Glass Arts Association of Hawaii 2017-06-20T19:30:18+00:00

O‘ahu’s community for glass making and education

Today is Your Time to Shine and Keep the Fires Burning!

We need your help to raise a minimum of $50,000 by the end of this month in order to secure our lease and continue to operate in our current location thru the end of the 2016! Unless we reach this goal, we will be lose our studio space until further notice on March 31. We are currently the ONLY public access studio in Hawaii offering glass studio rentals and full classes from beginner to the experienced glass worker.

This past year, because of your support, our dreams with glass became tangible!

Glass Arts Hawaii allows glass and the arts to enhance our community here in Hawaii and others from around the world. Within our mission we provide public access glass studios, an education facility, and a showroom space for people to experience the glass arts from creation to admiration. Our association developed a variety of education programs for all ages from workshops to semester long classes, including visiting artist classes, internship and scholarship programs, and other ways to assist artists. We have even developed programs to include glass processes otherwise unavailable to the general public on Oahu or Hawaii.

The evolution of Glass Arts Hawaii and its direct influences spreading the arts in our community is succeeding, and will continue to do so only with your financial support!

Your time to support the arts is now! 

Please Donate towards our Fundraiser Today to Keep the Dream Alive!


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Spearfishing Omilu Ulua

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Join Edward Clark with his interactive glass and multimedia installation in the Surface Gallery, at Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House!

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Richard E. Duggan shared a Glassblower makes giant sea creatures to Glass Arts Association of Hawaii's Timeline.

I'd like to see what Raven and Ted Clark would come up with.
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This glassblower makes massive sea creatures. Footage courtesy of Derek Klein Films and

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Ted ClarkYeah, Raven Skyriver likes to make one species, I like to put together entire ecosystems. The collaboration would be great.

6 months ago

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Mark Mitsuda, program chair for Aha Hana Lima 2017, and the board of Hawaii Craftsmen would like to welcome Matthew Szösz as the invited glass artist for this year’s Aha Hana Lima workshop season for glass. Szösz "approaches materials with an innate impulse to alter, build, and investigate. As an artist using glass as his primary medium, he creates performance-based experiments, and the resulting works have been described as "unexpected and boundary-pushing". Says Szösz, “Many of my works start from a basis of ‘un-likeliness.’” Matthew earned his BFA, BID (industrial design) and MFA from Rhode island School of Design. In 2012 the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution named him as one of the top young Craft artists in America in their exhibition 40 under 40 recognizing 40 craftsmen in craft disciplines that represent new avenues for the handmade in contemporary culture who were born after 1972.

Matt has had residencies, exhibited, taught, and lectured both nationally and internationally. He has taught at Toyama Institute for Glass, Penland School of Crafts, and Pittsburgh Glass Center and this year will be co-teaching a class at Pilchuck Glass School with Anna Mlasowsky (

His workshop will cover some new ways of forming three dimensional structures using the kiln. Students will be exposed to techniques for building flexible, inflatable or un-foldable structures that can be manipulated at temperature.

For more information about Matt and his work please visit his website:

here’s a video of one of his processes:

For more information about the public presentation, the workshop and fees please visit the Aha Hana Lima website:
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aloha i am looking for 2 glass tiles that are 3/4 inch thick 1/2 inch would work 9 an 1/2 by 9 an 1/2 square for a outside gate it can be a little rough dont want to pay more than 20 each any one have some thing like this ... See MoreSee Less

Glass Arts Association of HawaiiSorry this isn't something we can help you with. There are artists that make fused glass tiles for interiors but they are much more expensive due to the fabrication costs in Hawaii. Try Hawaii Rebuild or Home Depot for glass tile in that price range. Thanks for the inquiry.

9 months ago

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