The Glass Silo

The Glassblowing Silo is a unique and historical space located in back of the Art Center.  The four silos here that make up “The Silo District” are original to the property and were used as grain silos in the 19th/ 20th Century.  Renovation on Silo 1 was completed in the fall of 2018, and the Glass Silo has been in full use ever since.  We offer 20 minute Blow Your Own Glass sessions, allowing the public to get hands on experience blowing and shaping glass into items to take home, such as flowers and sun catchers.  Instructor, Manda Barnes, teaches our Blow Your Own Glass Sessions, and offers workshops for absolute beginners to advanced students and aspiring glass artists.

Our next Blow Your Own Glass sessions will be Jan. 7th 5-7pm (SOLD OUT), then Feb. 11th, 10am-4pm (20 minute sessions).  Click here to find out more and register. 

Manda Barnes offers private Blow Your Own Glass sessions for groups of 5 or more.  These private group sessions are perfect for family, friends, events, and team building activities for your business!  To schedule your own private Glass Sessions, email us at

I Blew it in Bastrop! Twisted Cup Competition

Twisted Cup Competition: Postponed

It’s time to get HOT or go home!  It’s the “I Blew It In Bastrop Twisted Cup Competition 2020”  There are Olympic Color Rod gift certificates up for grabs!  $500, $250, and $100!  This is open to all glass blowers who can take the heat!  Make a clear twisted cup in The Lost Pines Art Center glass shop and enter it into the competition.  It’s that easy.  We are even giving you FREE shop time to get it done. (Up to 45 minutes.  After that standard shop rates apply).  To schedule you blowing slot call Mark (512)745-6109 or shoot him an e-mail

Twisted Cup Competition Rules

Sponsored by Olympic Color Rod

Healing Arts

***  See our Art Heals page about the involvement of our glassblowing silo with the Healing Arts Program ***

Silo Rental

Are you a professional glassblower and need a studio to work in?  You can rent this amazing facility by the hour, and it is available to rent most days. The Glass Silo is a fully functioning glass blowing facility that features a 200 lb electric glass melting furnace, 12” and 18” reheating furnaces, and two annealing ovens measuring 24” tall, 24” deep, and 36” wide. There are also two pipe warmers, a pipe chiller, and two benches with a complete set of hand tools so that two teams can work at the same time.  Please email for more information.
Demonstration by Three Dimensional Visions, J
Demonstration by Three Dimensional Visions, June 2019.

Demonstration by Ghost Pepper Glass, February 2019.

Blow Your Own Glass Projects

“I, along with my mom and husband, attended a glass blowing/glass pulling flower making event at Lost Pines Art Center and it was simply amazing. Mark, the instructor, went through step by step on the process of making a glass flower. We were a little nervous at first, but Mark made us feel like we could conquer the world. My mom who is 76 enjoyed making her flower so so much.” ~Katherine

Silo Renovation, 2018~ Barrientos Construction

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