Visit our Hot Shop

 

Walk-in Glassblowing

Hot Sand, the Jersey Shore's first  and only Glassblowing studio, is dedicated to promoting art glass through education, demonstration, and fun activities for all ages. The most popular service we offer is walk-in glassblowing. To enter the Hot Shop and blow glass you must be 9 years or older. For kids under 9, we have 2 different but equally as awesome glass activities, the QuickCast and the SunTile.  We don't take appointments or reservations and you can just show up during our glassblowing hours and we will get you blowing glass! It takes 15 to 30 minutes to make each item with one of our experienced glassblowers. We typically have 2 glassblowing stations running at one time. Your item is available for pick-up after 7 days.  During that time, we cool down the item very slowly then grind down any sharp edges. 

Workshops 

If you're looking for a more in-depth experience, we do offer workshops. Our workshops are scheduled two weeks in advance.

Groups, Private Parties, and School Visits

If you have a party of 10 people or more, you can reserve private time at our studio. Groups are scheduled at least two weeks in advance. The maximum number of people we can have for a group is 40. We require one chaperone for every 8 students. Your non-refundable deposit of 50% or at least $100 is payable 10 days before your scheduled visit. Cancelling or re-scheduling 3 days prior to your visit is subject to a $25.00 re-scheduling fee. If you cancel or re-schedule with less than 3 days notice, you will forfeit your entire deposit. There are no refunds for no-shows. Also, please be on time. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, we will charge you $25 per quarter hour.  Members of your group coming to work in our hot shop (Blow-a-Bubble/Pumpkin/Apple/etc) must be at least 9 years old and should bring our Permission Slip signed by a parent or guardian with them on the day of their visit. Any glass you make in the Studio will be ready for pick-up one week after it’s made.

Studio Rental

The Hot Sand Studio is available for rent to experienced glass artists. (Artists must be checked out by our hot shop staff). Time must be booked and paid for at least 1 week in advance.  Failure to notify Hot Sand of your cancellation in advance will result in a $50 fee. Minimum rental is 2 hours.

  • The Studio has 2 glory holes: one 10" glory hole @ $52/hr and one 16" glory hole @ $65/hr
  • The rental rate includes molten glass, pipe warmer, and the color box.
  • Pipes, blocks, and hand tools are available for rent at $25/session.
  • 10lb glass is included per hour. $5/lb after the initial 10lb/hr.
  • The rental rate includes molten glass, pipe warmer, and the color box. Pipes are available for rent at $25/session. Minimum rental is 2 hours.
  • Rental hours vary by season and our opening hours. Please call for availability.
  • Cold shop rental is $20/hour.

You are responsible for following our safety practices and cleaning up the Studio at the end of your slot. Call us at 732.927.5475 or email Studio@HotSandAP.com to reserve.