In-person course
in Stourbridge

Glassblowing Full Day Masterclass

X

Description

Start this class as a beginner and leave a glass making addict. In this full day workshop, you will learn each step of the glass blowing process from experienced and encouraging glassmaking experts in their inspiring studio! With all of the materials, supplies and equipment needed to make your own glass provided in this workshop, learning to blow glass couldn’t be easier. You will be part of a small group of 4-6 people with up to two tutors. Although you’re building your technical skills, there’s still room in this workshop for creativity- after all you're learning from top glass blowing artists! With all the colours you could dream of, get experimental and let your imagination take the reins to style your glass. In the beginning of this workshop, you will learn how to prepare different colour and texture techniques to apply onto your glass pieces. Choose three of the following glassware, art and ornaments to make during the workshop: - Drinking glass - Bowl - Vase - Christmas bauble - Paperweight Master how to safely and confidently heat molten glass in a 1100 degree furnace which you will then gather and remove from the furnace using historical hand forged tools. Make sure you’re full of hot air for the next step! Once you have perfected removing your glass from the furnace, it’s time to learn how to sculpt and blow your own glass. After a hard and hot graft it’s time to chill out! Cooling your glass is equally as fascinating and important as heating your glass, at the end of the workshop you will learn how to safely and properly cool your glass like a professional. Many students learn best through a combination of demonstrations as well as a hands-on interactive teaching approach. This workshop is no exception! You will watch a demonstration then safely learn more about each step in the glass blowing process through having a go yourself. Not only will you get to take your three perfect and personalised glass pieces home at the end of the workshop, you will also be leaving with a full understanding of the glass making process and techniques as well as a burning hunger to create more gorgeous glass.

What's included in the price?

Although lunch in our full day course is included in the workshop, you’re welcome to bring along any food and drink with you or visit the on site cafe. It’s important to stay hydrated so make sure you bring along a bottle of water.

Duration

6 hours (10:30am to 4:30am)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

Maker

Avatar

BlowFish Glass

with Craft Courses since 2020

Message the tutor

With its goal to be an ambassador for artists and their work, Blowfish Glass elevates a time honoured craft into the aesthetically sublime. Female glass artist, Bethany Wood leads their online gallery – a treat for the senses, it hosts a diverse array of startlingly singular work that conveys an acute understanding of contemporary glassblowing.

Venue

Red House Glass Cone High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4AZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Romantic
  • Mother's Day
  • Christmas
  • Pet lovers
  • Easter
  • Parking provided
  • UK Holiday
Message the tutor