Housed in an outdoor glassblowing pavilion, the Hot Shop features daily demonstrations by local, professional gaffers–master glass blowers–as they gather molten glass and transform it into a finished piece of blown-glass artwork. Every step of the process is described in informative, 25-minute sessions.
Demonstrations are held Monday–Friday, 11am–2pm and Saturday–Sunday, 12–3pm. Demonstrations begin every half hour and are included in the Conservatory's general admission price.
Glass pieces created in the Hot Shop are available for sale at Botanica.
Learn to blow glass! The Conservatory offers glassblowing workshops March through December. Learn more.