Visiting Glassworks Crafting Studio: Make Your Own Fused Glass Art!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
If you're looking for a new creative outlet, I have the perfect place for you! Glassworks Crafting Studio in Morristown is truly one of a kind. It's a space where you can come with friends, family, co-workers, or even plan a little party. You can try a completely different form of art here- the art of fused glass! Design plates, mirrors, coasters, bowls, and so much more. They even offer special classes where they teach you how to make things like windchimes or glass platters for gifts. Read on for more details!

Disclosure: Glassworks Studio invited me to visit and create a project, but all opinions are my own. And what do I always say? I wouldn't recommend something to you unless I totally loved it myself. So rest assured this has The Jersey Momma seal of approval!

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What is Glassworks Crafting Studio?

At Glassworks Studio in Morristown, you can craft fused-glass art for display, gifts, and everyday use. Project prices range from $25 to $220. and you can choose from a variety of items to create (coasters, picture frames, bowls, platters, plates, mirrors, and more). They also host birthday parties, small events and workshops. Walk-ins are welcome during operating hours but reservations are recommended, especially on weekends and holidays. 

Where is Glassworks Crafting Studio Located?

Glassworks is located on 151 South Street in Morristown. Walk inside the building and head down the stairs. It's important to note, though, that they don't have an elevator. Be sure to check out all of the beautiful creations on the wall as you head down the stairs, too. 

What is Fused Glass?

First, let me tell you what fused glass is. Don't worry, you won't be glass blowing (that's something entirely different) and you don't need to be a crafter or have experience working with glass. It's not dangerous or scary. Glass fusing is the process by which layers of colored glass are bonded and shaped through heat in a kiln. Glassworks handles all of the kiln fusing behind the scenes, so you don't even have to worry about that. They can teach you how to use a tool to score and cut the glass, but honestly, you don't have to do that if you don't want to. I actually chose to use pre-cut mosaic pieces, so I never cut anything myself. I basically just arranged them the way I wanted to, and then used a little dab of glue to secure my design. That's it! No fire, no flames, nothing threatening. 

How Do I Create Something at Glassworks Studio?

Don't worry if you know nothing about glass (I didn't!). The process is not as hard as you think (they even have projects for kids). They will show you exactly what to do. The actual process is simple and it goes like this:

1. Pick a project.
2. Create your design.
3. Let Glassworks fuse it for you (they have kilns for this), and then you can return to pick up your project on another day. 

Piece o' cake, right? It's also very easy to pick up your finished project (they have labelled bins outside the entrance where you can pick up). You know what the hardest part was? Deciding which project to do! There were SO many fun choices. Coasters, frames, bowls, platters - you name it! Prices ranged so it was easy to find something affordable. There were so many glass colors to choose from, too.

I chose a mirror. I wanted to be able to hang my finished project up and see it all the time. I opted to make it in a mosaic style, and Sherri, the owner, gave me advice about how to best place the pieces and where to start. 

My friend made a little succulent scene (they even have templates to help you so you don't have to worry about pulling a design from your imagination). 

Parties, Events and Workshops

Glassworks Crafting Studio has a fun party room. You can book this for kid parties, get togethers, corporate events, and more. Check their website for booking info, or give them a call at the studio. They also have special themed workshops like 'Succulent Sundays' or Mother's Day events. Visit their website for more details and the latest offerings. 

Can Kids Visit Glassworks Crafting Studio?

This was one of my first questions when visiting because I wasn't sure if kids could make projects, too. They absolutely can! In fact, there are even projects designed specifically for kids. Check with the studio if you have a question about the age of your child and their ability to participate.

This is just a small sampling of what kids can create at Glassworks Studio.

Also Good to Note About Glassworks Studio

-Don't worry, if you can't pick up your project, there are other options. Some items are shippable (you just pay postage). You can also take advantage of their “Carry it Forward" Program. Meaning, if Glassworks has projects completed from your area, you’ll bring them to your house for someone to pick-up from you; and then the next group that comes from your location will bring your project back for you. Areas participating include: Teaneck, Monsey, Passaic, Highland Park, Brooklyn, and Lakewood. 

-Don't be afraid to try this! In all honesty, I was a bit intimidated when I sat down in this beautiful space (it was warm and welcoming there, don't get me wrong- I was just convinced that it was going to be challenging). I found the whole process really easy and fun (and relaxing!). It was even cool to learn how to cut the glass with special tools (also not difficult). I loved the studio space!! I was inspired by all of the amazing designs. It was so fun to see the projects that others had created.

-I really can't wait to visit again and bring family and friends. Whenever I feel that way about a business, you know it's good. I would not even be sharing this with you if I didn't think this was a place worth checking out.

-I don't know of another studio quite like this one. People come from pretty far away to visit Glassworks. It really makes a nice alternative to those sip and paints or woodworking when you're looking for a fun craft outing (and there's nothing wrong with those places, of course. I support the arts in all forms. But sometimes you need something different, and, well, here it is!). 

-Glassworks Crafting Studio is privately owned and visiting is a wonderful way to support a local small business. The city of Morristown has so many fun places to visit, too, so you can really make a day of it. Swiss Chalet Bakery is about three doors down, just as an example! 

-And last but not least, if you're visiting Glassworks Studio, you MUST check out their bathroom!! It's truly a work of art.

Stay Connected

You can follow Glassworks Crafting Studio on social media or visit their website for more information. 

Glassworks Crafting Studio
151 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

If you visit, don't forget to tell them The Jersey Momma sent you! And send me a picture of what you make. I'd love to see it!

And check out our finished products! I'll add another photo once I hang my mirror up, too.

1 comment

  1. Great article. Thank you for visiting us. We enjoyed hosting you!


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