Oatka School of Glass

56 Harvester Avenue
Batavia, New York 14020
(585) 300-7606

Oatka School of Glass has been located in the City of Batavia since November 2007 and was started by a husband and wife team, Amanda & Lance Taylor.  The studio/store is located on the 2nd Floor off the main entrance at 56 Harvester Ave., Batavia and the hours are Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.  Phone or email Oatka if you are planning to visit so they can ensure that someone will be there to take care of you when you arrive. 

Education and working with our local community is primary to the mission at Oatka School of Glass (OSG).  Oatka School of Glass offers all types of classes in kilnformed glass to include all ages, from introductory Make+Fuse to advanced multi-day workshops.   There is also a retail store where glass and tools are offered for sale to the general public.  Here is a listing of the types of classes that are offered year-round.

Make+Fuse:  For a quick and broad introduction to fused glass, take one of our two-hour Make+Fuse classes.  Experiment with our cut glass components to design and create your original bowl, plate, coaster, or other piece of glassware.  This is a reasonably priced introduction to kilnformed glass art.

OSG Kids:  Bring your young artist to a OSG Kids class.  There are educational, fun and safe activities in kilnformed glass for children as young as three.  Oatka hosts glass art birthday parties to suit your timetable.

Private Parties:  Get your friends, family, and work mates Class at Oatka School of Glasstogether and host a private glass art party.  Perfect for corporate team building, teacher professional days, birthday parties, ladies night out, wedding showers or fundraisers.  Call Oatka to schedule and plan the perfect event for your group.

Custom Glass Projects:  Oatka instructors are happy to work with you in creating a custom glass project, be it a backsplash, new kitchen cabinet windows, glass tiles, a new transom for your house, or a sculpture you may need help engineering.

Comprehensives:  For students looking for a more in-depth experience with glass, Oatka’s in-house instructors teach regular multi-day workshops that delve deeper into topics in kilnforming, casting, lampworking, coldworking, and glassblowing.  If you are an artist looking for a new medium, or hoping to advance your knowledge in glass, comprehensives are for you.

Visiting Instructors:  Every year, Oatka School of Glass brings six to eight visiting instructors to the studio from all over the world.  These renowned artists are experts in their field, whether it be lampworking, fusing, or casting glass.