Glass Blowing for beginners with Jon Lewis

Duration: 6 hours 10am to 4pm

Price: £160

Run by: Jon Lewis
at Jon Lewis

07940 168898

Parndon Mill
Parndon Mill Lane
CM20 2HP

Contact course provider

About the Course

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. On the first taster lesson students will be taught how to make glass marbles, small paperweights, glass baubles and vessels, all of which can be taken home when finished.

Numbers of students: 3 per session.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials included.

Each single session is 6 hours long with a lunch included (pizza cooked in the kiln)

Want to review this course?

Me and my friend had the pleasure of experiencing this course yesterday. Jon is a very good and patient teacher providing a very comfortable setting and atmosphere. So good that we ended up talking quite a bit but he went above and beyond to make up the time, we even got to do more than what was advertised. We are now considering doing the sand casting course and even going back for another session.

- - #13219

Was given this day course by my wife as a birthday present and was the best present I have ever received. Jon is an outstanding teacher; calm, immensely patient and his passion for glass, working glass and its enchanted properties is infectious. Jon makes you feel safe in the workshop and makes the process of working with glass come to life. Jon, his immense skill and his craft borders on the fantastical and all day it felt to me as if I had stepped into the pages of a storybook. I left not only with my confidence renewed, but also with the wonderful pieces of glass I worked with. Thank you so much, Jon.

- - #13016

I would recommend this course for anyone who wants to try something different or for anyone looking for a great present for someone else. Only 3 on the course so lots of time for each of us to have a go and we learnt from watching each other. Jon is extremely patient and keeps the atmosphere down to earth and relaxed even though the glass blowing itself is an intense and totally absorbing experience. The finished objects are beautiful and unique.

- - #12656

This was a really fantastic course!

Jon is a really excellent teacher, inspiring and encouraging us to experience every part of the art of glassblowing, from the initial gather to intricately shaping and decorating our glass. With his help we were able to make some lovely marbles, a paperweight, baubles and a vessel. He even stepped in lightning-speed and saved my vessel when I was about to lose it to the floor! Jon really makes you consider and appreciate the process, and made sure we put a lot of thought and time into every piece we made. Resultantly, everything we made felt incredibly personal, and has given us a great insight into the medium of glass and inspiration to find out and try more!

Overall - a really helpful, patient and down to earth teacher with loads of experience to share and guide you through this great course. Couldn't recommend more :)

- - #12493

Just come back from a days glass blowing with Jon, and I had a fabulous day. Jon is patient, supportive and inspirating. He gave us the guidance needed to take complete beginners through the basics to enable us to make baubles and drinking glasses.

I enjoyed it that much, I didn’t want to leave. He has inspired me to explore about glass blowing. Thank you.

- - #12322

My husband and I booked a short glass blowing course for the purpose of making our own Christmas baubles.

Jon is an excellent teacher, he talked us through the procedure and explained the reasoning behind the process before we started. Jon was also happy for us to take photos during the class. Neither of us had blown glass before or had any experience in arts/crafts and Jon was very patient with us providing assistance when we needed it.

With Jon's assistance and guidance we made 2 baubles each with a variety of colours. It was amazing to see glass in liquid form and to learn how to add colours and shape it.

We shall certainly want to return, we had a great time and would definitely recommend the class.

- - #12071

An excellent day of glass blowing with Jon.
We got an insight into the profession through looking at some of Jon's work and making marbles, baubles and a vase each.
The course was very thorough and fun, with a supportive teacher to guide us through.
Everyone at the Mill was friendly and welcoming and I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested, especially as the course is suitable for all skill levels!

- - #10615

Amazing experience for my two boys in their twenties and me their mum. Jon was inspiring, calm and encouraging and we got to make marbles, baubles and a glass each.

A very hands on few hours but with Jon's gentle support guiding us each step of the way. We loved it.

The peaceful location next to the river was a bonus as we walked along and saw pigs next to the swans.

We all want to come but this time with my daughter too.

- - #10236

Review this course


Course Start Dates

Wednesday 11th April 2018
Thursday 12th April 2018
Friday 13th April 2018
Saturday 14th April 2018

Browse all UK Glass blowing courses, and Glass art courses

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Teen friendly

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.