TOURS

Glass Furnace accepts all student groups and welcomes school trips. Students can walk through, watch glass making and join a brief workshop if they like to.

These trips involve a special project combining glass activities in Glass Furnace and school education. Besides, a special museumologist who knows primary school curriculum well attends all the activities and she helped us to prepare a booklet. What we aim here is providing students unite their experience here and what they learn in school. Through this, glass will be a part of their education and life.

It’s needed to make an appointment for these trips.

Schedules

GENERAL SCHOOLTRIPS

1. Meeting at Glass Furnace

2. Glass Bead Show (15 min.): Workshop leader is our bead master Vahide Başak. She makes beads or  small animals and tells about the technique and equipment. Question & Answer session is included.

3. Hot Glass Show / Production Observation (15 min.): Production never ends in our hot glass atelier. Observers could see it from a special lecture hall area which is separated from the workplace due to security reasons. They can watch how liquid glass is removed from the kiln, shaped and blown. Information about all is given during the show. Question & Answer session is included.

4. Fusion Workshop (15 min.) – optional: Students could attend a brief fusion class and get to work with it. Each student will have 1 piece of 15×15 cm flat, colourless square glass and some small coloured glass pieces. Students will make a composition with these and once done, we will put them in the furnace and then transform them into a plate or a board. The end works are sent to the owners in a special box with “I made this” phrase on them.

It’s a must to tell about fusion workshop attendance while making an appointment.

5. Free Time: Students can walk through our campus and buy some glass work from our store as a souvenir.

6. Leaving Glass Furnace

* School trip fee is 10 TL per person and with the fusing workshop 40 TL per person.

LECTURING TRIPS

Glass Bead Show: Students begin their trip with the 10 minutes glass bead workshop. They see the bead making technique and the characteristics of glass and other materials used. They observe the glass bead making process. After this, teachers discuss the subjects they want to represent.

Hot Glass Show: Students watch the 15 minutes glass blowing show and they get the technique and the materials. Teachers could give a lecture at the end of the session if they need to.

Bottle Recycle: We expect that each student will bring a clean, label free, green bottle. They’ll put these bottles in special cases. In return, we’ll give them the vases we made out of bottles that previous student group had brought. By this way, they see the recycling process.

Fusion Workshop “I made this”: Students attend a brief fusion class if it’s decided to arrange this workshop. Each student will have 1 piece of 20×20 cm flat, colourless, square glass and small coloured glass pieces. Students make a composition with these and later they fired by us and transformed into a plate or a board. The end works are sent to your school in a special box with an “I made this” phrase and student’s name on them.

Batch Room: In batch room, raw material of glass and chemicals which are mixed with it. This session is special for 9th grades and their scheduled chemistry class. Teachers could give a lecture and have practice at the end of the session if they need to.

Classroom: Teachers could use the seminar room and tables around inner pool for art activities and classes. By this way, students could solidify the things they’ve learnt and have a chance to have some artistic activities.

Showroom / Museum: Students can walk through our campus and buy some glass work from our store as a souvenir, see the pieces of some world-known glass artists.

*Timetable: 50 minutes (extra 30 minutes for classroom). Fee: 30 TL per student, 10 TL if fusion workshop is excluded.

HANDS-ON TRIPS

In these trips, our visitors stop by all ateliers and get information, watch production and have a chance to do some practice. Appointment is required for attending these one or half day trips.

It’s also possible to organize some private trips. You can reach us by phone or e-mail.

 

Half Day Trip Schedule:

13:00 – Meeting at Glass Furnace

13:00 – 13:15 – Glass Furnace orientation film

13:15 – 13:30 – Hot glass show / Production observation. Visitors could try glass blowing for a certain sum.

13:30 – 14:00 – Glass Bead Show: Workshop leader is our bead master Ahmet Özdeniz. He makes the beads while tells about the technique and equipment. Afterwards, each visitor make a bead for themselves.

14:00 – 14:45 – Fusion Workshop: Visitors could attend a brief fusion class and get to work with it. They will get to make a composition. The end work will be sent to the owners with counter payment.

14:45 – 15:15 – Free Time: Our visitors can walk through our campus and buy some glass work from our store as a souvenir.

15:15 Departure from Glass Furnace

Half day trip fee is 80 TL per person. Bead and fusion works are included.

 

Full Day Trip Schedule

10:30 – Meeting at Glass Furnace

10:40 – 11:00 – Glass Furnace orientation film

11:00 – 11:20 – Hot glass show / Production observation. Visitors could try glass blowing for a certain sum.

11:20 – 12:00 - Glass Bead Show: Workshop leader is our bead master Ahmet Özdeniz. He makes the beads while tells about the technique and equipment. Afterwards, each visitor make a bead for themselves.

12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch break

13:00 – 14:50 – Fusion Workshop: Visitors could attend a brief fusion class and get to work with it. They will get to make a composition. The end work will be sent to the owners with counter payment.

14:50 – 15:10 – Tea break

15:10 – 16:00 – Free Time: Our visitors can walk through our campus and buy some glass work from our store as a souvenir.

16:00 – Departure from Glass Furnace

Full day trip fee is 100 TL per person. Lunch, bead and fusion works are included.

Hotshop studio is closed on Saturdays. Appointment is required.

About

The Glass Furnace was first designed as a glass studio but has quickly become one of the world’s leading glass schools and this is the outcome of a long and intensive work. Since the day it was founded, The Glass Furnce has been hosting world renowned artists, teaching various glass techniques to Turkish students and students from all over the world, through different duration workshops.

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