September 21, 2019
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Glass Studio Booth Rentals By Elev8

Glass Blowing Studio Rental

You may rent out your own bench-space from Elev8 Premier daily, weekly or monthly.   You are free to use it any time between 7 am and 5:30 pm, which includes access to our state of the art equipment* and the ability to purchase raw materials at a discount, and selected tools**.

As well you have access to any amenities of the facility such as the snack and soda machines, and our well-maintained restrooms. However, we do not supply eye-protection, we recommend a Green Ace IR lens, also known as BoroView, for working with borosilicate glass.

With this, you will have access to some of the best glassblowers in the industry, and their knowledge base of 40 years of combined experience!


Benefits of Studio Rental

  • Never run out of Propane or Oxygen

  • Discounted raw glass prices with monthly rentals

  • Wide-open work areas

  • Use of Sandblaster (with excessive use, you are required to add to the fund to replace the abrasive)

  • Wet room with a wet saw and lap wheel (excessive use will require you to replace or compensate for the wear of the lapping wheel you are using.)

  • Part of the Elev8 Premier family

  • Potential glass work paid by the piece (Must meet quality standards)


    Glass Blowing Studio Rental

    Daily    –    Weekly    –    Monthly

    Studio Open times Mon-Friday 7:30am-5pm

    Weekends are dependent if there are workers there.  90% of the time they are there Sat. 10-5 and Sun 11-4

    Daily-Weekly

    • $8 an hour (torch included)
    • $30 a day with your torch (8-10 hours a day)
      • 2 days $50
      • 5 days $100 (Mon.-Fri.)
    • $45 a day with mirage GTT (8-10 hours a day)
      • 2 days $70
    • $50 a day for lathe rental, Includes all torches on the lathe
      • 2 days $80
      • 5 days $140 (Mon.-Fri.)
      • If you rent space you will get to use the middle lathe at no cost.  You must schedule it out to avoid disrupting work flow of other blowers.

    Monthly

    (months are based on Mon-Fri, with options for weekend work if Elev8 team will be there)

    • $400 a month your torch  (Months are counted date to date, not day to day)
      • $300 a month if you are willing to donate 10 hours a month to volunteer work for Elev8 Premier
      • Lath use is included in the middle lathe.  In times that the middle lathe is in use, the renter has the option to work on the small lathe if they have been trained on it.
        • In order to use any lathe, you must have 50 minimum hours of working on a lathe and agree that you know all the dangers involved with working a lathe.
    • $500 a month with mirage GTT  (Months are counted as 4 full weeks of 5 working days consisting of Mon-Friday,
      • $400 a month if you are willing to donate 8 hours a month to volunteer work for Elev8 Premier
        • This could be working with the team to make a project, helping clean stations, restrooms taking inventory or anything that helps out the team
        • If it’s a glass job you want to do, the glass MUST be on point and all learning is done on your time and we will put our time into training you.
      • $300 a month if you are willing to donate 16 hours a month to volunteer work for Elev8 Premier
        • This could be working with the team to make a project, helping clean stations, restrooms taking inventory or anything that helps out the team
        • If it’s a glass job you want to do, the glass MUST be on point and all learning is done on your time and we will put our time into training you.
      • Lath use is included in the middle lathe.  In times that the middle lathe is in use, the renter has the option to work on the small lathe if they have been trained on it.
        • In order to use any lathe, you must have 50 minimum hours of working on a lathe and agree that you know all the dangers involved with working a lathe.
  • 2 Month rental will get a 10% discount, the 4-month rental will get a 20% discount and 6-month rental is a 25% discount
  • $400 refundable deposit required
  • Discounted raw glass prices on monthly rentals of 25% off our retail pricing
  • After a vesting period of a minimum of 1 month, you can be given access to the building on your own.
  • When you have access to the building by your self you are required to work a minimum of 4 hours to be efficient on the equipment, gas, and fuels. 

Potentially if an Elev8 crew member is in on weekends you can take advantage of those days as well.  As well if a qualified Elev8 Premier blower is working late you can stay as late as that person.

Glassblowing Classes

Daily    –     Monthly      –      Quarterly

Contact us for our monthly and quarterly classes. $250 Daily class includes:

  • 5 hours of studio time
  • Up to 2 of the hours are demo
  • Up to 3 hours of one on one follow up
  • Can work as long as you need during the day as long as there is an Elev8 Premier worker to shut the studio down.
$1600 Monthly class includes:

  • Up to 2 hours a day 3 times a week of pure one on one instruction
  • All the questions you can answer
  • 1 calendar month
  • Monday-Friday 7am-4pm
  • Weekends are potential
  • Up to 2 hours a day 3 times a week of pure one on one
$4000 Quarterly class includes:

 

  • 3 calendar months
  • Monday-Friday 7am-4pm
  • Weekends are potential
  • Eye Protection
  • All the clear glass you can use
  • Elev8 Premier scrap color pile
  • Blow tube
  • Swivel
  • A few bandages for cuts and burns
  • 3 experienced blowers to ask any questions and get any help

Elev8 Premier House Rules

 

  • Flammables–No flammables permitted anywhere on the floor at any time. This includes butane cans, handheld torches and Bic lighters. Most of us smoke (something) so having a Bic lighter is not uncommon but it is a risk. If at anytime one is found laying on the table this will result in a $20 fine. Any butane cans or hand torches found on the table will result in a $50 fine. Keep in mind a Bic lighter will combust @ 180 degrees. Keeping one in your pocket is not a good idea! A Zippo lighter is your best bet. If in the event a lighter goes BOOM in your pocket, Elev8 Premier will not be held responsible. By signing this form you are acknowledging this. Hand torches and butane are permitted in the consumption room only.

  • Kiln Use– At NO time are the programs on our kilns to be altered. Idle temp may be adjusted but please ask for this to be done. Kilns should always be run at the end of your shift and NEVER crashed or just (turned off). Elev8 Premier has a responsibility to all of its customers to make sure our glass is properly annealed. If the programs get changed you have not just altered the program for your glass but ours as well and this will not be tolerated.  If you need to run a custom program come talk to us, there is program 2 and 3 we can let you reprogram. NEVER CHANGE PROGRAM 1

  • Consumption–Elev8 Premier provides a consumption room that you are free to use at any time, however, this is the only area permitted to do so. At no time may you consume on the floor or at the table. Please keep all (products) out of site on the floor as well.  A clean run ship is a strong ship.

  • Tools–All tools are the property of Elev8 Premier that is used by the crew. We have provided a variety of tools that you are free to use at any time. (Tools marked with green tape). But any tools that are in a blowers area or that are assigned to a glassblower are off-limits unless you have direct permission and the tools must be returned after use. If you are caught with another glassblower tools and did not have permission we will impose a fine of $10. This is to prevent the loss, misplaced and damaged tools and to keep the level of respect high

  • Visitors–We welcome you to have a friend or two stop by for a bit to show them the cool new place your spending time at. Even letting them watch the fresh new skills your learning. We just ask that they not be here for long periods of time (not more than 1 hour) and they are not causing any distractions to any employees. At no time will visitors be allowed at the studio after business hours (8 am – 5 pm). At no time will visitors be allowed to handle any equipment. This includes torches, tools and any glass (raw or completed).

  • Closing–To be able to close you must be trained and approved. Closing is a big responsibility and not to be taken lightly. For both the safety and security of the studio all items on the checklist must be done and as well as the checklist itself. If anything on the checklist is not completed it will result in a $20 fine. If it happens again within a 30 day period it will result in another $20 fine. A 3rd time within 30 days will be $50  fine and possibly the loss of closing privileges.  We do not impose fines to be mean, we impose the fines to keep the level of safety at the highest.  We feel our rules are easy to follow and only make for a better workplace.

  • Glass Purchases–If you find yourself needing to buy any raw glass, color or tools we will be more than happy to help you. We only ask that you keep purchases down to once per day at a time convenient to the shop manager. If you are approved for a line of credit it must be paid by the end of every week (Fri). Please be sure you keep your glass separate from ours. Things like puntys and blow tubes are not free so let’s be sure you are not using ours and we will do the same for you

  • Ghost riding–This is a term we use when someone leaves their torch on while not being present. This is an expensive waste of our Propane and Oxygen. If you leave your mat, turn the torch off. No consumption breaks, No bathroom breaks or even waiting for a piece to warm up in the kiln. If you are not heating glass TURN IT OFF. If caught Ghost riding it will result in a $5 fine (every time). Please keep your outer flame off if your not in it as well.

  • Station cleanliness–If you are renting a space you are responsible for keeping that space clean. Trash other than glass is a mess we feel we can do without and makes an overall more respectable and professional workplace. Soda cans, food wrappers should be thrown away daily in the trash by the breakroom.  We fully understand the messes that happen working with glass but we strive to provide a clean environment for everybody here. On a scale of 1-10 1 being immaculate and 10 being disaster, you area should never be past a 5. This is just a great practice.

  • Bathrooms–We have 2 restrooms available, One is located by the front door and one by the table. As a courtesy, we prefer the front restroom (by the front door) to be used for our more (serious) business. Please be respectful of both restrooms and clean up after yourself to help us keep them clean for everyone.  Our teammates clean this and they do not need to clean up piss on seats or rims. If you piss on the toilet, be kind and wipe it up. It’s also a great rule to use at your own house, women hate seeing that stuff, and to clean it up at the time represents a great deal of respect for us and yourself.

  •  Cooking–We have a BBQ grill and a few other means of cooking here. You are more than welcome to use these as long as you clean up. A BBQ grill, plates and any type of mess made while cooking should be cleaned at the end of the break.

  • Breakroom(Fridge use) Please feel free to use the fridge for your lunch or  

            Drinks but please be sure to clean out regularly. At no time should you have   

            open sodas or any other containers without a lid in the fridge or freezer.

            Be respectful and help to keep the fridge clean as rent does not cover Elev8

            Premier having to clean up after you. If you are responsible for Elev8 having to 

            clean up after you, you will be charged. If you do your part you should not have 

            to worry about penalties.

  • FightingAt no time for no reason is fighting acceptable. Verbal or physical. We                           

             all have strong opinions at times but we need to maintain a professional attitude.                 

Any type of name-calling, threats, and especially physical contact will not be tolerated and could result in the non-refundable termination of your rental contract. If you have any problems or concerns with anyone at any time please 

             notify the manager immediately. 

Sales At Studio

 

  • The glass we buy from you is 25% off wholesale.
  • Sold glass to one of our customers that comes into the studio, we will get 25% of the sale price
  • Host a class under our roof we expect to get 25%.  If you do this you are welcome to use the small torches in the back as well.

 

 

   

 Any fines go into a slush fund and will be used to enhance Elev8 Premier.  Please do not get fined, this is not our goal. Our goal is safety, accountability and quality.       

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