Tuition & Terms 

The retreat runs from Monday, 9/25/17 to Friday, 9/29/17, with classes running from 8am to 4pm daily. The tuition is $950 for the week long retreat, with $475 due at registration and the balance of $475 due by July 24, 2017.  If you cancel before July 24th you will receive a full refund.  If you cancel after July 24th a refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued only if the seat is sold.

Studio Details

The torch studio will be open during the retreat from 8am to 8pm daily. The studio is outfitted mainly with Nortel Minor torches, with a total of 12 stations.  You are welcome to bring your own torch, if you prefer. At each station we have a 6 X 6 graphite pad, dunk jar, and mandrel holders. You are expected to bring your own favorite everyday hand tools, including blow pipes and puffy mandrels. The shop will have some tools available to borrow, but we do not have enough for every single station. Best bet, bring your own.  We will generally have mandrels on hand for sale. Please mark your mandrels.  Once you've registered, you will receive a detailed materials list.  There is a wide variety of glass colors for sale in the studio, which run from $1 to $5 per rod.

The property is located in the Santa Fe National Forest, in the Glorieta Pass and at the base of the Glorieta Mesa.  Be prepared for some hilly terrain and a mountainside gravel driveway.  The Torch Studio and The Sweeney Collection are housed in buildings that are handicap accessible. While all of the activities will be focused in the studio and workshop space, please note that the grounds around and between buildings and parking areas are not as easily navigable.  


We are at 7440 feet of altitude, so we suggest you arrive a day early in order to acclimate.  Drink plenty of water with electrolytes to before, during, and after the trip.  Temperatures differ 30 degrees between day and night, so bring layers of cotton clothing and a jacket.

Plenty of forest acreage for camping.  The studio has a full bathroom with a shower.  Please bring your own towels, flashlights, etc.

Travel and Accomodations

Glorieta Glassworks is located 20 minutes south east of Santa Fe, NM.  Most visitors fly into the Albuquerque airport, but there are direct flights into Santa Fe from certain locations.  We will be making an Albuquerque airport run for up to four people at 5pm on Saturday, September 23rd.  Please let us know in advance if you need an airport pick up.  Due to the Grand Opening, we will not be offering an airport run on Sunday, September 24th.  If you need to arranged shuttle service, we recommend Sandia Shuttle Express.  

Your accommodation options are: AirBnB, VRBO, or on site camping. (see Studio Details above) Other local travel options click here.