New jersey has always had a rich history of glassblowing. New jersey was the home of the first successful glassblowing studio in America in 1739. With local beaches having fine silica sand to work with it and plenty of forests for fuel, New Jersey once hosted more glassblowing studios than any other state .
Hot Sand was founded in 2007 as New Jersey’s first public access glassblowing studio. Owners Paul Elyseev and Thomas Stevens started Hot Sand as a home to create their own artistic pieces and share glassmaking with the public. Our walk-in glassblowing started with the hand casting experience during the summer season. Now a year-round business, people have the ability to walk in off the street and choose from a variety of fun objects on our walk-in menu including a pint glass, paperweight, ornament, heart, egg, bubble, small bubble vase, apple and pumpkin.
In 2011, Hot Sand made the move from its original boardwalk location to the busy Asbury Park Downtown district at 550 Cookman Ave.
Glassblowing Hours Gallery Hours
Monday 12pm – 8pm Monday 12pm – 8pm
Tuesday closed Tuesday 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday 12pm – 8pm Wednesday 12pm – 8pm
Thursday 12pm – 8pm Thursday 12pm – 8pm
Friday 12pm – 8pm Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday 12pm – 8pm Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm Sunday 10am – 6pm
Phone Number: 732-927-5475