Caliente Hot Glass is a San Antonio-based offhand glassblowing studio known for their innovation and beautiful glass art pieces. They create custom glass art, sculpture, and functional pieces that are... Read More
Caliente Hot Glass is a San Antonio-based offhand glassblowing studio known for their innovation and beautiful glass art pieces. They create custom glass art, sculpture, and functional pieces that are for sale to the public, as well as commissioned pieces for residential properties, restaurants and other companies. At Caliente Hot Glass, artists enjoy the freedom to create, often while the community, either individuals or professional groups - get to observe and participate in this ancient art through classes, demos, and private events.
They recently celebrated the opening of their new blown glass art gallery this past summer (2015), which showcases pieces made by local San Antonio hot glass artists. Located within minutes from downtown and less than a mile from the Pearl Brewery, the Caliente Gallery is one of the first art galleries on the east side of San Antonio, a part of town which is experiencing significant development right now. Glass pieces are available for purchase at events, by appointment or during regular hours, which are Thursdays from 4-7 and 2nd Sundays from 11-3. One of the most thrilling things about glass art is watching the glass being made - it's hot, dangerous (for the artists themselves), and entrancing. Caliente Hot Glass hosts glass blowing demonstrations every second Sunday of the month as part of their SundayFunday events, which are more like parties and are generally accompanied by food and drinks.