Glass Blowing Glassblowing Lessons, classes or demos

Kenyon's Creations

Indianapolis, IN

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“I Instruct Glass Blowing to anyone above the age of 10. Demonstrations available”

Bio

I started blowing glass at the Indianapolis Art Center and I have a degree in furniture design from Herron School of Art. I instruct there and at GRT Hot Glass Studio. I present my work at the Harrison Center every First Friday.

About Kenyon's Creations

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Glass Blowing Lessons for individuals or groups above the age of 10

Want to try something new, exciting and fun to see how awesome glass blowing is. Learn to blow glass in a few lessons or we could just make a few paperweights for a one time experience in the hot shop.

At GRT Hot Glass Studio they charge 60 per hour for one person or 50 per person per hour and usually we do 2 hour lessons.

If you get a group of 10 to 15 together we can do a lesson at 45 per person where each person walks away with a wonderful paperweight or flower. These classes are 2 to 3 hours long.

I could also accommodate a lot of people for a demonstration on the art of glass blowing where I could show a number of different things depending on how much of a show you might want. Any age is welcome.

I will help you create wonderful gifts that your friends and family will enjoy for years to come. It is always nice to make your own gifts that you give away and with my assistance we can make some really great stuff even if it is a one time experience

All private lessons will be scheduled through me, but paid at the front desk at GRT Hot Glass Studio.

We also provide "Sampler" classes for a quick one time event twice a month at GRT Hot Glass Studios and you can check out those classes in my "events" if you like me on Facebook at Kenyon's Creations and at Matt Kenyon.

Free Glass Blowing Demonstrations are offered every Final Friday of each month as well and I will have the list of the next person doing demos on Facebook as well.

Location

6400 Brookville Road, Suite B
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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  • 5/5 stars June 1, 2014

    Matt is an awesome and patient instructor. He is very talented and skilled. It was a great 14th anniversary gift for my wife and I. We will definitely have another training class with him.

  • 5/5 stars January 13, 2013

    We contacted Matt Kenyon for a class on glass design for me and my 2 friends. We met Matt for a 2-hour session and he did a gret job demonstrating and then letting us do for ourselves with his guidance. We each made a 3-4 glass pieces, and we learned a lot, and we had a great time. Matt was a great teacher - he was very organized and very calm and every piece we did was going to be "amazing." I would definitely recommend Matt!

    Matt K. from Kenyon's Creations replied to this review on February 9, 2014:

    thanks so much for the good review, hope to see you in the hot shop again one day.

  • 5/5 stars December 28, 2012

    Im hoping you will soon be teaching me how to work with glass,, im do excited im going to call tomorrow.

  • 5/5 stars October 30, 2012

    He was definitely a great teacher for my first time using the soft glass medium.

    Matt K. from Kenyon's Creations replied to this review on February 9, 2014:

    thanks so much for the good review, hope to see you in the hot shop again one day

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Besides teaching I do commissions for lighting like pendent lamps or centerpieces for tables at weddings or any other project that needs to be created out of glass.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Bring sunglasses and cotton clothes. Be ready to make some really cool stuff. Dont worry, even if it is a one time event it will be a good time and you will enjoy yourself working with such a different material than you have ever worked with.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Glass blowing is like magic, but way cooler.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I enjoy the creative process that goes along with working in glass. I love to see the progression that people go through in figuring out the medium. This molten medium is so much fun once you figure out the process.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Isn't it hot? The answer is yes it is as well as difficult, but it is worth every second of it for the chance to make something wonderful out of this liquid medium.

Do yo uhave to blow hard? The answer is no, you do not have to have any lung power, if you are blowing hard then you are not working hot enough. The glass should be enough of a liquid to where you can blow easily to get the bubble to come out.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. I have tought an 87 year old blow glass

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I am very good at keeping everyone safe in the hot shop. My demos explain what is hot and what you should not touch. there is not that many things that are hot and it is easy not to burn yourself or others

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I thought that it would be really fun and exciting to work with molten glass, I was right so I have been creating things out of glass ever since.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I helped a 8 year old create ornaments

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. I built a stack laminated mahogany over 6 foot clock that looks like a dinosaur with a glass plate for the face

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