Make a paperweight

***NOTE: Studio will be CLOSED July- September for maintenance. Classes will resume in October. Thank You!***

Try your hand and shaping molten glass into a Paperweight!

Take this chance to try working with molten glass at Amokura Glass! The techniques required to make a paperweight have been around for thousands of years. It offers an exciting glimpse into the world of glass blowing. Paperweights are the first creation every glass artist makes. They are cheerful, colourful and a great way to remember your experience. All classes are run by experience glass craftswoman, Heather Kremen.

Before you begin you will talk with our staff about design and colour, the tools you will be using, and the necessary health and safety precautions needed to keep you safe.

Students will then have a 20 minute hot shop experience. Here you work one on one with the instructor to make your paperweight (valued at $65). You will get to add up to three colours to the glass. Learn to manipulate the glass to create one of 6 designs. And, shape the outside of the glass to make the paperweight’s final form. After each piece has cooled down over night, you will get to take home your paperweight to show your whanau and friends!

Paperweight experience, 35 minutes- $99


-Must be 14 yrs or older.

-Must be in good physical health, and able to hear and see well.

-Classes are 30 minutes each, students must arrive 30 minutes ahead of time for a Health and Safety briefing.

-Must wear close toed shoes, long pants, and a shirt made of natural fibers (aka, cotton, wool, linen…) during the lesson.

-Must book at least 5 days in advance.

*Locals discount can be applied in store, must bring proof of being a Rotorua/ Ngongotaha resident.