Studio

Foci MCGA features a fully equipped hot shop facility, with space and equipment for kiln work, neon, fusing, and sandcasting. Whether you are a pro or just getting started, we can accommodate you! Schedule a visit to our studios Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 9pm

To reserve studio shop time, qualified renters can visit our reservation system.

On-line hot shop reservations must be made in 3 hour increments. Shorter sessions may be available. Find out by calling the studio at: 612-759-8476

All shop rental time is paid for at the studio when you check in for your reservation.
To find out more about reservations and rentals for new renters, click HERE to read about NEXT STEPS and NEW RENTER INFORMATION.

STUDIO FEATURES

4 Glory Holes (largest 36" depth x 20" diameter)

  • (1) 300lb capacity furnace
  • (1) 600lb capacity furnace; molten glass is always ready to use
  • (4) Annealers (largest 5' width x 28" height)
  • (1) Color Hangar (to store color bits while you work)
  • Fully equipped Cold Shop
  • Mold Shop, Kiln Shop, Torch Shop and Neon Shops

HOT SHOP RENTAL *NON-MEMBER

  • Hot Shop Rental - $40/hr $55/hr
  • Daylight Discount - 9am to 3pm $35/hr No discount
  • Bulk Purchase (18hrs min) - $35/hr = $630 Not eligible
  • Foci MCGA STUDENTS - $35/hr $35/hr
  • Extra Glass Usage (more than 5 lbs/hr) - $2/lb $3.50/lb
  • Oxy Propane Torch - $4.50/hr $8/hr
  • Propane Torch - $2/hr $3.50/hr

COLD SHOP *NON-MEMBER

  • Equipment Use/Rental - Free to Members $20/hr
  • Cerium - $20 for 3oz $30 for 3oz

KILN SHOP & ANNEALERS *NON-MEMBER

  • Tool Rental - Free to Members $20/hr
  • Bonnie & Milky - (for fusing, casting or extra annealing over the 18.5 hr blownware standard allotment) - $2.50/hr; $35 for 24 hours $3.50/hr; $50 for 24 hours
  • Little Boxies 1 & 2 (for fusing, casting or extra annealing over the 18.5 hr blownware standard allotment) - $1.50/hr; $25 for 24 hours $2.23/hr; $35 for 24 hours

NEON SHOP *NON-MEMBER

  • Torch Workspace Rental - $10/hr $18/hr
  • Clear Glass Tubing (2 pieces) - $3 $5

SANDCASTING SHOP *NON-MEMBER

  • Studio & Equipment Rental - $15/hr $25/hr
  • Glass - $2/lb $3.50/lb