Woman Creating Glass PieceGlass artists are working in the Hot Shop daily and you may watch demo's for free.  Established in 2009, the Coastal Arts Center's Hot Shop is Alabama's premier glass studio, and is open to the public Mon-Fri.

CLASSES (appointments required)

  • "Make Your Own" Glass Blowing Lessons: $95 (Min. age 8+ to blow glass) Offered M/T/TH/F at 9:30 a.m.
  • Private Glass Blowing Class: $225/hour (Pre-requisite is the Make Your Own class first.)
  • Sun Catcher Fused Glass Project: $35
  • Glass Fusing
  • Lamp Work

Credit card required to hold reservation.  Cancellations less than 24 hours out will result in being charged the $85 fee.

Artists break every day from noon to 1 pm. (Times may vary.)
(Prices subject to change.)

Appropriate Attire for Hot Shop

  • Closed-toe shoes required
  • Ages 8+ may participate
  • Long pants and long sleeves are recommended, but not required.
  • Cotton clothes are recommended. No synthetic materials.
  • Bring something to drink as we do not have vending machines on our campus.

Group Bookings / Corporate Demo's

Custom packages for group demo's are available.  Prices start at $175 for 45 minute demonstrations.

Important Reminders

- We are a non-smoking facility.
- Children must be accompanied at all times. 

- If you make an appointment to blow glass you are paying for an experience! No two pieces are alike and customers should expect variances in shape and size, especially with glass flowers.

- Your glass piece must slowly cool in the annealer for 24 hours before you take it home. The Arts Center offers shipping for certain items for those who are unable to return in 24 hours to pick up their work.- We pack our products with extra care and love... however, damage during shipping is not our responsibility.

Torch fire on glass jellyfish
Colorful frit glass in pans