About Us

Dan - Operations Manager

Sean - Business Development

I grew up around glass as objects of intrinsic creative and aesthetic value. It wasn’t until 2007 that I stumbled into “Hotsoup” (a glass making studio in old city Philadelphia) thinking they had soup only to find that my hunger was for something else. One lesson led to what is now a 14 year relationship with glass as a passion first and foremost. East Falls Glassworks and Glass Commons have been leaders in the glass community of Philadelphia. My hope is to help develop and grow the business of glass to promote the overall mission of serving the community.

Reba - Coordinator

Reba caught the glass bug early on in her time at Tyler School of Art here in Philadelphia, and has maintained a healthy obsession ever since. After graduation she bopped around a few places until she found her forever home here at East Falls Glass.  This community space has been an incubator for her continued education and blossoming love for teaching, as it has been for so many others. As the Studio Coordinator, Reba will, most likely, be the person you talk to if you contact us (and please do, she loves a good chat).  Outside of the hot shop, Reba spends most of her time doting on her beloved cat, Hoagie, spending time outdoors, and cooking and exploring food any chance she can get.

Hannah - Assistant Coordinator

Hannah’s interest in glass began as a kid, when she would visit her grandparents and spend hours mesmerized by their antique paperweight collection. Growing up in northern New Jersey in the 90’s-00’s, access to glassmaking proved elusive, so she kept busy by amassing a small glass collection of her own while exploring other media like ink, paint, clay, and fabric. In 2011, she was finally introduced to glassblowing at Snow Farm Craft School in Massachusetts and promptly decided to pursue it. She moved to the Philadelphia area shortly after and studied glass at Bucks County Community College and Tyler School of Art, where she earned her AA and then BFA. She has instructed classes at East Falls Glassworks, The Crefeld School, and Hot Sand. She enjoys teaching glass and especially loves introducing the material to beginners because of the fresh, raw perspectives they bring. Her own work ranges from fun, functional blown objects like drinkware to mixed media sculpture that includes glass. She’s most interested in wearable sculpture, especially masks (even before COVID!) as a way to explore the concept of identity.

Hannah’s other interests include hiking, running, kayaking, and culinary/beverage arts. She moonlights as a bartender and makes a margarita that’ll knock your socks off! She currently lives in Bucks County, PA with her partner, two cats, and an army of paperweights.

Jon - Owner

If you are in the studio on a Sunday or weekday evening, you may see someone strolling around like he owns the place, that would be Jon.  He founded the studio back in 2006 but leaves the running of the place and decision-making to Nik and the rest of the EFG crew.  Jon continues to use the studio to create his own work which is shown in many galleries - you can learn more about his work here:

Jon Goldberg's Portfolio

Location

Hours

Monday - Friday 10AM to 6PM
Saturday & Sunday By Chance


Here's the deal...
We're often here outside of those hours but we also might have to run out during the day to mail some packages or something. So, the best thing to do is just to call in advance  to let us know you're coming and someone can make sure to be around. Plus, there's not necessarily glassblowing happening all the time, so if you want to watch glassblowing in action, that's definitely another good reason to pick up the phone. Thanks for your understanding!

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Address

East Falls Glassworks
3510 Scotts Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129

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Phone

(215) 908-7924