Beat the Heat with Kiln-Forming Workshops and Classes

Safety Waiver

Safety Information

Your safety and ours are important to us! We follow local Public Health Protocols. Everyone who will be working with glass must read our Safety Policy. Please sign the online Safety Waiver and Release agreement BEFORE coming to make glass with usWe reserve the right to deny access or remove any participant from an event based on our assessment of the individual’s potential risk of injury.

Making glass is all about having fun and exploring the process of working with glass. Working with glass is an exciting experience; however, a few simple rules are needed to ensure a safe and memorable time. Each lesson starts with a safety orientation. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes early for your reservation to ensure plenty of time for this and your color selection.

  • Pay close attention to your instructor. They will demonstrate the entire work process and walk you through each step. Ask questions or let them know if you are uncomfortable at any time.
  • Assume everything in this studio is very hot and sharp. Be careful where you lean or place your hands. If you don’t know, don’t touch! If you prefer not to participate in a particular step or activity, let us know.
  • It is crucial to be constantly aware of yourself, others, and your surroundings! A studio can be a dangerous environment where things can happen very quickly. Be prepared to stay focused and pay attention at all times. Watch out for others and announce when you are moving with hot tools or hot glass in hand.
  • We work with high temperatures, and you must hydrate before, during, and after your participation. If you feel dizzy, weak, or need a break, notify staff and move away from the equipment to rehydrate. Water is available for all workshop participants.

In the unlikely event there is an accident, you must notify a staff member immediately. For the safety of others, if you are sick or think you may be coming down with something, please do not blow in our pipes.

In preparation

  • Hydrate. Drink lots of water before your participation. Bringing your water or sports drink works best.
  • Using alcohol or illegal drugs before making glass may impair your participation. Studios are smoke-free.
  • Gum chewing is not allowed in the studio. If you blow with gum in your mouth, it can clog our pipes!

Required Clothing

  • Wear closed-toe shoes – no open toes or heels, no sandals. You will be standing most of the time, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Wear natural fibers – cotton or wool. Natural fibers hold sweat, while nylon and other synthetics can melt with heat and stick/burn to the skin. Long sleeves and blue jeans are recommended to protect your skin from the heat. Do not wear bulky, loose, or heavy clothing.
  • Protect your eyes – Wear glasses instead of contacts. Sunglasses are great if you are sensitive to bright light. If you have safety glasses, bring them.
  • Tie back long hair.
  • Do not wear heavy metal jewelry that hangs away from your body as it conducts heat, especially watches or bracelets on your wrists.
  • Do not wear lipstick, lip gloss, or Chapstick. Some projects require blowing through the pipe, and lip cosmetics add to contamination.

Pictures are worth a thousand words! Feel free to take them and share them! Please tag us so that you can help spread the word about your glass-blowing experiences. We take lots of photos, too, so please notify us if we cannot use your image for marketing/website purposes.

Do not blow in our pipes if you are sick or think you may be sick.

Filling Out the Safety Questionnaire

  • If someone purchased this for you or participating in an event or workshop, please add the event sponsor’s name.
  • If someone younger than 18 years old is participating, the parent or legal guardian must fill out the safety waiver and give their consent to participate. It is best if they accompany them to the studio.

Glassblowing Houston Safety Waiver & Release Form

Everyone who makes glass with us must read and sign this waiver and release form. If you have any issues that might inhibit you, please inform your glass maker so they can assist. Waivers for Participants under 18 should be filled out in their name but signed by their parent or legal guardian.

Is your hearing impaired?
Are you visually impaired?
Do you have trouble going from seated to standing or vice versa?
Do you have any mobility issues?
Do you have all your appendages(arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers)?
Can you lift a 10 lb object with ease?
Are you sensitive to extreme heat or prone to heat stroke?
Do you have any disabilities that we should be aware of that may affect your abilitiy to work with glass?
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I agree to follow all rules and regulations communicated by Three Dimensional Visions dba Glassblowing Houston for the use of their facilities or in connection with activities sponsored by Three Dimensional Visions / Glassblowing Houston. On my behalf and on behalf of my heirs, personal representatives, and assigns, I hereby release Three Dimensional Visions / Glassblowing Houston and all of their officers, directors, members, managers, partners, contractors, employees, and volunteers (collectively, “the parties released by this document”) from all claims, demands, actions, rights of action, or other legal rights to claim compensation for any loss or injury which I may sustain as a result of their negligence or fault, or the condition of the premises, or any other cause whatsoever, whether loss or injury occurs while participating in, going to, or coming from such activity. Further, I agree to indemnify and hold all parties released by this document harmless from any such claims or demands. I expressly agree that this waiver and release agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the Laws of the State of Texas to continue in full force and effect. By submitting this electronically signed form, I acknowledge that I have carefully read the Safety Policy and filled out the Safety Questionnaire. I fully understand that by signing this Waiver and Release, I am waiving any right I may have to bring legal action to assert a claim against Three Dimensional Visions/Glassblowing Houston for negligence.
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