On Glass Blowing for Leadership Development and Teambuilding Jess offers one-day glass blowing seminars for management and sales teams. The seminars focus on the fundamentals of glassblowing and the highly interactive, team oriented process of making glass art. After the experience, participants come back to work with a renewed sense of collaboration as well as a piece of hand blown glass art. Lunch is catered. Contact Jess to get your company into the hot shop.
Two basic types of off-sites are offered. Each is taught by highly skilled, Rhode Island School of Design trained, glass designer/makers whose passion and entrepreneurial pursuit is glass art.
Option 1: Glass Studio Party and Design Collaboration Designed as a rewards event, the 'Studio Party' is wonderful for larger groups who deserve a fun and unique experience to acknowledge their hard work and excellent performance. Participants will eat, drink, and design a piece of glass art that the instructors will produce as a demonstration at the party, which can be displayed in the office afterwards. The group will make decisions on all elements of the design process from form to color to overall aesthetic, making it a fun and engaging collaboration.
Option 2: Educational Teambuilding Workshop The 'Teambuilding Workshop' is a hands-on experience with an emphasis on deconstructing the office hierarchy and solving the challenges of working with hot glass as a group. Participants learn the basics of working with hot glass while improving group dynamics and communication. Each student will experience the exhilarating and exciting qualities of glass working though creating a glass flower, paperweight, or vase to commemorate the course.
On Jess On Jess Jess's work combines sculpture, hot glass, and drawing to captivate and challenge viewers. The work of creating a considered design and realizing it as a physical object is Jess's primary inspiration. Jess earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, after which she ran the education program at Public Glass, the largest public access glass studio in San Francisco. Today Jess's glass is featured in museum shops, galleries, and private collections across the country. Her work is divided into two categories: functional, one-of-a-kind blown glass vessels and custom residential and commercial lighting.