Mark Payton Glass Center @ The Glassworks Bldg, Louisville

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We offer Self Guided tours Monday-Friday starting at 10:30am, with the last tour starting at 3:30pm. Guided Tours are offered on Saturdays at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

The Walk-in Workshop is where you can create your own fused glass work of art. Adults and children ages 12 and older can learn how to cut flat glass to create their own functional or decorative artwork. Project prices in the WIW range from $12.50-$250, and we have over 40 options to choose from! Reservations are required for groups of 5 or more. ***THE LATEST START TIME FOR THE WALK-IN WORKSHOP IS 2:30PM

Another popular choice is the Flame Your Own (FYO). During the FYO, you will work personally on a torch with owner/artist Mark Payton. Mark will guide you through the process, but you do about 95% of the actual work. There are a variety of project options to choose from ranging from snowman ornaments to pendants and Mark's famous Cootie Bugs! Although it is offered year-round, the Flame Your Own (FYO) is quickly becoming a holiday family tradition for both locals and out-of-towners.

If you're just looking to add to your collection of art or jewelry, we also have an extensive gallery of fused, stained glass, and flameworked pieces.
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  • My grand daughter wanted to do a fun activity with me to celebrate her birthday. Mark totally filled the bill! She was scared and timid at first but Mark made her feel safe and she thoroughly...  more »
  • Engaging, fun, and worth it! Our 13yo enjoyed the hands on but also Mark's back and forth. Worth it!  more »
  • Such a unique, hands-on opportunity! Great price for such a wonderful experience. We were driving through Louisville, and we decided to stop and see this place because we saw it on trip advisor (or something of the sort). We just walked in, and I was able to sit down and make my own personalized glass blown masterpiece! I made an adorable ring holder that I was able to design and create in less than half an hour. Mark, the super cool professional glass blower, helped me through every step of the process. 10/10 would recommend!
  • Mark was engaging and instructive. Our 13 yo enjoyed the experience and the final project is amazing. It is more than worth the time and money.

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