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.
Need to Know
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.