More fire glass studio is moving!!!!
This summer we have been renovating our new building at 36 Field Street at the corner of Monroe Avenue, in the city of Rochester. Though there have been opportunities to relocate outside of the city, we felt that it was important for us to strengthen our connection to the community in the city that we call home. For years, we have searched the city of Rochester for a building to purchase that would accommodate the unusual needs of a glassblowing studio and provide adequate space, frontage and parking for a gallery and exhibition space. Fortunately, we have found a new home for More Fire Glass Studio at 36 Field Street!
This week we will begin to move our equipment and settle in. There is still lots to be done! Our opening celebrations will be the first week in October. For information follow us on instagram or join our mailing list!
We plan to be open for business at our new space in September. In the meantime, if there is something you would like to purchase please give us a call at the studio.
Exciting features of our new space include great visibility, expanded gallery space, event space and studio space.
Community and Visibility!
Our current studio is off the beaten path, tucked behind other buildings, near railroad tracks, and we always hear about how difficult it is to find. With this new location More Fire Glass Studio will be more visible and accessible to the public! Close to downtown, we will now be able to participate in First Fridays and other city art events. We hope our creative energy and the revitalization of this building, on Monroe Avenue and Field Street, will be an asset to the neighborhood and to the Rochester community. The new location is right off the 490 exit at Monroe Avenue, making it easy to get to from all parts of the city and the surrounding area.
We are building out an 1100 sq. foot gallery and exhibition space to showcase our handmade goods and the work of other artists. One of our priorities in this new space is to offer a thoughtfully curated selection of wares from a variety of local makers. In addition, we will host guest-curated exhibitions that bring the work of national and international artists in a range of media to the Rochester community.
Our new gallery/flex space will be a wonderful area for private parties and gatherings. We plan to make it the perfect place for your memorable art-inspired events. A unique gathering place to entertain and enjoy a private glassblowing demonstration!
Our working studio known as the “hot-shop” is open and functional with ample space for a viewing area. We have always been committed to sharing our process with the public. The process of glassblowing is magical and we invite our visitors to see how objects are made.
a small scale production glass studio in Rochester, NY, serving the local community while growing a larger international presence. The studio and gallery are open to the public during regular business hours. Our gallery is full of unique handmade items great for special occasions. We are always happy to help you find the perfect gift! With sculpture, lighting and decorative objects selling internationally in shops specializing in products for interiors, galleries and large high end department stores, Elizabeth and her team continue to push the boundaries as artists and designers, making one of a kind pieces, hand crafted in Rochester, NY.
The studio hosts several special events throughout the year, including open houses and our Annual Holiday Sale. Please join our mailing list to keep up to date. For more information about hosting your next private event, please contact us.
a little history
When Elizabeth Lyons first started More Fire Glass Studio in 1998, she envisioned a public access space where the community could come together to learn about and create glass. It was the first glass program of its kind in Rochester, NY, and for years More Fire offered instructional programs in glassblowing, casting, beadmaking and fusing, as well as studio space and rental for established glass artists to create work. More Fire Glass Studio also provided opportunities for high school students, from all areas of the city, to connect with professional artists to see the possibilities, and to experience glass making as a vehicle for creative development.
In 2010, as glass education programs sprung up in the area, and as the demand for Elizabeth’s' work grew, the studio shifted its mission to focus on production. Providing the space and time for Elizabeth and her team of experienced glassmakers to create a range of products and artwork full time.