Studio 34 Creative Arts Center and Gallery is located in the Neighborhood of the Arts, an internationally recognized cultural district in Rochester, New York. The studio offers a great class experience, fun environment, and opportunities for adventure and new learning experiences. The George Eastman Museum is around the corner !
Our public access studios are available to qualified artists. Private and our newly designed co-share space includes tools, torches, kilns, bench grinders , sanders and equipment. For information on bench and torch rental, or co-share model contact the studio.
We are a cooperatively managed creatively blessed blend of 28 local faculty. Visiting faculty from around the globe regularly offer master classes.
We are purveyors of fine glass for fusing and casting, flame work, stained glass and mosaics. We stock borosilicate rod, tubing, and frit, soft glass rod, frit, noodles and stringers, sheet glass for stained glass, billets and color for fusing and casting, a huge assortment of dichroic glass in COE 33 , 96 and 104. Glass may be purchased in bulk or by the piece. Our scrap bins are full of contemporary and vintage glass for the discerning glass artist. Separate scrap bins for stained glass, mosaics, and 96 COE fusable./casting.
Open Studio :
- Fusing open studio. Bring or purchase your own glass , eye protection, scoring tool, and create projects. Enjoy access to tools, kilns and equipment. Kiln space and firing fees based on number of projects or kiln . No reservations are required, just drop in during one of our scheduled sessions or call to arrange other times. Open studio is a non teaching time for those who work independently. Firing : $15 /small kiln , $25/ large kiln. Prerequisite: Introduction to Glass Fusing and Slumping or equivalent experience. Cost: $10/ hour
- Fusing. Supervised open studio: need a review or help with a project ? Supervised open studio provides assistance with projects learned in class. Guided studio time offers support but not to learn new techniques (see Private Classes). Bring your own scoring tool and eye protection. Cost:$25/ hour, by appointment.
- Flamework Open Torch: Bring or purchase your own glass and protective eyewear. Choice of 12 different torches including Bethlehem, GTT, Nortel, Carlisle, Wale. Prerequisite: Introduction to Flamework , equivalent experience and permission of the studio director. Please schedule an orientation prior to first open torch session. Fees: $12/hour soft glass. $18/borosilicate.
- 10 hour pre packs discounted. Always includes kiln annealing.
- Torch Test Drive : choose from 12 different torches to try. Test drive sessions by appointment.
- Cold Shop : Bench grinders, sanders, flat laps, glass saws for qualified student use.
- Stained Glass Open Studio: available at no cost for students enrolled in classes to work on their project between sessions. Students provide or purchase their own cutting tool and protective eyewear. Intermediate/advanced students may arrange open studio for guided supervision or consultation for individual projects. Guided open studio for consultation may be arranged . Cost for guided supervision/consultation :$25/hour.
- Metalsmith Bench may be rented by the hour or longer. $10/hour basic. 20/hour with soldering. Prerequisite: classes or equivalent experience and permission of the studio director
- Precious Metal Clay services : kiln firing, tools and textures available by appointment and during open studio. Students who have left over PMC after class can have their pieces fired at no cost up to 30 days following class. Otherwise, there is a kiln charge of $25.
Mentorship and Artist in Residence: Contact the studio director for application details.
Contact the studio director for more information about open studio opportunities to meet your needs.
Private Classes and Parties:
Traveling to take classes? Let us know what you want to learn and when. We will custom design a learning experience for you. Private class sessions are available days/evenings and weekends including Sunday, Please give us as much notice as possible. Home School, scouts, team building workshops. Age appropriate projects for ages 4 to 104.
Traveling to Rochester and want to do open studio? Give us a head’s up .
Places to visit while in Rochester:
George Eastman, the father of modern photography, lived just around the corner from the studio. Literally ! Really ! It’s a three minute walk from our door. The International Museum of Photography & Film is located on his estate. The estate gardens and photography exhibits are a must see while in Rochester whether you are a photographer or not. There are hands on exhibits suitable for young children. Year round beauty and inspiration!
The Strong Museum of Play is an internationally recognized for collections and exhibits that are family oriented.
The Corning Museum of Glass is 1.5 hours away. Another must visit for glass artists and collectors.
Travel to Studio 34 Creative Arts Center:
Rochester International Airport is a 20 minute drive.
Train and bus stations are 5 minutes away. Recommended accommodations available upon request.
Who we are:
Studio 34 Faculty (past and present)
Melinda Andrus: Senior Instructor and Mentor Emeritus
Aleana D’Aniello – Enameling and Cloissonne’
Amy Hyser – Jewelry & Seed Bead work, software engineer and web manager
Barbara DeYoung – Senior instructor: chain maille, wire , seed bead
Barbara Prystaj – Senior instructor: wire, metals, seed bead, macrame, felting
Daniel Porter Stevens – Senior Metalsmith
Dave Davis – Glass Master & Mentor Emeritus
Denise DiGregorio – Wagashi and Fiber Arts
Elizabeth Torgeson Lamark – Digital Photography, studio photography
Maya Postell- metalsmith
Ginger Black – Glass Artist and Graphic Designer
Namdoo Kim- Advanced Borosilicate Glass Sculpture
Kelly Letky -Jeweler , Graphic Designer
Risa Tanaka Bardo- Metalsmith
Jamie Marsden – Fusing and Mold Making
Lesley Darling – Senior Instructor, Fiber Arts ( Dances with Wools)
Liaung Chung Yen – Senior Instructor, Metalsmith
Michelle Arena – Senior Instructor, Stained Glass and Mosaics
Alicia Fink- Senior Instructor, Precious Metal Clay Fine Silver
Heidi Kester – Precious Metal Clay: silver ,copper Woodland Wisps
Janice Wiggins- Precious Metal Clay : fine silver
Donna Gentile- Senior Instructor, Precious Metal Clay: silver, bronze, copper
Patty Uttaro – Seed Beadwork & Design
Peggy Zukaitis – Senior Flamework
Paul Taylor – Flamework
Marilynne Lipshutz – Senior Flamework , Fusing
Jacquie Germanow – Kiln Cast Glass
Meagan Nevil- Metalsmith
Lindsey Arena- Flamework
Marilyn Wizner- Kumihimo
Stephanie Donaldson – Seed bead, pearls
Molly Colegrove- fiber arts, rug hooking, felting
Mary Catherman- Senior instructor, fusing
Maddie Stewart- flamework
Dave Park-borosilicate flamework
Margery Pearl Gurnett- fusing and kiln casting
Marilynne Lipshutz- flamework, metal clays, fusing
Cameron Campbell- borosilicate flamework
Alyssa Radwick- metalsmith
Tim Colesman – metalsmith
Julie Simancek- senior metalsmith
David Fine- RIT intern: social media
Terri Parthum- RIT intern: website, professional photographer
Karen Rakoski- chain mail and wire techniques
LaShannon Hooper- metalsmith
Dan Reardon- photography
Visiting Artists since 2001:
Sihoon Kim- Metalsmith
Namdoo Kim- Glass Art
Miles Parker- Glass Art
Eunmi Han – Metalsmith
Tim McCreight- Metalsmith and Metal Clay
John Kobuki- glass artist
Kristina Logan-glass artist, artist in residence, Corning Museum of Glass
Barbara Becker Simon-Precious Metal Clay, glass artist, metalsmith
Celie Fago-Precious Metal Clay
Tanya Davidson-Precious Metal Clay
Brad Pearson-glass artist
Melanie Moertel-glass artist (Germany)
Patrik Kusek-Precious Metal Clay
Chris Darway-Precious Metal Clay
Claudia Timbur Pagel-glass artist and metalsmith (Germany)
Holly Gage-Precious Metal Clay
Carol Cypher- felting and seed bead
Mary Hettmansberger- metals
Kristen Franzen Orr-glass artist
Milon Townsend-glass artist
Linda Lawrence- Flamework
Astrid Riedel-glass artist (South Africa)
Heather Trimlett- flamework
Barbara Becker Simon- Precious Metal Clay
Meng Du- Glass Casting and Fusing
Trey Cornette: Flamework
Eunsuh Choi- Glass Art
JiEun Yoon – Glass Art
Hyesook Choi- Pate’ de Verre , glass casting, glass fusing
Alyssa Sedgwick- Metals
Kim Fields -flamework Ma7 2017
John Ferrando- fusing , March 2017