Instructor Biography

I love glass, which is why it has been my full-time job since the 80’s, I have taught glass in some way since 1989. I had a stained glass business from 1990 to 2002, I also did fusing and sandblasting. I started lampworking in 1990 and never looked back.

Glassblowing goes back 4-5 generations on both sides of my family, it's in my blood. I never knew it until I started blowing glass in 1990.

I taught 11 years in Las Vegas for the community college program. I teach nationally; in home studios as well as familiar venues. I love being able to pass on so many years of struggle and watch the smile blaze across a student’s face when they realize they CAN do it. We start to take our skills for granted until we see someone trying to use a glass stringer and it makes us remember what it took to get there! It is very humbling!

I strive to pass that passion on to many more aspiring artists! 



Instagram: @debcrowleyglass


Aquatics #3 "Hawaiian Reef" with Deb Crowley
When: , May 16 - May 20
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Deb Crowley

Learn to create Hawaiian reef vignettes out of soft and Borosilicate glass. We start with 2 days of sculpting soft glass fish with Moretti glass. It's fantastic palette allow us to mimic the Hawaiian fish colors more realistically.Then on days 3 & 4 we create flora like corals, nudibranchs, and starfish out of Borosilicate glass since they are larger and more complex.On Friday we finish assembling the vignettes and making the smaller items like starfish to complete the pieces.

Be ready to immerse yourself in all things aquatic with an emphasis on Hawaiian reefs. Deb loves teaching this series. Even if you are new to it, jumping in at class #3 is completely fine with a minimum intermediate torch skill. "Sea you there!"


3 of 10 seats available.