About the Lampworking Studio

GAK’s Lampworking (Torch Working) Studio is 560-square-feet and equipped with 12 workstations, each station has either a Nortel Major or Minor torch, a large ventilation hood, and a full complement of lampworking and bead making tools. We have a larger borosilicate annealing kiln as well as several smaller bead making or borosilicate annealing kilns. We have a hand torch that is available upon request.

Lampworking Studio Up Close

GAK’s Lampworking Studio is 560-square-feet and equipped with 12 workstations, featuring:

Rent the Lampworking Studio

In order to rent the Lampworking Studio, you must be a current member of Glass Art Kalamazoo. You must also have prior approval from the Studio Manager. To contact the studio manager, please email justin@glassartkalamazoo.org. There is a two-hour minimum to rent the Lampworking Studio. You must supply your own assistant, if desired. You can bring up to 1 additional person for your rental slot. Please review our complete policies and procedures before renting the Lampworking Studio.

Your Lampworking Studio Rental Includes the Following:

Not Included:

*Glass may be available to purchase at an additional cost. Please see the Studio Manager.

Price: Torch $15 per Hour (2-Hour Minimum Rental Time)

How Do I Become A Renter In The Lampworking Studio?

Interested in becoming a lampworker or bead maker and renting our Lampworking Studio? Your path to renting the Lampworking Studio as a lampworker or bead maker starts with our beginner classes. Start by taking a Make It! Lampworking Class or Make It! Bead Making Class. Follow it up with a 9-hour Lampworking Essentials or Bead Making Essentials to further your knowledge and gain enough experience to begin renting the Lampworking Studio. Students completing 11 hours of instruction may be eligible to rent the Lampworking Studio.