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Effective Fall 2021- New Street Glass Studio will be closing.  All glass programs (with the exception of Stained Glass, which has relocated to 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA) have been cancelled.


Hot shop, Cold shop, Flame shop - we've got it all!

At our Glass Studio, we teach youth and adult classes, provide studio rentals—including hot-shop, cold-shop, flame-shop options, and kiln rental. We also offer space to artists-in-residence. Glass artists also can take advantage of our kiln-rental offering.

This 8,000-square-foot studio is off-site, located at 35B New Street in Worcester. Call or email to inquire about rentals, class information, or to schedule a private lesson, private class, or demonstration.

Glassblowing Demonstrations and a Tour of New Street Glass Studio (NSG) is an available option for people interested in learning about the processes we have available at New Street.  Participants will tour through the various studios while processes and programs are explained in detail.  Demonstrations in the Hot Shop and Flame Shop are options.  An outreach contract must be completed to reserve a date and time at least 10 days before the visit.  All pricing and scheduling is done through the glass department head, Gale Scott:  Fees vary from $80 for a flame shop demo to $150 for a hot shop demo.  Demonstrations can be catered to what the group would like to see.  The combined demonstration/tour takes 1 ½ to 2 hours.

General Hours:
Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Fridays, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Please call ahead first at 508-757-1424.

Worcester Center for Crafts Flameworking Studio
Worcester Center for Crafts Flameworking Studio

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Worcester Center for Crafts Glassblowing
Worcester Center for Crafts Glassblowing

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Worcester Center for Crafts Hot Shop/Glassblowing/Casting
Worcester Center for Crafts Hot Shop/Glassblowing/Casting

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Worcester Center for Crafts Flameworking Studio
Worcester Center for Crafts Flameworking Studio

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Open Studio (for enrolled students)

Please click here for more details on Glass Open Studio options for enrolled students.

Glass Studio Rental Rates

Our fully equipped Glass Studio is also available to professional artists for rental. The various studios are available for rental Monday through Friday 10:00 am-10:00 pm, and Saturday from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Scheduled classes take precedence and studios may not be rented during class times. Use of the shops during non-open studio hours must be scheduled ahead of time as rentals. Hot shop rental on Saturdays is permitted only to those who have pre-paid for a block of time.


New Street Glass Rental Agreement Form  

New Street Glass Rental Rates


A monitor will always be present during rental usage. For safety reasons, we do not allow anyone to work with hot glass alone, and all renters must agree to Glass Studio policies.

All rentals are by appointment only. To make arrangements, please contact the Glass Studio:

Glass studio phone: (508)-757-1424 Gale Scott, Department Head email:

Equipment Details

Hot Shop Equipment 

  • 450-pound Correll Glass Invested Pot Furnace (with recuperator) melting Glasma Studio Batch

  • 2 10-inch Wet Dog glory holes

  • 1 21-inch Wet Dog glory hole

  • 2 24-inch by 36-inch rolling marvers

  • 1 16-inch by 27-inch rolling marver

  • 1 28-inch by 70-inch rolling marver

  • 2 gas pipe warmers

  • 1 18-inch by 18-inch by 18-inch pick-up oven with GB1 controller

  • 2 color box/pick-up ovens (12-inch by 12-inch by 12-inch interior dimensions)

  • 4 front-loading annealers (36 inches wide by 27 inches deep by 30 inches tall interior dimensions)

  • 3 sets of Jim Moore glassblowing hand tools

  • Spiral Arts pipes and punties

  • Premium blowpipes

  • Wood blocks in sizes 6-16

  • Assorted optic molds

  • Large propane bench torch

  • 2 oxy/propane bench torches 

Lamp Working Studio

  • Our full-service Flame Shop has 10 stations equipped for Oxygen/Propane Torches

  • 9 Carlisle CC Torches

  • 9 Nortel Minor Bead Torches

  • 3 toolbox bead annealers

  • 2 front-loading flameworking annealers with "doggie doors"

  • 10 toolboxes stocked with Didymium Glasses and flameworking tools

Casting/Fusing Kilns

  • All kilns on Digitry GB4 or GB1 Controllers

  • Top-loading 'bell style" kiln (44 inches wide by 22 inches deep by 13 inches tall)

  • Top-loading octagonal kiln (24 inches wide by 24 inches deep by 27 inches tall)

  • Top-loading kiln with GB1 (18 inches wide by 18 inches deep by 18 inches tall)

  • Top-loading oval kiln (41 inches wide by 25 inches deep by 13 inches tall)

  • Top-loading oval kiln (41 inches wide by 26 inches deep by 13 inches tall)

Cold Shop Equipment

  • 3 30-inch loose-grit grinding wheels: 80,220,400 grits

  • Somaca Wet Belt Sander (106 inches by 4 inches)

  • Target Diamond Chop Saw with sliding bed, 14-inch blade

  • Variable speed cutting lathe with 1-inch arbor

  • 2-sided polishing station with 16-inch horsehair and felt wheels for pumice and cerium oxide

  • Drill press

  • Large assortment of diamond, stone, felt, and cork wheels for cutting and polishing lathes

  • Hand-lapping station

  • Sandblasting cabinet (42 inches wide by 23 inches deep by 30 inches tall interior dimensions)

  • Stainless steel and padded work tables

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