Public events

Check out our calendar for activities through to November 2023.

Studio activities

Fall 2023 | Part 1: Next level

For courses and workshops offered from September to October 2023, visit the Fall 2023 | Part 1: Next level page or view the Workshops and courses — Fall 2023: Part 1 brochure. Registration is now open.

M2023-8: Markham Museum Applefest 2023
Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm

Glasstronomy Studios has been invited to participate in the Markham Museum’s first annual artisan craft fair. Studio members Marjolyn, Ona, Susanna, and Vanessa will be at the Glasstronomy Studios’ booth showcasing and selling some of their small glass work in this family friendly environment. For more information, visit the Applefest web page.

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road

General admission: Before September 23: $10/person, on September 23: $14/person
Tickets can be purchased here:

Parking: Free but limited parking on site or at the Mount Joy Go Station

Activities: Artisan craft fair, Cider Mill (fresh apple cider for sampling and purchasing), apple treats, food trucks, demonstrations on historic trades, play with clay, mini putt, trackless train rides

Recommendation: Bring cash in anticipation of small purchase payments from craft and food vendors

Exclusive members’ only events

Details on fall programming coming soon.

M2023-9 | Artist spotlight: Udiya Swamy
Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 2 to 4 pm
RSVP by Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Join visual artist, Udiya Swamy, as he shares some of his techniques. An active stained glass artist, Udiya has been exploring different ways to translate his paintings into fused glass. This past spring, Udiya was a member of the conservation team that restored the Senate’s stained glass ceiling. For a peek at the complex restoration process, watch Taking Panes: Conserving the Senate foyer’s stained-glass ceiling.

Some of Udiya’s recent work will be on show and available for sale.

M2023-10 | Cook off: Holiday ornament edition
Sunday, November 26, 2023, from 2 to 4 pm
RSVP by Wednesday, November 15. Indicate if you want to compete or if you want to cheer!

Join us for a quick competition. Participants will design an original * 3-inch holiday ornament and execute it within 1-1/2 hours. The ornaments will then be tack fired, displayed, and presented to social media for the popular vote. We will feature a pattern for the winning ornament and a prize package will be presented to its creator during our holiday social. You are welcome to research your design ahead of the event. Also, consider how your ornament will be hung.

* Proprietary characters, images, and designs are prohibited. Beware of Etsy, Instagram, and Pinterest too!

Bonus points:

10 bonus points for wearing holiday attire
10 bonus points for wearing festive head gear

If you are not ready to “cook” glass, how about cookies and squares? We are also hosting a holiday baking exchange.

Holiday baking exchange – For folks interested in sharing their baking or no bake faves, we are offering a chance to exchange. Whether it’s your classic shortbread, gran’s lemon squares, Uncle Bob’s holiday rum balls, or your daughter’s favourite no bake bliss bites, you are invited to exchange on the day. RSVP with details of your baked item by November 8, 2023, so that others can know how many batches to make and to minimize duplication.


  • All baking should be homemade (but not necessarily by you!).
  • Bring at least 2 dozen (most standard recipes).
  • Unlike the standard swap, we ask that you prepackage your offerings into zipped sandwich/snack bags for freshness/freezing. We recommend ½ dozen (6) per bag. You’ll be very popular if you have some extras for sampling too!
  • Display a copy of the recipe so that folks can see the ingredients (highlight alcohol, dairy, eggs, nuts, wheat gluten).
  • Arrange cookies in a basket or platter (be creative!).
  • Bring a large container to carry away your treats.

If you bring, you can take!

M2023-11 | Holiday potluck social
Saturday, December 16, 2023, from 11 am to 2 pm
RSVP by Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Indicate your potluck item (identify alcohol, dairy, eggs, nuts, wheat gluten), and the name of your guest.

Take time out of the busyness of the season and join us in toasting to a year of glass successes before we break for the holidays. Not sure what to bring? Think festive. Please indicate potential allergy ingredients when you RSVP. Significant others are welcome.


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