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Glass Bead Making in Hocking Hills OH

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 42 reviews.Logan, United States

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Experience hosted by Deborah

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The class is about 1 hour per person so if you are two people your class appointment will be 2 hours at least, everyone takes turns because you learn so much watching the process . You must be confirmed and verified with Airbnb 24 hours before your class starts to be on the list of Students for that day.
We start with introductions and If the class has never done this before we begin with the beginner bead styles which are beautiful and easiest, everyone gets the safety glasses for glass working which filters out the bright light. I give a demonstration then after everyone has chosen their colors the student sits down and I show the best way to hold the steel rod (mandrel) coated with clay and the best section of the fire to melt glass and the student begins. Students take turns making beads. While one student is at the torch melting glass the other Student is watching. Some students need to take a break anyway and everyone learns from watching the process. I am stationed next to who is at the torch, closely directing and assisting if needed. I prefer small classes of no more than 3 students. https://youtu.be/o8MpIHu4ewk  
The class is about 1 hour per person so if you are two people your class appointment will be 2 hours at least, everyone takes turns because you learn so much watching the process . You must be confirmed and verified with Airbnb 24 hours before your class starts to be on the list of Students for that day.
We start with introductions and If the class has never done this before we begin with the beginner bead styles which are beautiful and easi…

Deborah's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Equipment
    All tools, protective eyewear and glass color rods are provided so the stud...
From $58
/ person
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Meet your host, Deborah

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 42 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am an Independent Studio Flame Glass Artist who's been teaching Glass Bead Making for 14 years. I traveled 27 years doing Art Shows, I have won awards for my work, photos of my work are in Art Glass Books by Mark P. Block, Bandu Scott Dunham and Liz Ryland Mears, web site is jermanartglass.com. I attend Ohio University in Winter semester Art Classes to widen my skill sets.
I presently am an Airbnb host. I have taught some of my guests how to
make beads in the Glass Studio on my property near the Hocking State Park in Logan Ohio. Experience Guests have written nice reviews.
I am an Independent Studio Flame Glass Artist who's been teaching Glass Bead Making for 14 years. I traveled 27 years doing Art Shows, I have won awards for my work, photos of my work are in Art Glass Books by Mark P. Block, Bandu Scott Dunham and Liz Ryland Mears, web site is jermanartglass.com. I attend Ohio University in Winter semester Art Classes to widen my skill sets.
I presently am an Airbnb host. I have taught some of my guests how to
make beads in the Glass Studio on my pro…
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Where you'll be

The Bead Making Class will take place in my well equipped Glass Studio that is nestled in a scenic area of the Hocking Hills in Logan OHIO 10 minutes from the Hocking Hills State Park Attractions geographically between Old Man's Cave State Park and Conkles Hollow Park.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 42 reviews.

Kenneth
March 2020
Had a great time! Deborah is a fantastic host and teacher. Very friendly and knowledgeable. No cell service so make sure you have directions before you leave!
Tyson
February 2020
Would recommend, Deborah is truly a master in her field. Felt safe and was given enough direction to create 3 beads a piece. Would love to do again.
Mark
February 2020
Great experience! Deborah knows her stuff and enjoys teaching it to others so they can have success with glass bead making. My wife and I both enjoyed it.
Jared &Amp; Liz
January 2020
I loved making glass beads with Deborah. It was something I would never have chosen to do but my husband purchased it as a gift for me. I am so glad he did. I had a wonderful time creating beads and learning a new skill. Deborah is a great teacher and made everyone feel accomplished and welcome.
I loved making glass beads with Deborah. It was something I would never have chosen to do but my husband purchased it as a gift for me. I am so glad he did. I had a wonderful time…
Wilmer
January 2020
Deborah is a great teacher and has a passion for her craft. She was very hospitable and welcoming. The beads were fun and very satisfying to make. I would recommend this craft to anyone who is considering it!!!!!!!!
Rich
January 2020
I booked this for my girlfriend who had mentioned she wanted to do glassmaking stuff. We happened to be staying in the area and I saw this experience. the location is very secluded, but Deborah provided great directions. We were there for several hours and Deborah was adamant about being safe working with the molten glass and flame and proper protections. Beyond that she provided a wealth of information on what and why and how we were to make the glass beads. Also color recommendations and how colors look when hot vs. cooling and so many other interesting facets of knowledge. She has a lot of experience and knows her craft and love of the art very well. 4 hours went by like nothing as it was interesting talking and learning.
I booked this for my girlfriend who had mentioned she wanted to do glassmaking stuff. We happened to be staying in the area and I saw this experience. the location is very secluded…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

The Studio is in the Country side of the Hocking Hills and GPS is very good
at getting people here.

What to bring

Natural fibers are the best to wear like cotton or wool if you forget I have a lab jacket.