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....
Glass blowing for beginners with Jon Lewis - This would make an amazing Christmas gift!
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 to you.
The environment of glass making, the heat, the furnaces...
Come and experience the amazing and mesmerizing art of shaping and forming molten glass in the country's foremost glass school! 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...
The course runs from 10-5. Please arrive about 10 minutes beforehand, please bring your own lunch, we have a microwave to reheat if you wish.
The day will begin with some simple shaping and colour techniques to form various solid shapes that will be joined to our branch later. These will include leaves and droplets and small simple birds.
We will then move on to good and strong joins to form our branch, which we...
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Want to have a go at glass blowing? This course is a great introduction. In a group of around 10 people, you will be shown how to correctly and safely handle hot glass and shown the techniques for creating your own Christmas bauble.
With expert tuition from glass artist Charlotte Hughes Martin, you will have made your very own hand blown Christmas Bauble. A great course...
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 such...
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...
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...
In this class you will receive tuition from Siddy Langley, recognised as one of the UK's leading glass artists. Classes are restricted to very small numbers (often only two people) which ensures the undivided attention of the class tutor.
We start with making a paperweight and go on to do 2 blown pieces each plus 2 kiln castings.
It is a perfect “taster” day to explore this fascinating material.
If you have a group of...