Pearl Dick

About the Studio

The glass studio, located in Chicago’s oldest firehouse, is a collaborative community art space. Pearl joined forces with ArtReach Chicago  to bring fire-based arts programming to the city from ceramics to glass blowing. 

The studio, built from scratch by Pearl and her team, was created to provide an accessible and supportive community space for artists where creativity is nurtured and collaboration is pivotal. 

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The studio is available to rent for special events, lectures, parties, fundraisers and other gatherings. To inquire, call 773.907.0841 or email


Rent studio time

The studio is available for rental to glass professionals and students. For more information email Pearl at

Rental Rates:

  • 6" glory hole    $25/hour
  • 16" glory hole   $35/hour
  • 18" glory hole   $45/hour

Studio features:

  • 200 lb electric furnace melting Cristalica glass (96 COE compatible) 
  • Top loading casting kiln
  • 2 front loading annealers
  • Pickup oven
  • 16" flat grinding wheel
  • Belt sander
  • MK diamond saw
  • Flameworking studio available upon request


The studio hosts classes, workshops and camps for all ages and abilities in both the ceramic and glass arts. For a list of upcoming classes and to register, visit ArtReach Chicago.