The potential hazards involved in glassblowing should be obvious.  But there are various ways of minimizing those hazards - and one of them is to have a set of rules everyone needs to follow.  We don't want to instill fear in anyone, but everyone DOES need to have a good, healthy respect for it!

The Rules include, but are not limited to, the following:  

1. The Waiver of Liability form must be signed by everyone.  And for minors, the additional sections must also be signed. The Experience will not be given if the forms are not signed, and any payment made is non-refundable.

2. Limitations/Disabilities will not in themselves disqualify a person for involvement, but if Amanda deems that it would unreasonably add to the person's risk, Amanda can decide to not hold the Experience. (refundable only if form was completed and Amanda agreed to hold the Experience).

3.  Recent ingestion of intoxicants is not allowed, for obvious reasons.  Anyone showing any signs (including odors) of intoxication of any sort will not be allowed to participate. Determination of intoxication is determined by Amanda, and she will have the last word on it.  Any payments already made will be non-refundable. 

4. Dress Code: 
  • Closed-toe shoes only!  Molten glass is soft enough to drip, in which case you don't want your feet under it even in boots!.   

  • Cotton shirt and pants only!  Many synthetics melt with the heat, and will become very sticky!

  • Long hair must be pulled back and tied!   We even get eyebrow and arm hair singed all the time!

  • Long pants are a must - you'll get plenty warm in them, but I can show you a couple ugly calf scars I got from wearing shorts!

  • Safety Glasses - will be provided, but MUST be worn AT ALL TIMES in the glassblowing area. Still-hot glass can pop off the pipes while cooling (which means "less then 1,000 degrees F) and fly surprising distances!