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.
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....
Jon Lewis offers glass blowing tuition for beginners. In the fully equipped glass hot-shop the students will learn all about the ancient and magical craft of glass making. all of the glass which the students make can be taken home when cooled overnight. they can be collected or posted.
The environment of glassmaking, the heat, the furnaces and the manipulation of molten hot glass combine to give an intense and exciting experience. You will learn...
The one day lesson lasts for six hours and aims to provide an intensive introduction to this most exciting and challenging of craft disciplines.
Throughout the lesson, you will learn to gather molten glass from the furnace at a temperature exceeding 1100 degrees and manipulate it with a range of traditional glassmaking tools. You will be taught to apply colour and pattern to the clear glass so that by the end of the lesson, you...
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...
Come and experience the amazing and mesmerizing art of shaping and forming molten glass! A great introduction to glassblowing, suitable for beginners to try their hand at this fascinating 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...
Will has been teaching glass blowing for many years. You may have seen him on Inside The factory, Kirstie's Homemade Home and Kirstie's Homemade Christmas teaching Kirstie Allsopp, or in the national newspapers.
Our Taster Class - This taster 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...
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...
- Next course on 23rd September 2018
Want to have a go at glass blowing? This course is a great introduction to the art. In a small group of 6 people, you will be shown how to correctly and safely handle hot glass. You will learn the techniques for creating a bowl to be proud of and use year after year or to give as a gift. Craft a lasting memory in glass via a creative process that has been passed down...
For the ultimate experience, come and enjoy the magic of a hot glass studio. Learn how to manipulate molten glass, and with help from Charlie, turn your ideas into reality.
Over the course of the day, participants will learn how to shape and blow glass, before adding colour and finishing the pieces.
Outside of the set courses, bespoke experiences can be arranged for a convenient time.
Under the expert tuition of Will Shakspeare this day class will give you an opportunity to try your hand at blowing a small clear vessel and dish in the morning and after lunch you will start to explore basic colour techniques, making a coloured blown vessel and a paperweight. You will gain an insight into the highly skilled craft of glass blowing and have an understanding of the years of training that go into producing...