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Glass blowing courses, classes and workshops are taught all across the UK. Glass blowing is a technique that involves using a blow pipe to inflate molten glass into a bubble and then shaping that glass bubble. Glass blowing courses and workshops take place up and down the UK and most glass blowers and tutors will cover a range of topics such as: handling molten glass; sculpting the glass and using specific tools; working with glass colours; blowing a glass vessel.

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Next course on 28th April 2017
This workshop offers a wonderful introduction to the art of kiln formed glass, using solely Bullseye transparent, opal and iridescent glass. You will gain an understanding of the materials, techniques and processes involved while producing your own masterpiece! Using sheet glass, frits, stringers and wire, you will be shown how to cut glass, add inclusions and create voids & bubbles. These one day courses run twice a month on Friday and Saturdays, if there are...
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An introduction into the world of glassblowing for beginners, the course introduces you to this amazing substance. Classes comprise of no more than three students at any a time as this allows you to develop your glassblowing skills at a non hurried pace. Students begin the day with the following: Health and safety talk and safe practice within the hot glass studio. Learn how to use different glassblowing tools. Gather molten glass from the furnace....
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Our half-day course is an exciting and intensive experience aimed at introducing beginners to the wonders of hot glass. Glass artist Adam Aaronson offers instruction to small groups of people – so you can be sure of individual attention and impressive results. During the course you will be introduced to techniques such as: • Gathering molten glass from a furnace, • Shaping and working the glass using a variety of tools, • Working with glass...
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Will has been teaching glass blowing for many years. You may have seen him on Kirstie's Homemade Home and Kirstie's Homemade Christmas teaching Kirstie Allsopp, or in the national newspapers. Our Taster Class - The class will give you an opportunity to try your hand at blowing a small clear glass vessel and dish, and experience the unique problems that working with molten glass pose. It will include basic glassmaking techniques such as marvering and...
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Creating sculptural glass The aim of this exciting one day course is for your to learn the basic techniques of working with hot glass. No experience will be necessary for the student to have this rare insight and opportunity to work with this magical medium. Morning: Gather glass from the furnace Sculpting, shaping and manipulating molten glass using specialist tools Working at the glass blower's bench Colour application and creating abstract forms Afternoon: Blowing and...
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GET ALL HOT AND BOTHERED ! Experience the magic of hot glass with a glass making course at our studio in Hay on Wye. The courses are aimed at complete beginners and although we cannot guarantee to turn you into a master glassblower, you will get hands on experience and a great insight into this most fascinating of crafts. With a class size of only three students you will have plenty of opportunity to get...
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One day glass blowing workshop in the South-West. Learn to blow your own glass. Spend the day in a fully working glass studio learning basic glassblowing techniques. Prior to your day, the glass will have been in the furnace for 24hrs so it is ready for you to use as soon as you come into the studio. This is a highly practical course, after an introduction to the equipment, studio and a health and safety...
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A great introduction to glassblowing, suitable for beginners to try their hand at this molten art form. Students will be given the opportunity to gather, form, design and make (with a bit of help), their own glass sphere to hang, a paperweight and a vase. This is an ideal opportunity to try something you have always wanted to do, or perhaps never thought of before. A guaranteed unique and exciting day, you will leave with...
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During this hands-on glass blowing course you will learn all the basic skills of glassmaking in order to make your own paperweight with a professional glassblower and learn the magical way glass is blown and sculpted. Our course is great if you are a complete beginner as no previous experience is necessary, we will start you off from scratch and by the end of the session you will have learnt all the basic techniques in...