Glass blowing day experience

Learning to gather molten glass


Full day glassblowing class for up to 6 people in a working glass studio. With two tutors, you're assured of individual teaching and support. You will learn the basics of gathering hot glass from the furnace and shaping it with traditional glassmaking tools. Then you go on to blowing glass and applying colour. People usually make two or three pieces, including colourful vases or bowls. This is a really hands-on experience!

The class is suitable for complete beginners and can also build on skills from shorter courses.

The glass studio is easy to reach from London and the Midlands.

Minimum age: 18

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?

We provide lots of water to drink during the class.

All tools, safety equipment and materials are provided.

There is a charge of £20 per person, payable in advance, for grinding, preparing and posting your glass.


Derek Bransfield at Bransfield Glassmakers


Unit 3, Westcott Farm
Ashendon Road
Westcott, Aylesbury
HP18 0NX

Suitable for

  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for beginners


7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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Jean Mosley - - #27445

I did this course yesterday (full-day) as a Christmas present. I admit I was apprehensive when it came to it but that was just plain silly. My husband and I had a fabulous day and some wonderful pieces were made by everyone who attended, including the four absolute beginners. Two great tutors who were knowledgable, patient and ever vigilant of safety and quickly all worries about working with 'very hot', molten glass were allayed. Just a wonderful day which I want to repeat to learn new shapes.

Response from Bransfield Glassmakers:

Thank you very much, Jean! So glad you both enjoyed it, and of course we'll be very happy to see you again if (when!) you come again.

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