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Full Day Glass Blowing Workshop
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Working with state-of-the-art equipment and professional glassmakers, this Full Day Glass blowing Workshop for one has all you need for an exciting and unusual experience you’ll never forget. You’ll be working with hot molten glass straight from the furnace so you’ll need extreme attention to detail and a steady pair of hands as well as creativity to master this skill.
Get creative and experience the ancient art of glass blowing. Following your expert tutor through an intimate, full-day session, you’ll learn the basics of working with hot glass and familiarize yourself with the unique tools of the trade. Learn how to gather hot glass from the furnace, shape it, and apply colour to craft your own solid ornamental piece. Then, things get technical and you’ll finish by making an amazing blown piece, such as a vase.
- Fascinating opportunity to learn glass blowing in a working studio
- Learn brand new skills and use the bespoke equipment
- Hands-on experience - make glass objects of your very own
- Create a solid ornamental piece and a blown piece
- Intimate classes of maximum six people, led by two experienced glassmakers
- Opportunity to have your work ground, prepped and posted for a small fee
- Personalised voucher and message card
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, while government restrictions apply in relation to Covid-19 we are offering free extensions on all experiences so you can take your experience when the time is right.
What happens on the day?
On arrival at the studio, you’ll meet your expert instructors and fellow participants ready to get going. Over the course of your seven-hour session, you’ll start with the basics of working with hot glass, and try the tools required to master it. First up, you’ll set about shaping and colouring a solid ornamental piece, like a paperweight.
With your new skills at the ready, you’ll put them to work creating a trickier blown piece, like a vase. There are regular breaks throughout to refocus, and plenty of tea and coffee along the way.
Please note: Any glass items made by you will have to be annealed overnight, so they cannot be taken away at the end of the day. Your glass can be forwarded at a cost of £20 payable on the day, if for any reason the glass does not survive annealing, the £20 cost of grinding, packing and shipping will be refunded back to you. Unfortunately Glass work cannot be kept for collection.
- Minimum age: 18
- You must have a good level of fitness in order to participate in this experience as you will be on your feet for most of the day
- Classes are for up to 6 people and will be led by two experienced glassmakers
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
This experience is available on Saturdays or Sundays (on one or two weekends a month) from September to May from 10.00 to 17.00.
We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow up to 7 hours for this experience.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
Please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the experience.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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Buckinghamshire - Westcott
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