Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

5th Annual Pumpkin Workshop

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$90 – $225

5th Pumpkin Workshop

Join us in the JDraper Glass studio for a fang-tastic time of fire and glass and help us enjoy our favorite time of the year! Making a variety of gourds and pumpkins, the JDraper Glass ghouls will take you on a journey and share their passion for this hot molten medium.



The Blown Decorative Murrine Pumpkin

Like the Faberge inspired blown egg class led by Jeremie last April, this class is for the love of labor, color, and design. Dare to play with molten glass! Join us for this intricate and detail-oriented workshop, one of Jeremie’s favorite techniques of working with glass. You will get to assemble hundreds of murrine full of colors and patterns onto a plate that will then go into a kiln to preheat. With excellent instruction, you will roll onto and pick up the murrine, soften it to the clear glass, shape and blow to achieve a fancy blown pumpkin. With the breath of your air blow the pumpkin and watch it grow. Your pumpkin is finished by topping it off with a curly vine stem.

This 3-hour workshop is, thus far, the most elaborate class offered this fall.

* Murrine is an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections (like a jelly roll).



The Blown Pumpkin Create your own blown pumpkin to treasure, display and talk about for years. With your choice of themed Halloween colors, learn how to roll into color, heat, pinch & paddle the glass to create your pumpkin. Watch it grow with the breath of your air! The pumpkin is finished by topping it off with a curly vine stem.



The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available


October 27, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$90 – $225
Event Category:


J. Draper Glass
929 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 2A
Peoria, IL 61606 United States
Jeremie Draper

Cheese Platter

Blow a huge bubble & spin it into a platter! Our instructors will guide you to roll into color, heat the glass and use a variety of the glass blowers’ tools. Then, using gravity & centripetal force, spin the glass until it opens into a platter (10-12” wide)