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COVID19 Update:  We are currently offering limited "Make Your Own" classes.  Please call for information and an appointment. We also offer fused glass projects making a Suncatcher or jewelry.  Call for an appointment.  Masks and 6' physical distancing are required.

Glass artists are working in the Hot Shop daily and you may watch demo's for free.


Established in 2009, the Coastal Arts Center's Hot Shop is Alabama's premier glass studio, opened to the public daily. Here at the Hot Shop, we are excited to share with the community our passion for the art of glass blowing and sculpting.
In keeping with this philosophy the Hot Shop is proud to offer:

  •   "Make Your Own" glass blowing lessons ~ $85
  •   Group Demonstrations
  •   Field Trips (for schools and organizations)
  •   Public Art Exhibitions
  •   Glass Fusing
  •   Lamp Work

Come to the Coastal Arts Center's Hot Shop and watch our resident glass artists turn molten glass into gorgeous pieces of art ~ or create some glass art of your own!  The facility is open to the public so that you may watch our artists at work both mornings and afternoons.  They break everyday from 12:00-1:00pm ~Times vary.

Appropriate Attire for Hot Shop

  • Closed-toe shoes REQUIRED
  • Long pants and long sleeves are recommended, but not required.
  • Cotton clothes are recommended. No synthetic materials.
  • Bring something to drink as we do not have vending machines on our campus.

Call 251-981-2787 to make an appointment today*!

*Advanced booking is required

If you make an appointment to blow glass you are paying for an experience!  No two items are alike, and customers should expect variances in shape and size, There are no replacments or refunds.