Learn to create glass objects with this glass blowing taster session.
- Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
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.
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.
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 at Venue: 03:15
The Glass Making Taster run two sessions.
10am till 1pm and 2pm till 5pm
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.
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.
Thoroughly enjoyed the morning - the girl showing me what to do was very clear on instuctions & very helpful (and patient!!)
I really enjoyed the day, my paperweights were sent promptly after cooling and finishing.
To take the Glass Making Taster - Aylesbury, you must be aged 18 or over. You will need some basic level of fitness as you will be on your feet most of the day too.
The Glass Making Taster experience is located in Westcott, Ayslesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18.
The glass blowing experience is held in Aylesbury on Ashendon Road. The specific location can be viewed on the map option on the web page.