Due to the ongoing health advisory,  we have reopened with new procedures in place to include: wearing face covers, added disinfection measures, distancing, and minimizing foot traffic.

11/21 - 11/30 Pick-up Hours*

Mon 9:30am - 11:30am, 4:30pm - 7pm

Tues 4:30pm - 7pm

Wed 10am - 2pm

Thurs - Closed for Holiday

Fri 10am - 2pm

Sat 10am - 1pm

*Schedule by email to pick-up outside of listed hours

2020 Public + Private Workshops are SOLD OUT :)

Thank you to our amazing patrons and community!!!

We are waiting to release our 2021 schedule due to the ongoing health advisory.

3rd Thursdays 

6-9pm, free & open to the public

All demos canceled until further notice. We hope to resume in 2021. 




Glass Studio 101


(these classes are also available as private lessons)

Private Live*



Professional Artists may rent the hot shop facility

• 16" or 20" glory hole:


frequent renters: $40/hr

(frequent = 6+ hrs per week)


• Cold Shop = $10/hr 

Email to schedule:


Watch a  vessel being made start to finish


Brief history + general info is included with the demo, Questions welcome.

*20 attendees max


Owner / Artist Chris Skibbe takes commissions on a case by case basis

($150 minimum order)

contact us via email w/ inquiries or for a quote


Mobile Unit

2020 Intensive Courses

1/8 - 1/12 Italians do it Better... And so can you! w/ Russell Carson

1/27 - 1/31 Letting the Animal Out (Hot Glass Sculpting) w/ Grant Garmezy

More info + registration TBA under the "Intensive Courses" section on booking page.

Cancellation Policy: All bookings are non refundable and non transferable to another date/time*  Includes: Classes / Lessons / Public & Private Workshops / Private Demos 

As a small business we base our operations on these bookings and the loss incurred from refunds/transfers is too great for us to absorb, thanks for your understanding.

*Please be sure you can attend your appointment before booking

(If you need to send someone in your place just give us the heads up via email)

In case of emergency, some cancellations may be eligible for a selection of pre-made creations as compensation.


The Glass Spot is the only public access hot glass studio in the Richmond/central Virginia area. Our main goal is to provide the hot glass experience while bolstering the glass community and glass enthusiasm in general. Family owned and operated since 2007.


We offer several levels of instruction from workshops, to classes, and studio rental for advanced glass workers, we are dedicated to teaching, creating and promoting the art of glass.

Owner/Artist Chris Skibbe began working with glass in 1997 and received his BFA from VCU in 2005. He currently manages the studio, teaches, and creates his own artwork: chrisskibbe.com



The Glass Spot

2306 N. Lombardy St. Suite A

RVA, 23220



Showroom Hours:

Mon - Sat: during public events,

as per posted monthly pick-up times,

and by appointment

Hot Shop Hours:

during 3rd Thursday 6-9pm (open to public)

Mon - Sat: By Appointment Only 

Contact Us: 

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The Glass Spot - 2306 N. Lombardy St. Suite A, RVA 23220