This week, things heat up for Erik & Randal as they visit with Nicole Terrien, Customer Service Manager for Diablo Glass School in Boston. Diablo opened in 2001 with a mission to spread the love of glasswork in a publically accessible and fun way. It's not just glassblowing classes either. They are a full glassworking studio that uses flameworking, fused glass, cold working, and stained glass. They provide many events through the year for the public to come and watch their skills and have partnerships with the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston University College of Fine Arts, and DeCordova Museum. 


TRANSCRIPT

Randal:

Hey! Welcome to Focus Real Estate's weekly video series! Today, we are at Diablo Glass School in Boston with Nicole Terrien, and we have a really hot show for you today!

Erik:

Very excited! And, Nicole, what's your position here?

Nicole:

I am the Customer Service Manager here at Diablo. So anytime you have questions, comments, concerns, they come to me first. Diablo Glass School is a community based instructional facility for glass work. Not very many people do glass work, but we specialize in teaching. We have instruction in the hot shop, glassblowing, the flame shop or lampworking, flat shop in here for fused glass, slumping, stained glass, and cold working. We do try to incorporate all of that into each other so that we do have a sort of mixed media function.

Erik:

It crosses over.

Nicole:

Lots of stuff crosses over from one place to another.

Randal:

When you look around here, there are all kinds of stuff going on.

Nicole:

Yes.

Randal:

And then there are so many different kinds of work here from stained glass, where you're cutting.

Erik:

Blown glass. Fused glass.

Randal:

Little Fishes!

Nicole:

A lampwork piece.

Randal:

Yeah, it's fascinating to see. We got introduced to you on a Friday night, you would never guess, at a wine and
cheese event! (Get to know us!) Anyway, it was a really fun thing to do and tell us some more about these events and programs you have.

Nicole:

Yeah. Absolutely. Our wine and cheese night is the last Saturday of every month, usually. And we provide the wine, the cheese, and the entertainment. You come in and check it out. We have a number of demonstrations in the hot shop, where we're working with the hot glass blowing the traditional glass blowing that you're thinking of. We also have lamp working demonstrations. We're in the flame shop showing our smaller more delicate pieces. This is actually a flame shop piece that was just made by one of our instructors.

Erik:

Which isn't so delicate though.

Nicole:

I mean it's not.

Erik:

Compared to, I guess, some of the big blown things.

Nicole:

Yeah. I mean compared to the fish that you would make in the hot shop, this is a very delicate piece. This is also it's just made of a different glass.

Erik:

The night we were here, they made a fish in the hot shop.

Randal:

It was like this big!

Nicole:

Really? Excellent.

Erik:

Clipping off the pieces of flame. It was really cool. Where can our viewers find out more information and find you online and physically?

Nicole:

Sure. You can find us online at DiabloGlassSchool.com. There are three S's right in a row. Diablo Glass School.

Erik:

Glasssss School.

Nicole:

Yeah, that one threw me off for a long time. You can find us online and you can always, if you have questions, email us at [email protected] We are here at 123 Terrace Street. Open generally most days. Give us a call if you want to come in for a tour. That's where we are!

Randal:

Excellent. I'm certainly glad we popped in for the wine and cheese event.

Nicole:

Me too!

Erik:

We highly recommend that! We haven't taken any of the instructions ourselves something kind of look forward to.

Randal:

We really appreciate your time and a little showing around the studio today.

Erik:

And I'm sure our viewers will enjoy it too and hopefully, someone will check you out!

Nicole:

I hope so!

Randal:

DiabloGlassSchool.com. 123 Terrace Street in Boston. Thanks for watching today, if you have any questions feel free to put them in the remarks below. Don't forget to like us on Facebook.

Erik:

And subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Randal:

And until next time

Both:

Stay Tuned and Stay Focused.