Creative vibe glassblowing - private sessions (afternoons)



An introduction into the world of glassblowing for beginners, the course introduces you to this amazing substance.

This 3.5 hour intensive glassblowing experience is currently one to one, unless students are coming from the same household in which case we can take a maximum of 3 (in bookings for 3/4 people, the day times will change to 10am to 4:30pm).

This ensures you will develop your glassblowing skills at a non hurried pace and with plenty of expert help from our experienced glassblower.

We 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.
Learn how to apply different types of coloured glass to the individual pieces of glass work produced by you.
Work with your tutor to produce a final creation using all the skills you have gained through the day.

Because of the cooling process work can only be picked up the day after or sent by post.

Please be aware that the cost is per person, per session.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All glassblowing tools are provided, plus glass colours.

Due to Covid, no hot drinks or food can be provided by the studio, but we will give you each small water bottles.

Protective gear will be worn by the glassblower and accessible for the attendees, as well as hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes.

Our studio is set in the countryside, allowing privacy and safety to all our customers. There are no by-passer spectators and no contact with the general public.


Ricky Keech at Creative Vibe Glassblowing

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Ampthill Workshop
Rectory Lane
Ampthill, Bedford
MK45 2EL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


3 hours (2:00pm to 5:30pm)

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Tom - - #39128

What a fun afternoon! Ricky is a great teacher and explained all very clearly. After a quick demo we got straight on to practical glass handling and the time flew by. There were a pair of us and we each made 4 items of increasing complexity. Very interesting and learned a lot. Can’t recommend enough!

Dave - - #38145

Ricky is a throughly nice guy, had a very enjoyable time, especially appreciated how the course is varied giving you the opportunity to make four different objects.

Jonny C - - #37719

Ricky was fantastic! Really enjoyable afternoon. He was very patient whilst teaching you how to make glass ornaments. Very hands on learning where you get to make several pieces of work. Great value for money and also lovely setting!

Zhi - - #37576

Ricky is an excellent teacher - very professional and explains things clearly. He is very patient, and we had a blast creating four pieces each during our session! My partner had an out of the box idea for one of his creations, and Ricky was very supportive and offered suggestions on how to execute it, with lots of help along the way! Highly recommend.

Cheryl Dennis - - #33262

In addition to my previous review, I have now received my glass items. Due to a mix-up, on my part, I didn't pick them up on the day arranged. Ricky very kindly posted them to me and they arrived the next day. I have to reiterate that Ricky is a thoroughly nice man.

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