Safety & Preparation
What to Wear
Wear natural fibers. Long sleeves and blue jeans are recommended to protect your skin from the heat. Do not wear bulky, loose or heavy clothing.
Wear closed-toe shoes. Do not wear open-toed shoes or heels, or sandals. You will be standing most of the time so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Protect your eyes. You will receive one pair of safety glasses as part of the introductory course and you will be required to wear them at all times on the Bubble Factory premises. UV rated protective glasses will be provided during all courses where they are required.
Tie back long hair. Long hair is defined as any that hangs forward or covers eyes. (Bring a hair elastic, headband, bandana, etc.)
Do not wear heavy metal jewelry that hangs away from your body as it conducts heat, especially watches or bracelets on your wrists.
Do not wear lipstick, lip gloss or chapstick. Some projects require blowing through the pipe and lip cosmetics add to contamination.
What to Bring
Bring your own refillable water bottle. Be sure to stay hydrated — Drink lots of water prior to your participation.
Snacks are highly recommended. Bring your own lunch/dinner for long classes and shop rental times.
Other useful items: flannel (to protect from heat), bandana.
Alcohol is prohibited if you are enrolled in a class or are using any of the equipment. Drugs are strictly prohibited on the Bubble Factory premises and all studios are smoke-free. Smoking tobacco is reserved for the designated smoking area.
You may take pictures with permission of the instructor.
Please review and sign our “Photo/Video Release” form (Please notify us if we cannot use your image for marketing & web site purposes).
Do not blow in our pipes if you are sick or think you may be sick.
EVERYONE must fill out a questionnaire, sign a waiver/release form and take the mandatory orientation before working in the studio. (Students under 18 must fill out the “Waiver & Release Agreement (Minor Child)” instead of the “Waiver & Release Agreement”)
Anyone under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult or a parent or legal guardian must sign and submit the “Waiver & Release Agreement (Minor Child)” granting approval.