How glass blowing classes are gaining popularity

Doing artwork such as glass blowing or pottery painting in a communal studio environment for fun has become an increasingly popular activity in all areas of Calgary. Groupon has many specials for locals to partake in a variety of artistic fun. From making ceramics to attending a Paint Night event hosted at a local bar or restaurant, there are creative activities for every one.

Artopia Studios Inc., located down the street from Chinook Centre, and across the street from Chinook LRT station, has glass blowing classes to help patrons create their own glass ornaments. Makenzie Haydon, manager of the studio, shows how the glass blowing process works and the final product she crafted.

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Haydon repeats the process of filling a glass mold with frit before heating it up and blowing air into a new ornament. Photo by Caroline Fyvie