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Youth Summer Program Week 1 Afternoon Class: Glass (Ages 14-17)

Dates:June 26-30, 2023
Meets:M, Tu, W, Th and F from 12:25 PM to 3:00 PM
Location:25 Sagamore Road Rm. 115
Cost: $225.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Youth Summer Program Week 1 Afternoon Class: Glass (Ages 14-17)  

Theme of the Week: Art Made From Recycled Materials

Upcycling Glass

We will discuss how we can repurpose unwanted glass such as glass bottles, jars and window glass. Then we will move on to working with your hands! In this class, we will be cutting, grinding and melting glass. Please wear closed toe shoes for your safety.

Dress code for glass courses: Please wear closed toe shoes and natural fibers (no synthetic fibers). Protection gear (goggles and gloves) will be provided by WCC


Reminder: If your child is attaending a full day of classes, remember to pack them a lunch for the break period.


Cancellation Policies

Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page.  Written notice of cancellations via email (to is required within specified cancellation windows detailed on our website.


COVID Policies


IMPORTANT COVID Policy UPDATES.  Please read carefully:


As of Monday, October 17, 2022, masks will be optional in our studio spaces. Everyone accessing the studio is asked to recognize and accept their role as part of a greater community effort that is required to help maintain the safety of all members by being proactive about health self-assessment, following studio guidelines, and participating fully in the support of sanitization efforts that are required to maintain a healthy work environment. Please be sure to read through the Worcester Center for Crafts' updated COVID policies on our COVID-19 Response Page (


Inclement Weather Policy


For information on the Craft Center's inclement weather cancellation policies, please visit our website's policy page. Students are encouraged to also check our homepage and our Facebook page for status updates and closure announcements.


Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

Fee: $225.00

Call us at (508)753-8183 x301 to see if you qualify for a discount on this course.

25 Sagamore Road Rm. 115

Glass and Enamels Studio

Tomo Sakai

Tomo graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, with a specialization in glass, and went on study glass engraving and coldworking in the Czech Republic. She was an artist-in-residence at Worcester Center for Crafts from 2012-2014, and now has her own studio in Worcester. She teaches regularly at the Worcester Center for Crafts, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the Corning Museum of Glass.

Instagram: @cruzesakai 


  • 2012-2014 Artist-in-Residence, Worcester Center for Crafts
  • 2004
  • SUPSS Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic
  • 2003-2004 VOSS Novy Bor, Czech Republic
  • 2002 Dominik Biman School, Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic
  • 1998-2002 BFA in glass, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

    Artist Statement

    "My journey as an artist has been informed by my experience growing up in Japan - the nexus of a profound, traditional past in co-existence and interaction with an energetic, hyper-modern future. My choice of glass as a medium reflects my experience: it is both rooted in traditional techniques while at the same time projecting a modern materiality. I want to capture this reality in my work, balancing the old and the new, honoring tradition and innovation, exploring past and future."


  • The Krikorian Gallery, Worcester MA/Eight Elements - 2014
  • The Krikorian Gallery, Worcester MA/Opposing Directions - 2013
  • Imago Gallery, Warren RI/December Invitational Show - 2013
  • Cafe Siesta, Gifu, Japan/Bar Akadama - 2008
  • Gallery Tamamiseum, Nagoya, Japan/Arts & Crafts - 2007
  • Decin Museum, Czech Republic/Senovske Sklo Plne Zivota - 2005
  • Kamenicky Senov Museum, Czech Republic/The exhibition of 4th International Symposium of Engraved Glass - 2005
  • Koganezaki Crystal Park, Nishi Izu, Japan/Vessels - Exhibition of Contemporary Glass - 2003
  • Spiral Garden, Aoyama, Japan/Department of Ceramic, Glass and Metal Graduation Works Exhibition - 2002

  • Date Day Time Location
    06/26/2023Monday12:25 PM to 3 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm. 115
    06/27/2023Tuesday12:25 PM to 3 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm. 115
    06/28/2023Wednesday12:25 PM to 3 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm. 115
    06/29/2023Thursday12:25 PM to 3 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm. 115
    06/30/2023Friday12:25 PM to 3 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm. 115