Bud Vase Experience (Two People)


In this unique 1 hour experience for two people, you will each learn to make a blown glass bud vase. Your instructor will ‘gather’ molten glass from the furnace on a blowing iron, add your chosen colour; you will then shape the glass into the correct form before your instructor blows the initial bubble to get the vase started.

You will learn how to inflate and shape the glass using traditional wood, newspaper and metal tools. The bubble will then be transferred to a separate punty iron before being opened up to create your finished vessel.

An unforgettable shared experience! This is an excellent gift idea.

The experience costs £110 for two people.

Age: 16+ years.

This experience is available Saturday-Monday. If you would like to book on this experience please call +44(0)1229 584400 or email shop@cumbriacrystal.com to check availability.

To purchase a Gift Voucher for the Bud Vase Experience (valid for one year) click here

Reviews from Trip Advisor:

“This was our third visit to Cumbria Crystal – the previous times we just went in to see the glass blowers at work. This visit was for my husband to do a half day glass blowing course. What a great time, absolutely fascinating to watch and Clare (tutor) was lovely, nice and chatty and really knows her stuff. Husband made a bauble, bud vase and a paperweight which will be sent by courier as we were coming home the next day and the items needed to be cooled overnight and finished off/polished before being sent. Great place to visit on a cold day as it is absolutely roasting in there. Loads of lovely items available for sale in the shop. Would recommend any of the ‘experiences’ as it’s something you’d rarely, if ever, get the chance to do anywhere else.”