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Introduction to Glassmaking for TwoCode: PGLASN 12 month validity Buckinghamshire - Westcott 2 people
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Introduction to Glassmaking for Two
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Working with state-of-the-art equipment and professional glassmakers, this Glassmaking Experience for Two 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 hands as well as creativity to master this skill.
You’ll learn what the equipment in the studio is used for and how to work safely in a challenging environment. You’ll each have the chance to create your own piece of glass work to keep. Your work will need to be left overnight in order to anneal, so it will need to be delivered to you at a later date. This is very much a hands-on experience and you will be joined by other students to work as a team with your tutor. One thing’s for sure, neither of you will ever look at a glass vase in the same way again.
- Hands-on experience for two working with molten glass
- Work with state-of-the-art equipment
- Expert tuition from professional glassmakers
- Demonstration and introduction to glass blowing
- 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 centre, you’ll both be greeted by your tutor and introduced to the other participants in your small group. Your tutor will guide you and up to three others through the basics of working with hot glass and you will become familiar with the tools and equipment needed to master this skills. You will move quickly onto gathering glass from the furnace, shaping it and applying colour.
These new skills will enable you to each make an ornamental piece, such as a paperweight, and towards the end of your day, there will be a demonstration and introduction to glass blowing.
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 per person 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 8 people and will be led by two experienced glassmaker
- 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 13.00 and 14.00 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 3 hours 30 minutes 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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