There have been many changes over the past coupleof years since moving to St. Petersburg, and I have been concentrating on custom orders, shows, and settling into a new workspace. I hope to continue offering workshops and classes in the future, but  please feel free to reach out to me in the interim. 

Future students who are interested in exploring flamework sculpture can contact me by filling out the Interest Form on this page. Please indicate your interest level and I will get back with you as soon as possible. Please connect with me on LinkedIn and Facebook. 

Apprenticeship Info

 The skills and techniques taught during a 3- 6 month workshop will be skills that will teach you many valuable life lessons. Once learned, with practice, you will be able to develop your creativity, thought process, organizational skills, and hand/eye coordination.  Learning is a long, slow process, and it takes many years to master,  but it can also bring much satisfaction and joy to your life. Being able to make a living with your hands while pursuing other interests makes this a worthy investment in yourself! Whether looking to find a hobby or pursuing a lifelong passion,  you will certainly benefit from and enjoy the lessons learned and it's mesmerizing effect!


Applications and cost of apprenticeship are available upon request.  An interview process is required and careful considerations are made in accepting new applicants.

​​Flamework Sculpture Classes and Workshop Info:

I offer lessons on an individual basis from beginning to advanced sculpture. You will leave with your own sculpture!


Beginning Flamework Sculpture classes:

  1. Working with a premix National torch to build basic skills.
  2. Basic beginning techniques
  3. Safety procedures/equipment needed to build your own workspace
  4. Hand positions
  5. Working with small sized (diameter) clear and rods
  6. Fusing/heat application
  7. Applying frit 
  8. Making mini and small sculpture
  9. ​Some early color applications


Advanced Flamework Sculpture classes:

  1. More advanced techniques in fusing and hand positions/angles
  2. Building larger/more complex sculptures
  3. Color rod/frit knowledge and applications of color layering  
  4. Building endurance behind flame
  5. Working on GTT Phantom torch and national torch together
  6. ​Creating  more detailed sculptures/jewelry   


Please fill out the Interest form if you want to learn more about three hour, 1/2 day, or full day workshop,.  There are certain times of the year in which classes are offered. Please contact me for additional information regarding schedule.


  1.  3 hour workshop -  $125.00/person
  2.  1/2 day workshop - (5 hrs.) $200.00/person 
  3.  Full day workshop - 10 AM - 6 PM  $300.00/person

 If you are interested in sessions over the course of a week or more, please contact me regarding discounted pricing.

Please fill out the form below to help specify your interest level in the Cech "School of Glass." 

INTEREST FORM​ :

​Large Natural Nautilus centerpiece, 2016 

"Dicro" Glass Pendants, All varieties          3 for $99.00

​Click here to order online: shop.melaniecechglass.com

Red Amber Purple starfish with pink glass seafan on coral 

VISION. CREATIVITY. STRENGTH.

Baywalk art show in St. Pete, FL          2009

CECH "SCHOOL OF GLASS"