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Scroll down to see Career and Rental Opportunities as well as items for Sale. Postings are reserved for Olympic Colors customers only. If you would like to post a listing, please email us at sales@glasscolor.com.

 

Career Opportunities

Posted by Wimberley Glassworks

Full time glass blowing/assistant position available in a production/lighting studio. Pay commensurate with experience. Blow time available. No need to scramble between studios to get 40 hours you will have it here. Send pictures of your work, a resume, and three references to: tim@wgw.com Check us out at: wgw.com & wgwcustom.com

 

Posted by Patrick Kolten

Looking for employment in a friendly studio. 30 years of experience in production in several studios including my own. Serious, dependable and motivated. Ready to relocate. Photos available upon request. Contact: patrickkolten@gmail.com 701-300-4490

 

Posted by Hot Sand

Hot Sand glass studio in Asbury Park, NJ is looking for Glass Blowers.  Hot Sand is a public Hot Shop and Glass Gallery at the Jersey Shore.

With many opportunities available we are looking for glass blowers with at least one year of experience as well as more experienced glass blowers.  Responsibilities include opening and closing the studio, working with the public in the creation of blown glass, creating production items sold in the gallery, assisting lead glass blowers on commissions, coldworking and more.

We are looking to hire people who like working with the public, are outgoing , positive and are able to work well as part of a team.  As an employee you will receive weekly rental time in the hot shop, and have the ability to sell approved work for consignment in our gallery.

If you are interested in applying or if you have any questions please send your resume and five pictures of our work to Scott@HotSandAP.com.  For more information visit our website at www.HotSandAP.com

 

Posted by Lake Superior Art Glass

The Lake Superior Art Glass team in Duluth, MN is looking for a Glass Blower / Studio Assistant. Click here for for more info.

 

Posted by Jake Pfeifer

Seeking Full-time Gaffer. Hot Glass Alley, LLC, located in Charlotte, NC, (Owner, Jake Pfeifer) is a fast growing 10,000 square foot facility with a Gallery, a 2000 square foot hot shop (three glory holes, two furnaces- 400 pound & 275 pound, 4 annealing ovens, garage & pick-up ovens, fully equipped cold shop, sandblaster), flameworking stations, metal working space, warehouse for packing/shipping, event space, and fusing activity space. You will be joining a team of 4 full-time glassblowers. Our glassblowers work as a team, blowing, sculpting, starting and finishing glass to ensure Hot Glass Alley’s first quality glass production standards are met. The successful candidate will be able to work with several different makers on a variety of pieces and both in a lead or supporting role. Glassblowers at Hot Glass Alley work in an environment that emphasizes production principles, while ensuring the artistic beauty of each piece. This is position is a production role, and a role that works with the public doing “make-your-own” experiences during events, parties, date-night. We also produce work for commissions and corporate awards.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Finish products to tight quality control specifications 
  • Maintain a safe work environment following all protocol and safety standards 
  • Demonstrate sound judgment from learned knowledge to assess and solve problems as they arise in the production process, be open minded, and adapt to change as necessary
  • Be able to consider constructive feedback
  • Maintain the shop area, equipment 
  • Meet and maintain a high level of respect for customers and co-workers while representing the company during the working day
  • Perform demonstrations or assist with demonstrations during Open Demo nights
  • Assist the public in the “make-your-own” experience, explaining and assisting with the process, while keeping them safe, and ensuring they have a nice piece at the end of the experience
  • Schedule varies, including some evening and weekend hours; be able to work consistently as scheduled.
  • Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:  Contribute, along with other glassblowers, in setting up the shop for production and clean-up of the shop area at the end of each shift  Be aware of systems and processes and look for opportunities to make production more efficient Participate with the team in landscaping around the building, packing and shipping product, and organizing; (we all do a little bit of everything). 

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years of glassblowing experience
  • Production style glass blowing preferred
  • “Make-your-own” experience with the public preferred
  • Willingness to speak with, explain to, and work with the public, including children
  • Willingness and ability to work as part of a team, share knowledge
  • Must be able to lift up to twenty (20) pounds of glass on a frequent basis and lift up to 50lb.
  • Ability to comprehend written and verbal instructions and communicate effectively communicate ideas and/or instructions to other members of the organization 
  • Ability to communicate with customers and explain process while working 
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, protected veteran status, national origin, disability status. Hot Glass Alley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send your resume, 3-5 pictures of recent work, references with contact information, and questions to jake@hotglassalley.com. HGA lead personnel will conduct a phone interview, with the preferred candidate invited for an on-site, hands-on interview in the studio in Charlotte.

 

Posted by The Glass Punty

The Glass Punty is a growing art glass studio in Kennewick, WA. Our growth means our lead glassblower needs an assistant. At The Glass Punty, you will be doing a mix of teaching, production and art glass pieces. As a shop assistant, you will assist with our mini-classes where the client works with the glassblower to create their art glass piece. You will be joining a small but active studio that has been open for 3 1/2 years. The studio operated as a one-person show for 3 years before we brought on an accomplished glassblower to expand our offerings. We operate as a team and are in need of another team player.

The studio hot shop currently operates Wednesday – Sunday. As additional capabilities become available, we would like to expand our schedule to include evening hours.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Junior glassblower with good people skills
  • Must love to interact with lots of people including children
  • Ability to work well as a team member
  • Willingness to learn and participate in all aspects of studio operation
  • Commitment to team success
  • Ability to work independently

Send your resume or questions to info@theglasspunty.com. The studio owner and the lead glassblower will conduct a phone interview, with the preferred candidate invited for an on-site, hands-on interview in the studio in Kennewick.

 

Posted by Art By Fire

Art by Fire in Issaquah, WA is looking for a full-time glassblower to support and provide back up for our Lead Artist. At Art by Fire you will be doing a mix of teaching, production and art glass pieces. For classes we offer frequent experience classes where the client makes one simple shape as well as 6- week beginning and intermediate classes. For production of a small order, you’ll work as a team of 2 with the lead artist. For larger orders we bring in others and you’ll work in a team of 3 or 4. For art pieces you’ll assist the lead artist in making pieces for the Art by Fire gallery as well as making your own gallery pieces. This position also starts the equipment in the morning most days. Art by Fire has a team culture and the full hot shop team participates in cleaning and maintenance of the shop. The Art by Fire hot shop is open, and you’ll be working Wednesday – Sunday. Qualifications and Skills

  • Advanced glassblower with good people and teaching skills
  • Must love to teach including children
  • Ability to work well as a team member
  • Commitment to team success
  • Ability to lead the shop when the lead artist is out Perks
  • Free Blow-time
  • One paid week for training in addition to paid vacation and color for your training class (we can’t pay for Pilchuck but we’ll pay you while you're there and send you with color )
  • Easy to get to – 1 mile off I-90 with free parking
  • A kind and caring team that’s great to work with!

For more information or to apply, send your resume or questions to info@artbyfire.com We’ll email back within 24 hours. Calls and interviews will happen on the weekends.

 

Posted by Art By Fire

Art by Fire in Issaquah, WA is looking for a shop assistant. This is an entry level position. At Art by Fire you will be doing a mix of teaching, production and art glass pieces. As a shop assistant, you will assist with our experience classes where the client makes one simple shape. You will be responsible for clearing pipes as well as flashes as directed. For larger production orders, you’ll work in a team of 3 or 4 performing tasks like making punties, operating molds, clearing pipes and doors. For art pieces you’ll assist as directed. You will have primary responsibility for batching glass in the furnace on Sundays and keeping track of the amount of glass cullet remaining. Art by Fire has a team culture and the full hot shop team participates in cleaning and maintenance of the shop.

The Art by Fire hot shop is open Wednesday – Sunday. You’ll be working every Sunday. The scheduled experience classes are held on Thursday afternoon/evenings and Saturday afternoons a few times a month. You will be expected to work these days also. For the rest of the activities, a flexible schedule is possible.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Junior glassblower with good people skills
  • Must love to interact with lots of people including children
  • Ability to work well as a team member
  • Commitment to team success
  • Ability to work independently for batching

For more information or to apply: Send your resume or questions to info@artbyfire.com We’ll email back within 24 hours. Calls and interviews will happen on the weekends.

 

Posted by Lincoln City Glass Center

Work in a fast paced creative environment. You will welcome customers and assist glassblowers with equipment and materials. Seeking friendly, outgoing team-player with strong multi-tasking and organizational abilities. Duties will include cleaning, shop maintenance and customer service. Must be able to discern colors, work around high heat, have legible handwriting and lift 50 pounds. Full time position starting asap. Starts at $13 hour/(depending on skills). 
To apply please send your resume to voltagallery@gmail.com 
To learn more go to JenniferSearsGlassArt.com 
lincolncityglasscenter.com

 

Posted by Redmond School of Glass

Glass Instructors and Assistants wanted! The Redmond School of Glass (Redmond, WA) is under new ownership, and looking to expand! We are looking for part time employees who are excited about sharing their art with others. 
We are in need of:
- Part time glass instructors who have a passion for teaching others. Classes will range from beginner mini sessions to advanced instruction. Also interested in specialty skills to provide specialty workshops. - Assistants with some level of experience in glass blowing, who can work with our instructors during classes, and work with artists during creation. 
Team members need to work well with others and with the general public. Our studio and gallery is a family establishment- with extensive outreach in the community- and are hoping to add others who are interested in the same atmosphere. Email us for more information at info@redmondschoolofglass.com

 

Rental Opportunities

Posted by Chris

Hot Shop Rental Santa Cruz, California. Artist studio for rental- Hot Shop, full Coldworking, Fabrication Blacksmithing, limited metal forming and machining as well. The hot shop has an 80# pot running Spectrum Nuggets, 2 large annealers are available 3 glory holes 8", 10" and 15" and a small garage. Coldworking has 14" saw, 18" diamond lap, 20"grit lap, wet sander, diamond lathe, Cerium wheel, wet sander, core drill, water fed 4" hand grinder and other tooling. Check website for details. Chrisjohnsonglass.comChris@Chrisjohnsonglass.com, 510-910-7342.

 

For Sale

 

Crucible/Olympic Kiln-  $600.00/OBO

Ceramic/Glass, Single Phase, Nema 14/50 plug, Pulls about 38 Amps, 240 V

Oval Outside Dimensions -48”L X 36”W X 32”H

         Inside Dimensions   -42”L X 30”W X 18” H

Includes a full oval shelf   39” X 26”- ($200 value) and a metal stand

Orton Autofire controller-has 4 program capability

        -Wallmount

Please Call or email Anne Marie Flaherty - 206-793-7048 - amoflah5@gmail.com

 

 

Martin Blank Studios Hot Shop Equipment For Sale

Disassembled and moved to indoor storage in 2018, the following equipment from Martin’s shop is all in great shape/working order. Pieces have been revalued by Spiral Arts, Inc. and the prices below reflect what they are worth now; although they are up for negotiation. Shipping not included.

Link to the full equipment packet (includes pictures):

https://www.martinblankstudios.com/hot-shop-for-sale

CONTACT: martin@martinblankstudios.com , CC: nicole.mbstudios@gmail.com or call: 206-621-9733

 

FURNACE

FALORNI                                                        80 X 67 X 68”  $15,000

(measured with flue/recuperator removed)

UPPER FLUE                                                38 X 14 X 14”

RECUPERATOR                                           60 X 6 X 6”

CONTROLLER WALL                                                72 X 64 X 36”

FALORNI VARIABLE SPEED BLOWER                                           $150

(with inverter)

 

GLORY HOLES WITH BURNERS ATTACHED

MEDIUM GLORY HOLE                              70 X 56 X 70”   $5,000

SMALL GLORY HOLE                                               60 X 40 X 56”  $2,500

(2) 1 lb. AIR SUPPLY BLOWER                                                                    $500 each

 

ANNEALERS

ANNEALER 1                                                 96 X 78 X 89”  $15,000 each

ANNEALER 2                                                 96 X 70 X 89”

ANNEALER 3                                                 107 X 67 X 64”

 

WALL CONTROL BOX #3 AND #4               30 X 36 X 13”

LOADING STAIRS                                        72 X 25 X 46”

MISC WIRE LOADING SHELVES 

(can store inside of annealers)

 

MARVERS

LARGE MARVER                                                       52 X 24 X 28”  $2,000

(2) SMALL MARVERS                                  32 X 16 X 32”  $500 each

 

BENCHES / TOOL TABLES 

(3) BENCHES                                   50 X 40 X 30”

(measured as interlocked when stored)

(2) SPIRAL ART                                                                                             $3,500 each

CANNED HEAT                                                                                             $2,500

 

ACCESSORY EQUIPMENT

GARAGE                                                        60 X 32 X 67”  $6,000

(with hand tools and combustion system)

PIPE WARMER                                              17 X 28 X 45”  $1,000

PIPE HOLDER                                               27 X 20 X 36”

DUST BOOTH                                                36 X 26 X 68”              $1,000 

(with upper exhaust tube removed)

COLOR BOX                                                 28 X 30 X 68”  $5,000

(Kugler: with rack and control)

BLOWPIPES                                                                                                  $1,000

PIPE COOLER                                                           24 X 24 X 36”

ROLLING SHIELDS

(2) MEDIUM                                                                32 X 60 X 10”

(2) SMALL                                                                  30 X 60 X 10”

 

 

Posted by Levi Lowrie

Entire hot shop for sale. Electric furnace, two ovens, glory hole, marver, bench, rods, color etc!

This was my late father's beloved hotshop, I spent two years as an apprentice with him. Since he passed away I have kept the studio stored safely in my garage for four years. To my knowledge all the equipment is in working order, however I don't know specifics of models or technical details. I will do my best to be accurate and to answer any questions potential buyers have. I would prefer to sell the majority (if not all) as a package.

 

  • 100lb (best guess) electric furnace w/ controller, opened via pneumatic switch
  • 16" glory hole opened w/ garage door opener foot pedal comes with hood and yoke setup
  • Two front load annealers w/ controllers and shelves (Internal 49" x 39" x 18" deep & 30 x 21 x 20 deep).
  • Color box annealer top load.. Internal 16" x 16" x 10" deep.
  • Rod warmer
  • Garage
  • Bench
  • Marver table 40" x 24"
  • Tons of blowpipes and punties of various sizes
  • Various optic molds
  • Several blocks
  • Nortel midrange torch w/ weight activated stand
  • Couple propane torches of different styles
  • All kinds of tools, jacks, tweezers, stamps, even a sofietta or two.
  • Heat resistant gear for placing pieces in oven
  • Heavy fire resistant rubberish floor mats
  • Lots of color. Frit, shards, some bars and powder.
  • All kinds of other miscellaneous accessories and tools

 

For more insight, several videos of the studio operating can be found here.. https://www.youtube.com/user/BandanaGlassworks

 

Reasonable offers will be considered.

Please email levius22@gmail.com with inquiries.

 

Posted by Kyle Gribskov

For Sale: 300lb Moly Furnace with extra elements and crucible, 28" diam glory hole, 2 side load annealers, pipes and punties, 36" carborundum lap wheel and a 24" diamond lap wheel. 
All in good working condition, prices negotiable within reason.
Kyle Gribskov 360-795-8419

 

Posted by Kevin Turner

2 gloryholes 24" with blowers and 12" burner - $300 each 
Two benches - $100 each 
Pipe warmer - $100 each 
Tool bench - $50 
Electric Denver furnace 50 lb pot - $500 
Electric glass furnace 150 lb pot - $5,000, with 1500 lb of electrobatch and extra element included. 
Marver 4 foot by 2 foot on wheels $50 two cases of fire bricks $100 
Miscellaneous kiln shelf - assorted prices
Contact kevinturner75@icloud.com

 

Posted by Tacoma Glassblowing

Glory Hole for Sale in Tacoma, Wa. 26” round, 44” deep. Three sets of doors. Spiral arts burners. Reduction Pedal. Email for photos and more into tgsglass@gmail.com
Tacoma Glassblowing, 114 S 23rd Street, Tacoma WA 98402

 

Posted by Nolan

270lb electric molybdenum element glass furnace, newer crucible, single phase $15,000.00. 
Large Glory Hole 27” diameter open with two manual doors, 5’ deep - Powered by Two 19” pine ridge burners, works great but has seen little use. Comes with blower, and rolling yoke, $3000.00, 651-271-9723, Nolanking1119@gmail.com

 

Posted by Kathleen

For Sale in Beacon, NY. 
Two High Temperature 24" D Crucibles for sale $450 each plus shipping. Can freight ship to anywhere in continental USA just need zip to figure out cost.
Never used, have been stored in a dry safe location.
Contact Michael -- Michael@glasstiles.com 845-440-0068

 

Posted by James

18” single wheel flat lap with 6 magnetic diamond laps, complete for $2500.00. 36” Upright wetbelt sander, older unit but still very functionable. Includes wet stone on the other side and a big box of belts, $500.00. Good size, inside dimensions 24”X29”X36” natural gas doubledoor annealer with double pickup shelves and doors on the bottom, includes all shelves and kiln furniture, cost about 12K new, asking $3000.00. All prices are FOB San Diego. Make offer on all three. Contact james@stoneandglass.com or 760-294-7447.

 

Posted by Randy Scott Harris

1 -300 pound freestanding Italian style pot furnace
1- 30” gloryhole
1- 24” gloryhole
1- 12” gloryhole
1- large top loader kiln with a g5 controller
1- large garage
1- air turbine blower for whole shop
2- bench’s with movable tool table & lean out
1 -2’x4’ marvel
1- 24” diamond flat wheel with all grit size to polish lightly used
1- coldworking lathe with cinterd wheels
1- pipecooler
1- rolling yoke, 1- stationary yoke
1- set of lightly used blocks
2- heat shields
1- small hot torch, 1- medium hot torch, 1- large hot torch 
2- Italian weed burners with multiple head sizes
Full set of spiral art pipes every size pipe and punty goblet pipes punties and avolio sticks. 
$50k - call 707-601-9612

 

Posted by Kyle

Annealer and Garage in Portland, OR. I want to clear some space in my studio so I am selling some equipment I am not using. As is. You haul. Email glassbykyle@gmail.com for pictures and more info. 
Annealer
Internal: 41"Wx21"Dx26"H $2,000. There is no controller, just the annealer. There is some sagging in the fiber, but everything closes up OK. 
Garage
External: 46"Wx19"x19" $300. I think some mice were living in it for a bit. I vacuumed it out, but the burner needs cleaning.

 

Posted by April Hilton

Brand new Denver Glass Machinery Deep Kiln KL-27D, 220V, 28 amp., 21" X 21" X 12" single phase. $2,100 value, want $1,800 OBO. 
Denver Glass Machinery custom front load annealer, 24" X 24" X 36". 12 cu ft. 220 volt, 42 amp. $5,200 value, want $4,700 OBO. 
Over bought equipment for studio, looking to sell to buy other needed equipment. shipping extra. located Granby Colorado. April Hilton. Email - glass@rkymtnhi.com

 

Posted by Steve Cothern

Denver Top Element Kiln
In need of work, elements in good shape, new hinge for door needed, will need control interface. Comes with full set of quartz element tube protectors, stand in good shape, full set of wheels, springs for lid come with, good start for a project kiln. Suggested Asking Price- $750.00.

Contact: Steve Cothern at 419-254-5771, ext 7853 or scothern@toledomuseum.org.

 

Posted by Brian Brenno

Medium Glory Hole, Seattle area 43" deep, 30" inside diameter, 23" first opening, 17" 1st door, 12" 2nd door, 8" 3rd door Extra set of doors with burner assembly, Eclipse zero governor, Eclipse proportional mixer, two Spiral Arts burners. $3000.00 obo. Call 206-567-5423 for more info.