Two day Glassblowing lesson for beginners
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About the Course
The two day lesson consists of two six-hour sessions and aims to provide an intensive introduction to this most exciting and challenging of craft disciplines.
Throughout the lesson, you will learn to gather molten glass from the furnace at a temperature exceeding 1100 degrees and manipulate it with a range of traditional glassmaking tools. You will be taught to apply colour and pattern to the clear glass so that by the end of the lesson, you will have produced a number of items from vessels to paper weights of your own design to take home and treasure.
On the second day you will be given further opportunity to be creative and design and make your own pieces using the key skills learnt on the first day.
This glassblowing lesson is aimed at complete beginners, so no previous experience is necessary.
Small class sizes - maximum of two students per instructor - so you will get plenty of one-on one instruction.
Please wear sensible, comfortable clothes, preferably layers, so you can remove the outer layer if you get hot; and flat, sturdy shoes. Long hair should be tied back.
Complimentary hot and cold drinks will be provided but feel free to bring along drinks, snacks and a packed lunch. Lunch is available at the Lodge nearby.
Students for glassblowing courses must be over 18 years of age.
Please note that glass vessels and other pieces made during the lesson need to cool slowly in the kiln, so these can be picked up two days later, or alternatively these can be posted for a charge.
We are based in Clavering, Essex - only one hour from London
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?
All safety equipment and materials are provided.
Complimentary hot and cold drinks will be provided but feel free to bring along drinks, snacks and a packed lunch. Hot lunches are available at the Lodge nearby.
Accommodation is not included but a lovely bed and breakfast is close by.
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
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