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Company/School Name: GoggleWorks Center for the ArtsMajor Classification: Hot Shop (Furnace Glassblowing)
Major Classification: Torchwork/Lampworking
Major Classification: Fusing/Slumping
Contact Person Name: Nathaniel Dubbs
Offers PUBLIC Classes
Offers RENTALS
Address Line 1: 201 Washington Street
Address Line 2:
City: Reading
Furnace Capacity (Pounds of Glass): 500
Number of Benches: 4
State: PA
Number of Gloryholes: 4
Zip: 19601
Country: USA
Phone: 610-374-4600 x129
Fax: 610-898-1908
Email: NDubbs@goggleworks.org
Year Founded: 2005
Website: www.goggleworks.org
Additional Information:
The GoggleWorks is a new public access studio.
The GoggleWorks hot, warm and cold glass facilities were built and designed by Eddie Bernard; a.k.a "Wet Dog Glass".
He and his team installed the shop September 2005.
The glass studio has many facets, including hot glass and hot casting facilities, lampworking with 10 torches from Glass Torch Technologies, a beautiful, complete cold shop (including two lathes), and a cold casting, fusing, and stained glass studio.
n the hot shop we melt Gaffer pellitized batch (co-efficient 96) in a freestanding pot tank that holds 500+ pounds of glass.
Our fusing studio is also a system 96 studio. we will be running many workshops that employ multiple techniques to utilize the ever expanding potential of glass).
There are four workstations available to rent in the hot glass studio, with the largest glory hole having a 24-inch width opening, and the smallest measuring 16 inches.
The GoggleWorks art center has an amazingly diverse base of studios, including a complete wood shop, jewelry studio, and ceramics studio with a brand new Bailey gas kiln, 11 pottery wheels, slip casting equipment and a raw materials lab.
We offer dark room access for photography, and in digital media we will be offering access to a Mac lab (still being completed), for prints, photography and motion pictures...
In addition to classes and public access to these shops, The GoggleWorks also offers individual studio space to 34 artists in varying media, office space to 25 arts organizations, and 5 art galleries.
The GoggleWorks State of the art Facility’s have the potential to be a national draw for artists in all media, but Pennsylvania has been known for outstanding glass art for quite some time.
We are excited to contribute to, and be a resource for the inspiring local glass community, by expanding the variety of Artists, shows and workshops opportunities available.

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