Age: 16+ years: £310 for two people. Product Code WS-908-TUM
Duration: 3 hours. 2 participants.
Available as a gift voucher
In this unique half-day experience, you will learn to gather molten glass from the furnace and to shape it into a blown glass tumbler. Learning to blow glass requires the repetition of certain processes and so you will take it in turns to ‘gather’ glass from the furnace on a blowing iron; shape the glass into the correct form before blowing the initial bubble. You will learn how to inflate the glass and how to shape the glass using traditional wood and metal tools. The bubble will then be transferred to a separate punty iron before being opened up to create an open vessel.
Although not guaranteed, we hope to send you away with at least one tumbler from which you can enjoy your favourite tipple.
This experience will definitely challenge! This is an excellent gift idea.
This experience is available Saturday-Wednesday. If you would like to book on this experience please call +44(0)1229 584400 or email email@example.com to check availability.
“I had the pleasure of being given the blow your own tumbler experience as a birthday present from my husband. I have always wanted to try glass blowing and this certainly lived up to what I was expecting and more. My husband joined me for the experience and I was just expecting to blow a tumbler, however I got to blow a bauble and more than one tumbler. Clare our guide and tutor for the morning was lovely. She answered any questions that we had and was very patient with us. She made us feel completely at ease. I would love to be able to have another glass blowing experience and I can’t think of a better place to do it. Our glasses and baubles we dispatched very quickly to us and arrived yesterday. Thank you for a wonderful morning, we will be back ”
“We went down to Cumbria Crystal for the tumbler workshop last weekend. A very warm welcome on arrival and soon done the paperwork and got into the workshop.
Clare was a wonderful tutor. Calm, funny and amazing skills. Glass Ninja!!
We picked up the technique ( with loads of hands on help!!! ) and finished the session with half a dozen beautiful handmade glasses. The three hours went by so quickly and we had such a lot of fun making our tumblers. I’d recommend the workshops at Cumbria Crystal to anyone. Especially fun for a family experience. And you get amazing handmade unique glasses to enjoy for years afterwards! This was our second workshop at Cumbria Crystal as we did the Bauble workshop at Christmas too. Clare is great and working with the glass is addictive. What can we do next?”