Join Us!
Our annual Pumpkin Fiesta is this weekend, October 5th and 6th, 10am-3pm.
Pumpkin Fiesta Members-Only Preview
Friday, October 4th 6-8pm
Visiting Artist Lecture
The Flameworking Journey
of Beau Barrett
Oct 18, 2019 | 6-7:30 PM
Free for SGS Members, $5 donation for general public (Please RSVP for BYOB)

Beau Barrett has been working glass for over 20 years. With beginnings in 104COE glass mandrel beads, he has worked to branch out over the years. Read more ...
Visiting Artist Workshops
Comprehensive Unique Glass Colors
with Mark Hufford
October 11-13, 9:30am-5pm
Join Mark Hufford to explore the wonders of enamels! In this comprehensive techniques course, students will create 8-10 sampler tiles and learn how to use all of the products in the Unique Glass Colors product line. Click here for more information.
Evolution of Blown Boro Beads and Small Scale Tubing Techniques with Beau Barrett
October 19 & 20. 10am-5pm
Traditional Sand Mandalas in Glass
with Warren Norgaard
November 1-3, 9am-5pm
In this 3-day workshop, Warren Norgaard (founder of Facebook’s Fused Glass Fanatics) will show you how to use the ancient tools of Tibetan Monks to create your own personal mandala designs in glass, as well as other design ideas. Click here for more information.
Warm Shop Glass Sale, October 19
The warm shop is making the switch to Bullseye Glass! On October 19 we will have a glass sale on all the COE 96 glass. Enjoy a 35% discount off all marked COE 96 glass (excluding clear, black, and white). Some equipment and molds will be available for sale as well.
Many thanks to Erika Parkin
for sharing her art at our Final Friday!
Student Artist of the Month:
Ethan Freel

Q) How did you get started in glass?  
A) I've always been attracted to unique items that you can't get anywhere else. Being someone who uses social media, I had just naturally run into glass appreciation pages and had been instantly drawn in to the unique and original ideas people had for the medium. I was really just into collecting glass but as time went on, meeting different artists, creating connections with them and learning about the amount of time and passion people put into the pieces they make was extremely inspiring so I eventually stopped collecting to learn more about craft itself.

Q) Why did you become interested in torchworking? 
A) The amount of detail that can be done on a torch, the convenience of setting a studio up at home and the idea of it being something you can do alone with no assistance was enough for me to know that torchworking was for me.

Q) What is your favorite part about working with glass? 
A) I have only been on the torch for a year so there aren't a whole lot of experiences I can look back to. Glass is an incredible material to work with and can teach you a lot. At this very moment I would say my favorite thing about working with glass is every single time I try something, I learn something new in the process.
Sara Hubbs and Sonoran Glass School
Sara Hubbs is a visual artist whose work examines the discarded shapes of material culture as sites of meaning. She is a 2019 recipient of the Research and Development Grant from The Arizona Arts Commission and The Arizona Community Foundation. Over recent months Sara worked with Sonoran Glass School's Hot Shop Director Paul Anders-Stout to translate her work into glass.

Sara's work will be on display from October 18 until November 7 at the Yun Gee Park Gallery, 4226 E 2nd St, (520) 901-0013. Visit her website at:
Support Sonoran Glass School and have the chance to win a brand NEW 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit!
Tickets are $25 or 5 for $100. Second prize is two first-class, round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world (some restrictions apply). Third prize is $5,000 in cash!
Come by the school today to buy yours!
Featured October Classes
Many more torchworking, kiln-fusing, and glassblowing classes are listed on our website.
WARM SHOP I Intro Stained Glass with Monique – October 16-November 13
HOT SHOP I Novice Series: Optic Mold Paperweights
Where to see us ...
Sonoran Glass School will soon be offering weekly classes at Catalyst at the Tucson Mall. Learn more by clicking here.

The Tucson Jewish Community Center has Sonoran Glass School mirrors on display.

Watch for the school to be at the Tucson Botanical Gardens in the spring.
G.O.A.T. Events ( Glassblowing On A Trailer)
Sunday, October 27, 9am-3pm
Sunday, November 11, 9am-1pm