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 available Blow Your Own Glass sessions will be on April 13th featuring eggs, flowers or sun catchers!  Click here to find out more and register. 

 Each month, we will offer different projects in our Blow Your Own Glass sessions for you to take home. They are as follows:

April: Eggs and Flowers

May 11th: Wine Tumblers

May 31st: Pop Up with Corey: Bud Vases, Sun Catchers, Paper Weights

June 1st: Whiskey Glasses with Manda

We will take a summer hiatus in glassblowing classes, but will resume in the fall.

Manda Barnes and Corey Cox offer 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

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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