later in the day we will do our best, but we cannot guarantee space for late arrivals. 

Dress Code

All Participants must wear full-coverage shoes and long pants. 

Long hair should be tied back. 

Safety glasses (provided) must be worn in the warehouse and studio at all times - if you have your own you are welcomed to bring them.

With the exception of head, neck, and arms, all participants should be fully covered. T-shirts and tanks tops are acceptable but please avoid crop tops as well as pants or shoes that expose the foot or ankle. Running shoes/sneakers are ideal.

Some people bring a change of clothes so they don’t have to wear long pants all day in the warmer months. We do have washrooms where you can change; just make sure you arrive with extra time for this (on top of the original 15 minutes requested for choosing your colours).

For your safety, participants who do not follow the dress code cannot be permitted into the studio and will not receive a refund, per the cancellation policy.

If you booked on behalf of another participant or group, it is your responsibility to pass on all participation requirements to anyone joining you, before arriving for the experience.


Address

The Glass Blowing Experience takes place at our Head Office/ Studio location: 530 Dickson Drive, Fergus, N1M 2W7. (Follow the sidewalk around to the “Glassmakers Gallery” entrance.)

Phone: 519 843 2480

Shopping

We offer select Kitras products for sale at this location to visitors participating in this experience only. The Fergus showroom is not open to the general public otherwise.

Everyone is encouraged to check out our Kitras Retail Store at 175 Geddes Street, Elora for our full Kitras catalogue and other exciting home & garden giftables. Click this link for store details: https://kitras.ca/pages/retail-store

Payment Methods: Debit, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX

Sorry no cash at the Fergus location

Tap is available.

Last appointment of the day

Please remember that the showroom closes at 5:00 pm. If you think you will need to arrange shipping, or want time to browse for a possible purchase please arrive earlier than our requested 15 minutes, as the store will be closed when you exit the studio.

Accessibility

This is a wheelchair accessible experience. There are no stairs, and spatially we try to keep all spaces wide open for easy mobility, however, the building does not have automatic doors.

Other

Washrooms are available.

Water dispensers are available, but you must bring your own refillable bottle.

Please contact us if you need more details or want to inquire about other accommodations.

If you booked on behalf of another participant or group, it is your responsibility to pass this on to everyone joining you, before arriving for the experience.




Cancellations

No-shows and same day cancellations will not receive a refund.

Cancellations must be made 72 hours (3 days) prior to your event to receive a refund.

(Exceptions may be made for special circumstances).

Late Arrivals: If you arrive more than 5 minutes after the appointment is officially scheduled to begin, your 15 minute appointment will be forfeited and treated as a no-show. If we can accommodate you later in the day we will do our best, but we cannot guarantee space for late arrivals.

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