About Us


OATKA School of Glass and Glass  Studio is housed on the 2nd Floor of an historic 19th  Century warehouse located in Batavia ,  New York (40 minutes from Buffalo and Rochester, NY).  Oatka opened it’s doors in November 2007 specializing in entry level to advanced kilnformed (fused) glass classes.  Since 2007, Oatka has been and is one of top teaching facilities in the USA and continues to expand in it’s unique workshop offerings.   In 2008 they opened up one of the first Bullseye Glass Resource Stores in the Northwest New York and continues to stock a full range of Bullseye Glass products and glass working tools and equipment.  The studio operates on a year round basis.

Oatka Glass Studio produces and sells architectural glass work (wall & window panels, sinks, counter tops, tables, etc.), metal & glass lighting, and a wholesale line of glass products.

Come in for a tour of our amazing facility where you are guaranteed to get inspired by multitude of beautiful glass on display throughout their studio.

Looking for a place to stay while taking a workshop at Oatka?  There is a full range of hotels, a number of VRBO’s (Vacation Rental By Owner), and AirBnB  to stay at in and around Batavia, NY.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions either by email or phone.

At OATKA School of Glass, we strive to create a learning facility where both Instructor and Student have unlimited opportunities to explore, develop, and create realize their visions.   without being hindered by lack of equipment or materials.  Every year we have  introduced workshops in a variety of  mediums (ceramics, metalsmithing, fiber arts, watercolor, enameling).

The OATKA School of Glass provides workshops and fully equipped studios and work stations for almost every kind of glass exploration: Kiln Casting, Pate de Verre, Lamp Working, Fusing, Glass Mosaics, Glass Imagery, Metal Enameling, Large Vessel Forming (including Glass Vessel Sinks), and custom Architectural Projects.

Where Is Batavia?

Batavia, NY is located directly between Buffalo, NY and Rochester, NY. About 40 mins away from each. For the Canadians thinking of coming across the border for a workshop (or more), OATKA School of Glass is only 2.5 hours from Toronto, Ontario and 2 hours from Hamilton, Ontario.

Nearby Attractions:

If you have never visited any of these locations then consider adding a few extra days to your stay with us here in Western New York. There are many other attractions in the Great Lakes Area of Western New York as well.