Glass Studio FAQs
Health and Safety Protocols at the Glass Studio
- Stay home when you are sick. If you’re experiencing any signs of illness, please delay your visit.
- Following the guidance from the CDC, if you are vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask in the Museum or Glass Studio. If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a mask.
How do I sign up for classes?
Sign up online or by calling the Studio Welcome Desk at 757-333-6299.
When will my class object be ready?
When taking a hot glass class, your object will need to cool down slowly in the kiln over a few days. You will receive a call when it is ready for pickup. We also offer the option to have your object shipped to you.
I am taking a class at the Glass Studio, what should I wear?
Closed-toe shoes and we suggest clothing with natural fibers if you are doing any of the longer workshops in the Glass Studio.
I have a broken piece of glass, can the Glass Studio fix it?
The Glass Studio does not take on repairs, but we offer a free referral service to the many artists that teach here. Please fill out the request form, and we will forward it to our team. If anyone can repair it, they will reach out to you directly.
I have a custom piece of glass I would like an artist to make, does the Glass Studio take on commissions?
The Glass Studio does not take on commissions, but we do offer a free referral service for repairs or commissions. Please fill out the request form, and we will forward it to our team. If anyone wants to take on the commission, they will reach out to you directly.
How do I book a group to come to the Glass Studio?
Please call the Glass Studio at 757-333-6299 to make a tour, class, or demonstration reservation for your large group.
What happens to the noon demo objects?
Demo objects are available for purchase during our Studio sales in December and May. However, if you watched a demo and are interested in a specific piece, please stop by or call the Glass Studio Welcome Desk. We will take your information, and as long as the object survives, we will happily sell it to you.
Can I work at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio?
If you are interested in pursuing a career in glass, the Studio Assistantship is an educational opportunity designed for emerging artists here at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. The program provides practical, professional studio experience in a museum setting. Studio Assistants must have significant (2-3 years) glassblowing experience and be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
Can I book the Glass Studio for my special event?