Studio 34 is a teaching facility and store. We carry glass in all it’s forms, metals , tools, books, findings, and more. The studio is not open regular retail hours. Please call or text to let us know you want to come by.
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 fusible/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/which 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 fees (fuse/slump/cast) include kiln shelf paper $25/firing. Intermediate artists are expected to provide firing program(s) specific to their project, type and thickness of glass. Artists may program kilns with permission of studio director. 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. Supervised studio time offers support but not new techniques (see Private Classes). Bring your own scoring tool and eye protection. Cost:$25/ hour, by appointment. Please allow at least two days advance for reservations.
- 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 your no cost orientation prior to first open torch session. Fees: $12/hour soft glass. $14/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 for a kiln load. Don’t have a kiln load? Share the kiln with another artist. We’ll make the arrangements !
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.
Traveling to Studio 34 Creative Arts Center?
Rochester International Airport is a 20 minute drive.
Train and bus stations are 5 minutes away.
After more than 17 years of offering classes and students coming from around the world, we have gathered a list of local and nearby hotels and are happy to share student/faculty experiences with you. Recommended accommodations available upon request.