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Hot Shop Valpo and Marc Adams School of Woodworking joined forces to provide students more curriculum. Marc, owner of Marc Adams School of Woodworking, dreamed of branching into the art of glass blowing when he first started his woodworking school. Dave and Bryan Lee, of Hot Shop Valpo, turned Marc’s dream into reality.

According to Marc, he wasn’t going to settle for ordinary. He needed to find the right facility, equipment, and knowledgeable instructors. Marc found that and more within Hot Shop Valpo. He stated that Dave and Bryan are two of the most talented instructors he’s ever encountered. It was a perfect match and Marc Adams School of Woodworking now enriches their curriculum with glass blowing.

Dave and Bryan are excited to have more students fill the workshop. According to Dave, the partnership allows glass blowing to have a farther reach. Dave is passionate about glass blowing and wants to educate anyone who is curious about the ancient art.

Marc Adams School of Woodworking is a highly esteemed institution and has students from all over the globe. Students chose Marc Adams School to expand their artistic knowledge and experiences and the glassblowing addition has been a wonderful fit. For Dave, it is thrilling to be in the company of the world’s best instructors.

“It is humbling to be teaching side by side with the best craftsmen and craftswomen in the world,” Dave said.

Dave and Bryan sell their beautiful creations, fulfill custom orders, and do large projects for institutions, like universities and hospitals. While they passionate about creating art, Dave and Bryan also love to teach. They enjoy sharing their knowledge with people who want to learn something new. It is fulfilling to witness people grow creatively.

“Being able to touch people’s lives with art is truly a joy”

Dave and Bryan help their students step outside their comfort zone. Working with 2200 degree glass makes some people understandably nervous. According to Dave, the father son team loves watching students conquer their fears. They also love helping others to harness their creativity in this challenging and ancient art form.

Mark Adams School of Woodworking