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Gaffer's Guild is Iowa State University's glass blowing club. Members of the club create beautiful works of art. At Innovate 1858, we are proud to carry their paperweights, vases, swans, and infinity sculptures.


10:00am - 5:00pm

Monday - Friday

Student Innovation Center
606 Bissell Road
Ames, Iowa 50014

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Gaffer's Guild is a club at Iowa State University committed to the art and science of glass blowing. The club is unique as it is open to students and local community members. Gaffer's Guild is located next to Innovate 1858 on the first floor of the Student Innovation Center. At Gaffer's Guild, you will see them create various products, from vases to paperweights.


To make these products, they use various tools such as blow pipes, irons, shears, and more to manipulate the molten glass and design their one-of-a-kind artwork. 

The Gaffer's Guild products are sold exclusively at Innovate 1858. Organize your desk with paperweights, pucks, and vases reminiscent of your college days while supporting your fellow Cyclones! Gaffer's Guild is a student-made blown glass.

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