Skylab Glass Arts
Skylab Glass Arts is a glassblowing facility that opened in 2017. Featuring over 3000 sq/ft of space, the studio was built from the ground up centered around creating a positive environment that fosters creativity and progress. Skylab offers raw glass materials and equipment for artists to purchase, stations for artists to rent on a monthly and hourly basis, and classes led by experienced instructors for anyone to come in and create something beautiful and unique.
SkyLab Glass Arts was founded in 2016 by David Schuster along with a group of young glass blowers that met while attending Anoka-Ramsey Community College majoring in the Fine Arts program with an emphasis in glass. As they progressed with their studies, they group came to the realization that it was nearly impossible to make a living doing what they loved in an industry saturated with cheap product being produced by cheaper labor overseas.
With the emergence of borosilicate lampworking, the SkyLab crew decided to shift their focus away from the antiquated practice of soft glassblowing in order to concentrate their abilities on the art of hard glass.