Studio

Foci MCGA features a fully equipped hot shop facility, with space and equipment for kiln work, neon, fusing, and sandcasting. Whether you are a pro or just getting started, we can accommodate you.


 

Features

4 Glory Holes (largest 36" depth x 20" diameter)

  • (1) 300lb capacity furnace
  • (1) 600lb capacity furnace; molten glass is always ready to use
  • (4) Annealers (largest 5' width x 28" height)
  • (1) Color Hangar (to store color bits while you work)

Fully equipped Cold Shop

Mold Shop, Kiln Shop, Torch Shop and Neon Shops


Pricing

Hot Shop Rental *non-member

  • Hot Shop Rental - $40/hr $55/hr
  • Daylight Discount - 9am to 3pm $35/hr No discount
  • Bulk Purchase (18hrs min) - $35/hr = $630 Not eligible
  • Foci MCGA STUDENTS - $35/hr $35/hr
  • Extra Glass Usage (more than 5 lbs/hr) - $2/lb $3.50/lb
  • Oxy Propane Torch - $4.50/hr $8/hr
  • Propane Torch - $2/hr $3.50/hr

 

Cold Shop *non-member

  • Equipment Use/Rental - Free to Members $20/hr
  • Cerium - $20 for 3oz $30 for 3oz

 

Kiln Shop and Annealer *non-member

  • Tool Rental - Free to Members $20/hr
  • Bonnie & Milky - (for fusing, casting or extra annealing over the 18.5 hr blownware standard allotment) - $2.50/hr; $35 for 24 hours $3.50/hr; $50 for 24 hours
  • Little Boxies 1 & 2 (for fusing, casting or extra annealing over the 18.5 hr blownware standard allotment) - $1.50/hr; $25 for 24 hours $2.23/hr; $35 for 24 hours

 

Neon Shop *non-member

  • Torch Workspace Rental - $10/hr $18/hr
  • Clear Glass Tubing (2 pieces) - $3 $5

 

Sandcasting Shop *non-member

  • Studio & Equipment Rental - $15/hr $25/hr
  • Glass - $2/lb $3.50/lb
     

 

Members and qualified renters can use our online system to sign up for hotshop time or kiln time.

Reserve Studio Time