THE Specialty Workshop


*Seasonal Workshops are offered in the fall and have limited availability*

In this 2-hour workshop you will make 4-5 pumpkins with the help of a skilled glassblower. Workshop registration requires a deposit of $150 +tax (½ of the workshop price), and the remainder is due at the time of service.

Sign-ups begin on June 29th, 2023 please CALL to book.
Registration cannot be done before June 29th nor can they be done via email or online.
These workshops are limited and will fill up quickly.

*Cancellation Policy*
Specialty Workshops require 2-weeks’ notice for cancellations. In order to receive a full refund of the deposit, workshop must be cancelled 2 weeks in advance. If canceled within 2 weeks of appointment, deposit will be refunded if we are able to fill the spot from the waitlist otherwise you forfeit your deposit.

Mark your calendar for SIGN-UPS ON JUNE 29th and please call 253-383-3499 to book!

Saturday, September 9th
Sunday, September 10th
Saturday, September 23rd
Sunday, September 24th
Saturday, October 7th
Sunday, October 8th
Saturday, October 21st
Sunday, October 22nd

Each workshop day will have 4 sessions;
Session 1: 09 am – 11 am (8:30 am arrival)
Session 2: 11 am – 01 pm (10:30 am arrival)
Session 3: 02 pm – 04 pm (1:30 pm arrival)
Session 4: 04 pm – 06 pm (3:30 pm arrival)

This year we have made some changes to our Specialty Workshops
If you are familiar with the (discontinued) 4-Hour Pumpkin Workshop, you may remember how it was done. In previous years, you would be partnered with another workshop partner (a friend that you scheduled to come with, or another customer that also needed a workshop partner) taking turns making your pumpkins in one station with one instructor. You would retreat to the gallery to design your next pumpkin and set up colors while waiting for your turn at the bench.

This year we are organizing our Pumpkin Workshops a little different. You will now work 1:1 with your instructor for the full 2 hours.

What has changed?
Shorter duration in the hotshop for your appointment (2 hours vs 4 hours)
No workshop partner
No more waiting for your turn
Even more individualized experience with your hotshop instructor
This year we are offering more dates
3 people per session vs 6 people

What has not changed?
You will still get to make 4-5 pumpkins in the 2-Hour Workshop
You will still be in the hotshop working with glass for the same amount of time as in the 4-hour
You will still have time to consult with your instructor and gallery crew to design your pumpkins and set-up colors
You and your instructor will still take breaks from the heat

Limitations and Specifications:
Workshops cannot be shared with another person. A deposit of ½ of the total cost is due at the time of booking, and the remainder is due at the time of service. If you are scheduling for yourself and a friend, a deposit will be due for both workshop participants upon scheduling.

Our hotshop is equipped with 3 stations, which means that we can accommodate up to 3 people per session. The largest number of people you can book for is now 3 people per session.

You can sign up for 1 workshop per person. If you wish to sign up for an additional workshop, you can request to be placed on the waitlist.


  1. Pick your top 2 dates and session time
  2. Call TGS and leave a voicemail on June 29th, 9 am – 5 pm
  3. Patiently wait for a call back by the end of the day

We ask you kindly;
Call only once
Leave only one voicemail

Listen carefully to the voice message instructions as we request a lot of information from you, it may help to have a pen and paper handy
Do not call before 9 am on June 29th – calls are returned in the order they are received – you will receive a call back by the end of the day
Please be patient while waiting for a call back, we won’t forget you! We do understand that sign-ups may interrupt your work day, travel plans etc. Please be prepared to give a deposit when we return your call.

We are no longer offering the Ornament Workshops. Book a Glassblowing Experience year-round to make 2 ornaments for $95 + tax per person. We have spruced up our pattern options as well!