Glass Studio & Hot Shop

A visit to the Glass Studio & Hot Shop is an opportunity to get behind the scenes and observe resident glass artists creating unique works of art.

From gathering the molten glass from the furnace, to working it on the pontil pipe and glory hole, to its final cool down process in the annealing kiln, you will have a new appreciation for this art form that is centuries old. View the gaffer blowing glass, while the assistant narrates in detail the science behind glass, the artistic vision guiding the process and all of the steps involved as the work is being produced.

All of the pieces created in the glass studio are for sale in the Hot Shop Store conveniently located adjacent to the glass studio. Inside you will find a wide variety of art glass including: jewelry, bowls, vases, ornaments and more.

Ticket price is not required to visit the retail store. To purchase tickets or a Tampa Bay CityPASS, please visit Tickets. 

Come and watch a Hot Shop Demonstration or try it yourself and participate with our personal Hot Shop Glass Experience.

Learn more about our resident glassblowers here!

Hours & Location

Summer Hours Through September 16:
Open Tuesday - Sunday

Glass Studio Store: 12 - 5 pm 

Live Demonstrations: 2 pm, 3 pm & 4 pm

Personal Experiences: 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 5 pm & 5:30 pm

Closed Mondays August 1 - September 10

**Closed for renovations September 17 - September 30**

We look forward to welcoming the public to the new and improved space come October 1.

Behind the Morean Arts Center
719 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701