Glass Studio Rentals
BAGI is thrilled to be able to offer our facilities and equipment for use to the public. On this page you will find some very useful information regarding studio rentals. Please take the time to read it carefully, as it answers many general questions and will facilitate a successful rental.
Accessing the online calendars and booking
A USERNAME and PASSWORD are required to BOOK TIME, while anyone is welcome to view the calendar. You can create your username/password by following these steps:
Some Basic Rules
- Whether booked online or by phone, cancellations must be 48 hours prior to the start of the rented slot (24 hours for the flameworking area).
- More than one qualified person must be in the studio at all times. If you intend to blow glass solo, let the staff know in the remarks section and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Because we have a small staff, if you would like to rent a slot and do not have an alarm code you must email email@example.com to check if someone will be available in the studio to set up, clean up and lock up BEFORE renting the slot.
Without notifying the office before renting, there is no guarantee that your rental slot will be honored. Thank you.
If you are unfamiliar with the process of turning on and/or cycling our annealers, please download and read these instructions:
We have 2 benches that are rented in 3 hour & 45 minutes chunks of time Monday-Sunday:
10:00am - 1:45pm
2:00pm - 5:45pm
6:00pm - 9:45pm
Check out the studio availability by clicking on On-line Hot Shop Rental Calendar
Bench 1 (large glory-hole): $195 per slot
Bench 2 (small glory-hole): $165 per slot
Bench 2 (ex-large glory-hole): $220 per slot
Torch rental for use at the bench: $10 per slot
*rates subject to change
Renters must have taken a Glassblowing 1A class, or equivalent, to rent time at BAGI.
Rental Fee Includes Use of
Kilns available for rental for fusing and slumping. We have two kilns, one is 20"x40"x12", the other one is 24"x44"x12". If you would like to rent a kiln for such purposes, please contact BAGI at firstname.lastname@example.org and put "BAGI kiln rental" in the subject line. Cost is $55 for a 24 hour run with prepped kiln shelves included. A petite kiln is available to rent for $8. Be prepared to bring in your work and your kiln schedule. (We do not provide glass, tools, or instruction for these kiln runs.)
Part of BAGI's mission is to offer affordable glass studio rental for local artists to develop their art. Our glassblowing, kilnworking, and flameworking rental rates are lower than most studios nationwide.
We have 8 torch stations. Each station includes a Nortel Minor burner. Our torches run on an oxy-propane mix. If you prefer to bring your own torch head, we have 2 stations that have adapters on them to accommodate you (different rental rates may apply). Rental slots are in 2 hour blocks of time. Please call the studio at 408-993-2244 or email email@example.com to schedule a time.
Rental includes use of one torch and access to the annealer. Renters are expected to provide their own tools and glass. Basic tool sets and didymium glasses can be signed out to renters by staff for an additional $5 fee per rental.
Flame Shop rental includes:
Renters must have taken an Flameworking 1A (previously Introduction to Beadmaking), or equivalent, to rent torch time at BAGI.
Basic Tool Sets for checkout include: