Summon your crafting inspirations and head over to Terrafuse Aruba. Sign up for a workshop to make your own project, schedule a demonstration of glassblowing or take a tour of the facility in Noord. Schedule a three hour make-and-take workshop to create your own glass beads using a torch and Moretti Italian glass. Try your hand at making a small glass sculpture in the Kiln Casting class. Use a premade mold or make your own mold using clay or items from nature such as a shell. Glass is then melted into your individual mold in a kiln. Let your talent shine in a ceramics workshop. Learn about the tools and techniques of making a handmade ceramic piece while enjoying a bit of history about ceramics in Aruba. If the glass blowing demonstration is of more interest to you, make a reservation for a demonstration. An example of the artist’s talent in glass blowing is on display at the Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba. One hundred raindrop shaped blue and green glass pieces hang as a representation of water.
The talent and imagination at Terrafuse Aruba are headed by owner artists Marian and Ciro Abath. They both trained and worked in Turkey, the Netherlands and New York. Ciro Abath’s pieces can be seen around Aruba at the Central Bank of Aruba, Aruba Investment Bank, Arubabank Hato, Queen Beatrix International Airport and at Plaza Padu. The Department of Culture of Aruba awarded the Seyo, an Aruban trademark, to Marian and Ciro Abath for their authentic products. The Abaths are dedicated to promoting art in Aruba.
Terrafuse Aruba is a stop on the “Made in Aruba” sightseeing tour. To tour on your own or to make a reservation for a workshop, contact terrafusearuba.com/reservations. Terrafuse Aruba is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm.