Brooklyn Glass

Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(216 Reviews)

Brooklyn Glass assists the creative community by providing a studio environment for students, aspiring artists, and professionals working with glass. We are an advocate of the creative process, form, and innovative ideas. Brooklyn Glass enriches the cultural landscape and engages a vast creative community within the five boroughs of New York City.

Brooklyn Glass is a unique resource for artists and craftsmen working in the New York City area. Our facility and comprehensive programming create an environment unlike any other that supports the exchange of thought and technique. As an organization, we seek to promote innovation, education, and the studio practice of our community. We believe in developing and maintaining a sustainable creative environment in which ideas can flourish.


What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse?  
Our most popular classes are Tumbler, Neon Weekend, and One-day Glassblowing.  

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history? 
Brooklyn Glass officially opened the doors to the public in 2011. Since then, we have welcomed glass-workers from all over to hone their skills as well as students who are interested in picking up a new art form.  

What is your average class size? 
Our average class size is 6–9 students. 

What is your typical student like? What are their goals? 
Our students are typically diversed: college students, parents, kids, couples, etc. Overall, they all share the similar desire to try a new art form and learn a new skill. 

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class?  
I would recommend Table 87 (fabulous pizza place/bar located on 3rd Avenue and 9th Street in Brooklyn). We have had many students and workshop attendees head over there after the course is over.

Reviews of Brooklyn Glass

(216 Reviews)


Attended: Holiday Ornaments (One Day)

It was great. The teacher was very knowledgeable and patient.

Lindsey S.

Attended: Hollow Flame Working Glass Fabrication

Super fun. David's the best.

Liana M.

Attended: Sculpting with Solid Glass

Very nice demonstrations. David was attentive and clear in his instruction. Loved being given the extra freedom to practice the techniques he showed however I wanted. Very different than the typical classes that have all students make the same thing at the same time. Loved it and would definitely do this again.

Lenore K.

Attended: Holiday Ornaments (One Day)

Charlie the Teacher was truly exceptional, explained everything, and then we began to create ornaments. It was so much Fun! The Glassworks Center is an amazing place! Try it!

Marge P.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

This was a great experience! Our teacher was patient and thorough and supportive; the relaxed environment was great-- and most of all, it was both interesting and fun.

Rachel F.

Attended: Intro to Glassblowing: Tumblers Glasses

This was a wonderful class. Our instructor was hands on enough to make sure we were safe and came away with beautiful pieces to take home, while allowing us to really get a feel for the material.


Attended: Bloom in Flame

Great class and helpful instructors. I would take another glass here!

Kaitlin R.

Attended: Holiday Ornaments (One Day)

Very helpful and knowledgeable instructor, clean space. Highly recommend this class!


Attended: 2,800º Introduction to Flame Working

Brooklyn Glass is an amazing studio setup with friendly and knowledgeable instructors. In this class I made 2 marbles and a small glass. I had the freedom let ask the instructors know what I wanted to make, which was then demonstrated to me individually. I did feel that teaching was mostly done led with demonstration, and then the rest of class was focused on making—you were left up to your own creation. There was less direction while we were working, more troubleshooting as needed. I suggest asking the instructors as many questions as you have about technique and methods if you're interested.

Glyn W.

Attended: One Day Glassblowing Workshop

Mind blowing ! Much more difficult than it looks but the super enthusiastic guys there are with you every step of the way ! A must try !

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103 14th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Brooklyn Glass
Gowanus, Brooklyn
103 14th St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Enter at 142 13th Street