Studio Rental Rates
2-hour minimum. All renters MUST have an assistant as well as updated and signed Studio Rental Agreement and Risk and Release forms on file. All glass blowing studio rentals include reasonable use of annealer space, propane hand torch and standard blocks. Safety protection (kevlar sleeves & gloves, nomex hood, face shield, safety glasses and respiratory masks) are available.
Skills Test/Renter Assessment: If the renter has never taken a glass blowing class with SiNaCa, they must complete a Skills Test/Rental Assessment before studio rental is approved. You have two hours to demonstrate that you can complete the following tasks without direction while completing (3) two gather pieces (tumbler, vase & bowl): Gather, marver, block, neck, heat, flash, basic color application (frit/powder & rod), basic bits, punty, catch and put away a finished piece.
|Non Member||Studio Member|
|Includes tools and pipes||Per hour|
|Small Glory/ Bit Hole||$45||$35|
|If you use personal pipes AND tools||Per hour|
|Small Glory/ Bit Hole||$30||$25|
|O2 Hand Torch||$10||$0|
|Sand Casting (no glory) Includes 10lb of glass/hour||Standard Hourly Rate +1/lb of annealed or colored glass|
|Private Lessons (min 2 Hour)||$250 + $125/additional hour|
|Skills Test (2 Hour)||$150|
SiNaCa Assistant: The primary function of a SiNaCa Assistant in the glass blowing studio is to follow the direction of the artist that is renting the studio and the use of the assistant. A studio rental with a SiNaCa Assistant is not intended to be a substitute for a Private Lesson. A renter must be able to pass a Skills Test/Renter Assessment in order to use a SiNaCa Assistant.
SiNaCa Gaffer: The primary function of a SiNaCa Gaffer in the glass blowing studio is teaching a new skill or offering other direct advice on a project. A studio rental with a SiNaCa Gaffer is not intended to substitute for a Private Lesson. A renter must be able to demonstrate basic glass blowing fundamental skills to use a SiNaCa Gaffer.
Private Lessons: Private Lessons are an opportunity to lean fundamental skills in glass blowing outside of our standard curriculum. A student can work at their own pace to learn the fundamentals before moving on to working with a SiNaCa Gaffer.
|The Studio||At Each Bench|
|900 Square Foot||Two Bench Work Stations|
|385lb furnace (spruce pine)||Jim Moore Tools|
|Pipe Warmer||Exact Propane Hand Torch|
|Two 3’x2’ Marver||Multi Mix Hand Torch (O2)|
|5’x3’ Marver (on request)||Heat Shield with Marver and Frit Scoops|
|Pipe Cooler||Multiple Sizes of Blocks|
|Paragon Color Pick Up||Two 16.5” x 36” (Standard)|
|35L x 27H x 29D Front Load (double door)||8” bit hole (Small)|
|35L x 22H x 29D Front Load (double door)||22” x 25” (by special request ONLY w/2week notice +$100 Fee)|
|20L x 20H x 29D Rollout Cart|
|24L x 34H x 29D Front Load (single door)|