Did you know that artists began creating and shaping molten glass between 1500 and 1600 BC?
Archaeologists believe that early glass was an accidental byproduct of ceramic glazing, which is a glassy process.
If you would like to learn about this ancient art form, visit a local studio where you can create stained glass pieces or blown glass bowls.
The studios near our apartments in Baltimore include:
McFadden Art Glass
Baltimore native Tim McFadden became passionate about glassblowing while attending Salisbury University. Four years later, he won the school’s annual business plan contest with his proposal to open a glassblowing studio. Today, Tim owns McFadden Art Glass and sells his work internationally.
The beginning glassblowing class introduces basic techniques, and it meets once a week for four weeks. Students make anywhere from seven to nine pieces depending on their complexity. McFadden Art Glass is just a 14-minute drive away.
Corradetti Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
Corradetti Glassblowing, located a 15-minute drive away, is an independent studio where glasswork is created every day. Founder Anthony Corradetti has more than 30 years of experience. He makes everything from tabletop pieces to large scale images, and his work is found in museum collections. The showroom is open daily, and it’s where visitors can purchase Anthony’s one-of-a-kind creations.
Glassblowing classes are held regularly, including Beginner Glassblowing. Students use basic tools and techniques to make a cylindrical piece from clear glass.
The Artists’ Corner Stained Glass
The Artists’ Corner, situated just a 21-minute drive from our apartments, opened over 40 years ago as a craft store. When the owners tired of selling dolls and ribbons, they added a stained glass shop. Today, they focus solely on stained glass, and three generations are behind the counter.
The Artists’ Corner also offers fun classes. The beginner’s session is designed for those who want to learn a new craft. It meets once a week for four week,s and students have homework to complete their project on time. They make a panel and gain the skills to move on to more challenging pieces.
If you would like to become a resident of our Fells Point apartments, please contact us. We’ll gladly arrange a private tour where you can see our vibrant community firsthand.Back to all posts