Open Studio sessions started in July 2020 at our temporary location at Temple Emanu-EL, 2500 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817.

A new session will begin February 1 and end April 10, 2021 with breaks for the holidays. We have 4 sessions. See below.

In order to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet, each session enrolls six students, including the studio manager (s).


Cost $300 for 10 week session, $309 including Paypal fee – pay here:

Please sign the WAIVER to enroll in open studio and send to

Venue: Temple Emanu-el at 2550 Pali Hwy. Turn onto Jack Lane. Lots of parking.

Currently due to the COVID event we do not have the capacity to run a full class with instruction at the current site.

We are offering four open studio sessions to experienced fused glass makers. Our venue also currently functions as day care for essential workers, therefore, we can only offer one daytime session at this time.  Eventually we would return to two day time sessions per week.

There will be four periods per week. Each are three hours long with six people. There will be a studio monitor in each period to ensure access to the site, show people where the equipment is, and to make sure the studio is tidy before everyone leaves.  This person is not an instructor. Rather, this is an opportunity to come together with other fused glass enthusiasts to make art.

Ongoingly, we will offer instruction and larger participation as the COVID situation allows.

Firing will be done on premises, each person is allowed 12 square feet per 10 week session but not all at once.

Open Studio session entails:

  • Three hour period to make glass
  • Firing on site
  • Equipment:  Ring saw,  grinder, circle cutter.
  • Frit, stringers, noodles, & paper will be sold on site
  • Glass, molds, cutters, tools, etc., can be purchased off site by contacting Marie Kastensmith at
  • Glass can also be purchased under Buy Supplies under the Store tab on the home page.

Session Times:

Monday 6-9 pm      2 openings

Tuesday 6-9 pm Full

Thursday  6-9 pm   Full

Saturday 1-4 pm     Full

For more information please email: or