DayMorning sessionsAfternoon sessionsEvening sessions
Wednesday8am - 12pm12.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday8am - 12pm12.30pm-4.30pm5pm - 8pm
Friday8am - 12pm12.30pm-4.30pm
Saturday9am - 12pm12.30pm-4.30pm
Sunday9am - 12pm12.30pm-4.30pm


We melt Gaffer Batch, mixed by Artisand. We have 1 x 450kg tank furnace (clear glass) & 1 x 100kg freestanding colour pot furnace (available for artists to melt their own colour for casting and blowing).

Standard usage

Standard usage guidelines are to help us manage the hotshop to ensure everyone has enough glass and annealing space. Standard usage for a four-hour session is 15 kilos of clear furnace glass and an overnight annealing cycle. If you anticipate exceeding standard usage or require something special, please contact Artistic Programs.

Available for use at no charge:

  • Pastorelli and forks
  • Optic moulds
  • Blocks and paddles
  • Hand torch and oxy/crack off torch
  • Colour box, pick up ovens (contact Artistic Programs if you require a pick up oven the day before for graals etc)
  • Powder booth
  • Various hand tools


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  • Tip: If you want multiple products in your order, fill your cart first (select “Make another booking” in green on top left of page to add products) then put in payment details at the end.
  • If you wish to buy a hotshop pass please apply promo codes in pass product descriptions so you don’t pay full price

For enquiries please contact Artistic Programs or phone (02) 6185 0382.

Changes and Cancellations

Changes and Cancellations
100% free cancellation or changes up to 24hours before the hire.
24 hours notice required to cancel a booking without incurring the cancellation fee.
50% cancellation fee for cancellations later than 24 hours before the hire.
Changes and cancellations 7 days bookings@canberraglassworks.com or call 02 6281 0382 Tues – Fri,
Saturday – Sunday 10am – 4pm Visitor Experience desk 02 6260 7005


Refunds decided on a case-by-case basis and will take 5 working days to process.