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Make It : Wheaton Arts Center

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Last week while on vacation I came across a brochure for the Wheaton Arts Center.  The center is in Millville New Jersey and conveniently was only 30 minutes away from where we were staying.  I was extremely excited to see that they offered classes in glass blowing.  I collect quite a lot of glassware and have wanted to take a class for quite a while.  My Mother and I signed up for an hour long session where you learn to make your own bowl.   Our instructor Karin was really great at taking you through the process which was really hands on.  After the class we toured the glass museum and the shops.  I think I may need t make a return trip for another class sometime soon.

In the glass studio - the artisans were making glass pumpkins

My Mom working on the finishing touches of her bowl

After making the glass goes into a kiln to gradually reduce its temperature.  My bowl (above) arrived a few days later.

 

The Glass Museum

The shops sell many items that are made in the studios.

 

Comments (4)

  • Being a Millville native this is a really proud moment to see our little town pop up on such a large site!

  • WheatonArts has a Festival of Fine Craft each Fall (October 6 and 7,2012) They have over 125 Juried Artists across all media. It is well worth the trip. WheatonArts Celebrates the Best of American Craft!

  • Dear Marcie,
    Thank you so much for posting this. We are very proud of the program and so glad you and your mother enjoyed your experience.
    We also offer the experiences of make-your-own paperweights, monthly specials that include pumpkins in September and October and make-your-own pottery.
    Hope you make it back for a visit.
    Sincerely,
    Marcy Peterson for WheatonArts

  • Love it there and love living in outskirts of Millville. We have LOTS of talented crafts people here, I design jewelry.

    Come back sometime and see the whole town, very quaint!

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