Merrie W.
Des Plaines, IL

"We signed up for a Groupon deal for a glassworks class. I thought we'd learn glass blowing but mainly it's making a glass heart. It was pretty interesting. They help you a LOT throughout because obviously, you are working with heated 4000F temp liquid glass haha."

Tricia W.
Grayslake, IL

"Peter Patterson is very knowledgeable and patient. He starts with an intro about himself, explains all the tools and then gives a high-level overview of the entire process for how we will be making our glass paperweight (round or egg shaped). I will admit that at first the process was actually a bit intimidating. However, he and his assistant Bill walk you through each step of the very hands-on process. With their help, you will end up making your very own glass masterpiece! "

Kelly L.
Wonder Lake, IL

"I took a glass blowing class at Patterson Glassworks 4/7/12 and was very impressed. Peter & Bill were both friendly and professional; the class was informative and fun! They started the class with Peter demonstrating how to make our paperweights, we then all made our own paperweights (heavily guided by our instructors). A Q&A session followed, and Peter closed the class by demonstrating another glass blowing technique. They also have many of gorgeous small and large hand made pieces for sale at the studio including religious items. I highly suggest taking a class with a friend! **Note that you will have to pick up your finished piece a few days later as the glass is slowly cooled in a kiln."

Happy Customer
March 20, 2016

This experience was excellent! Peter Patterson and his apprentice were thorough, explained every step of the process, and let us make our own pieces and supported as necessary. The atmosphere was fun and inviting, and everyone had a great time. I'll definitely be back--they hold classes and open houses throughout the year!

Happy Customer
March 07, 2016

Take in the experience, be creative when choosing colors. Every piece is unique and beautiful.

Happy Customer
February 18, 2016

What a blast! We really enjoyed this and are now completely hooked and looking for opportunities to do it again!


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