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.

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

Hours & Location

Hours of operation:
Monday - Sunday: 10AM - 5PM
Demonstrations take place at 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM. No demos take place Monday, but guests are welcome to watch artists during open studio time
Sunday Demonstrations hourly from 1PM-4PM


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

Hot Date @ the Hot Shop

This hot couple's night will be one to remember.

Call (727) 822-7872 for more information or click here.

Personal Glass Experience

Create your own masterpiece with one of our artists. Seasonal offerings are available.

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Make a donation

We are a non-profit organization that seeks to connect people with art. You can support our efforts to connect people with art by donating to our annual fund.

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Ladies Night @ the Hot Shop

Get out of the house for an evening with the girls and have some fun blowing glass!

Ladies Night Glass Image
Select Fridays 
6pm – 9pm

Learn more or register here.