East Falls Glassworks

   Philadelphia Glass Studio and Gallery

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East Falls Glassworks is greater Philadelphia's largest studio and gallery dedicated to hot glass.

Our goal is to encourage the art and craft of glass blowing within the Philadelphia community. We are a public access glass studio offering glassblowing classes, studio rental and work for sale by local glass artists.

The glassblowing studio is located at Sherman Mills in East Falls, near Manayunk, about 7 minutes from the Philadelphia Art Museum. East Falls Glassworks is convenient to Center City Philadelphia, New Jersey, the Main Line and surrounding suburbs. Our glassblowing community extends across Pennsylvania and reaches into Delaware and New York.

Create Your Own Glass Art

Glassblowing classes are offered for all levels of experience. We have classes designed for beginners as well as offerings for glass blowers with advanced skills. Our patient, experienced instructors will help you satisfy your glass muse. East Falls Glassworks is 'public access'; once you've mastered the basic glassworking skills the studio is available for rental; so you can realize your own glass designs. Fill our the online registration form or call us at (215) 908-7924 for more information about our glass classes.

Private and Customized Instruction

Besides our classes and workshops, private instruction is another option for folks who want to learn how to blow glass or improve their skills. One-on-one instruction can be the fastest way to improve your skills and take you to the next level. See the classes pages for more details on private instruction.

We can also provide customized 'private' options for small groups. We have created special classes for corporate team-building groups, church groups, school groups and many others. Call the studio or drop us an email and we can put together a session for you.

Visit Our Glass Studio, Watch Live Glassblowing

We welcome the public to visit us any time we are working and watch us transform molten glass into works of art. The studio is set up with a designated viewing area and we offer a special 'behind-the-scenes' tour between pieces. During your visit, make sure you check out the East Falls Glassworks gallery, which displays a large collection of glass art made by Philadelphia area artists.

Hours of Operation

Monday - FridayNoon - 6pm
Saturday - SundayBy Appointment or Chance

Partnerships with Local Arts Institutions

In addition to our class offerings, East Falls Glassworks collaborates with local educational centers and groups to host continuing-education glassblowing classes. We are currently hosting classes offered by The Main Line Art Center. Check out the current classes offered by the Main Line Art Center.

Commissions and Special Events

The East Falls Glassworks glassblowing team can work with you to bring your glass commission ideas to reality. We can also add some hot glass to your next special event whether its a birthday party or corporate team-building.

Sherman Mills

The complex where we are located, Sherman Mills is a 19th century textile mill that is undergoing a transformation into a vibrant, diverse artists' community. There are 40+ artist studios in the complex, include sculptors, painters, stained glass artists, warm glass artists (slumping and fusing), potters, weavers and others. Sherman Mills is the 2nd largest group of artist studios in Philadelphia and still growing. The community of artists here is amazing.
Venetian style blown glass animals made at East Falls Glassworks