Glass Making Taster - Aylesbury

(based on 3 reviews)

Learn to create glass objects with this glass making taster session.

  • Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 155

Glass Making Taster - Aylesbury

Learn to create glass objects with this glass making taster session.

This great introduction to glass making is the perfect way to gain an insight into this ancient art and learn some of the skills and techniques that have been used for hundreds of years. The taster will begin with the basics of safety including the basic skills to shape hot glass from the furnace. With a maximum of four students per instructor, you will get plenty of hands on time learning how to use the state of the art tools and machinery to create a bespoke glass pieces to take away such as a paper weight. No experience needed just curiosity and enthusiasm!Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre the taster experience will begin with a welcome and safety talk before getting introduced to some of the tools and how to use them. You will quickly move on to collecting molten glass from the furnace and working under the watchful eye of the master glass maker. You will then learn how to shape and add colour. With help for the instructor, you will be able to utilise the skills you learnt to create your own piece. The session will end with a glass blowing demonstration from the instructor.
Please note: Your piece will be sent to you after the experience as it will need to be fired in the kiln for hardening at a cost of £20.

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This experience is available one to two weekends a month from January - May and September - December.
Dates are genrally released one month in advance.


Minimum Age: 18
Basic level of fitness (on your feet most of the day).
Some disabilities – Please call to find out more.


Experience Duration: 03:00

Time Spent at Venue: 03:15

The Glass Making Taster run two sessions.

10am till 1pm and 2pm till 5pm

Please note that classes may overrun by up to 30 minutes.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Glass Making Taster - Aylesbury is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 8

Spectators Allowed on Site: No

Group sizes consist of a maximum of 8 people, with a minimum of 6 people needed to be able to ensure the date goes ahead.

Due to the nature of the experience, spectators are not available to attend.

Where is it Located
What to wear

Comfortable clothing (will get hot and dirty). Avoid flammable materials and wear full length Trousers (no skirts).
Participants may wish to bring other clothing to change into at the end of the day.


This experience is not effected by the weather.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5

Glass Paperweight Making

I found the whole experience extremely exciting. Every stage was well organised and explained with safety first. To handle such materials as molten glass and keep it under control required concentration and attention to the instructor. I managed to make a good paperweight which arrived in the post about a week later and is a lovely reminder of my day. I am keen to take the next step, glass blowing.

- Hitchin
Verified Experience Days Participant
Glass making

Thoroughly enjoyed the morning - the girl showing me what to do was very clear on instuctions & very helpful (and patient!!)

Verified Experience Days Participant

I really enjoyed the day, my paperweights were sent promptly after cooling and finishing.

Verified Experience Days Participant
£ 155