Thanks to John Miller and Alex Stisser for an unbelievable night. Our Grand Re-Opening on December 1st was a huge success! Thanks to all who attended. John Miller donated the huge pilsner beer glass to The Crawford Brew Works in appreciation to the Crawford Company and Local Plumber and Pipefitters Union Local 25 for their work during the remodel!
Our recent wall installation completed with the help of Veterans from Scott Community College. Located in Building 4 near the Admissions office. Thanks to Quad City Arts Dollars. Support is provided by the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund, and John Deere.
John Miller has been working in glass for more than 20 years and focuses on blown sculpture. He earned his MFA at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and has worked at Pilchuck Glass School for 15 years. He exhibits internationally, lectures and demonstrates nationally, and is an assistant professor and head of the glass department at Illinois State University. In 1998, he was awarded the C.G.C.A. Fellowship at Wheaton Village.
Hot Glass was featured on "Living Local" on our local CBS affiliate WHBF.
Our Quad City Arts Veterans Show
Hot Glass holiday ornament classes are now available to be scheduled!
Each person will decorate and help create your very own blown glass ornament masterpiece!
There will be 15-20 different curated mixes to choose from!
All dates that can be scheduled are listed below, and are organized by the day of the week.
The cost is $50 per ornament.
Please call 309-945-3014 to schedule an appointment!
Please leave a voicemail with the date, time, and number of people you would like to reserve for!
Please do not text to try and schedule an appointment.
Fri. Dec. 13th. 2pm-4:30pm
Mon. Dec. 16th. 3-5pm
Tue. Dec. 17th. 2-5pm
Wed. Dec. 18th. 2-5pm
Thurs. Dec. 19th. 2-4pm
Sat. Dec. 21st. 10am-4pm
All classes are by appointment and are first come first serve.
Each ornament will take roughly 10 minutes. (For example, a group of 3 will take approximately 30 minutes).
Children 6 years old and up can sign up for this class. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Each person taking the class will be required to wear closed toed shoes.
All ornaments will be picked up on a later day after the class has taken place.
The address to Hot Glass is 104 Western Ave. Davenport, Iowa 52801.
Our glass studio and gallery are located on the west side of the building near the loading dock.
"The Cold Shop"
Two 18" Lap Grinders, One 24" Lap Grinder, Two Vertical Belt Sanders, 8" Wet Saw, 14" Wet Saw, Covington Glass Lathe, Water Lines to Each Machine
Visiting Artist Series
Saturday, December 14th 9am-3 pm
In addition to our mission of sharing glass art with underserved youth and Veterans, Hot Glass Inc. of Davenport is proud to expand its offerings to the public with our visiting artist program. In 2018, we finished our expansion by moving into a 4,000 square foot facility with a state of the art 400 pound capacity Wet Dog Glass gas melt furnace as well as building a 30 inch reheating furnace to round out our third work station.
We are pleased to announce a class offering by one of the most popular glass artists in the country. John Miller will join us for a one-day demonstration and lecture on Saturday, December 14, from 9-3 pm at Hot Glass, Inc. in Davenport. Registration is required and admission is $125 per person and $60 for high school and college students. (Includes Lunch) This information packed; high energy demo is for anyone interested in learning more about glass blowing-from beginners to those with experience, or those who just appreciate art. Miller’s talk and demonstration will cover the history of the Studio Glass Movement from the beginning to latest trends. He will share pro tips and techniques.
To register, call Hot Glass, Inc. at (309) 236-9223.
Classes held for Veterans and Youth
Hot Glass would like to THANK
all volunteers that made
our move possible!
Plumber and Pipe Fitters
Local Union 25
Phil Davison and Bill Allison
The Crawford Company
Adam Isaacson, Joe Burkhart, David Fogle, Joe Rossi, Austin Wilhelm, Andy DeWulf, Skylar Davison, Jacob Bowman, Joseph Childs,
and Kyle Thiede
Hempel Pipe & Supply
Jake Greer of Northwest Mechanical
The Electric Doctor; Jeff Lanum & Steve Nelson
Chris Welsh Masonry
K and J Finishing
Sampson Fence and Deck Co.
Dale and Wilma Briggs
Glass Heritage & Adrian English
John and Quintzy Liljequist