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1721-29th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2T 6T7
COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to covid Glass House Xperience has put in place new AHS rules. Sanitizing between classes, masks and face shields is a must. Glass House has amped up their online presence to sell glassware.
The Glass House's touring glass blowing experience was created by Mandy Patchin and Kai George Scholefield in 2015. We developed this type of studio to grow awareness of this ancient art, grow the glass blowing community, gain meaningful connections among different communities, and share our creative ideas. Kai and Mandy appreciate the art of improvisation, and the theatrics of glass blowing, so it felt natural to combine elements of a travelling attraction where fashionably inappropriate humour and fire may co-exist.
The live show has been said to contain the ingredients of a concert, a play, a comedy routine, and a lecture (yes, a lecture, you will be educated)- all through the informally choreographed dance steps required to create complex glass art (in front of an audience). In 2018 pivotal business changes came about. Mandy brought on many new glass colleagues to the Glass House Team, these changes included a name change and a hierarchy change. With our new team at Glass House, there are over approximately 35 years of experience. With this experience comes travel, lectures and international art shows. Welcoming to the team Carli Castle, Nicholas Baldock, Alana Biffert and Larissa Manser.
The next evolutionary step for the Glass House will be to begin a tour across North America, and collaborate with organizations, institutions and communities along the way. After going through our pivotal changes in 2018 we are excited to live up to our name, XPERIENCE. Stay tuned for updates!