What you'll do
Join us for a personalized, one on one experience as we help you create your own glass art piece to treasure. You'll choose a design and color scheme, then we'll walk you through the steps of creating your unique, hand-blown piece. We will start by talking through safety and layout of the studio. You'll learn some basics, like how to keep the blowpipe turning so the hot glass stays on center, then we'll jump into making your piece! You'll work with a trained artist who will gather some molten glass for you, and then you'll start adding color and shaping the piece. Specific steps vary based on the design you've chosen. Once completed, we'll place your piece in the annealing oven to cool down slowly overnight. This process stabilizes the glass so it doesn't crack or explode! We recommend you wear cotton clothing, as synthetics get hot when near the furnace. You're welcome to pick up your piece the next day, or we're happy to ship it to you for a small fee. While we can only make one piece at a time, we recommend this experience for couples or small groups, because it's pretty fun to have someone there to document and cheer you on!
As the child of a wood-carving family, Callahan grew up with an interest and talent for visual arts. He discovered glassblowing as a teenager and honed his skills working with masters at the Dick Marquis Studio, Pilchuck Art Glass School, and Pratt Fine Art Center. Callahan started his own studio on Whidbey Island in the early 2000's and now continues to design and make his own work, as well as offering glass blowing experiences to the public. Now a mainstay of Langley, Callahan's Firehouse is a top attraction in the village by the sea.
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Where you'll be
We're located in Langley's old Fire Station building, which served as the town's Firehouse from the 1950's through 2008, when Callahan took it over and converted it into a glass studio (the Fire Department moved just up the road!). We think it's a pretty special way to repurpose a "Firehouse!"
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Folks under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents and guardians are responsible for minors in their company and should be sure that this experience is appropriate for their child.
Callahan's Firehouse Glass Experience