Glass Blowing – Baubles

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

This product is booked in 15 minute slots per person, and can only be purchased and time allocated one booking at a time, if booking for a group please add your bookings to your cart one at a time.

Description

Inspired to try glass blowing? Well, now you can..
Glass Blowing Experiences.

A rare, educational & fun opportunity to not only watch artisans at work but to actually experience the alchemy of glass-blowing first hand in one of the last working crystal factories in England.

Experiences may be booked in advance or, if you are feeling lucky may be available on a ‘drop-in’ basis’ on the the day of your visit.

Your instructor will first demonstrate how coloured glass baubles are made and talk through the processes involved. You will be invited to select the colours you would like to use to decorate your bauble. The colour will then be placed on a metal table ready to be applied to the molten glass.

Once prepared your instructor will gather molten glass from the furnace on a ‘blowing iron’. Participants over 13 years of age will take control of the iron & fuse the coloured glass granules to the glass.  Additional help will be given to children under the age of 13 years of age for safety reasons. The granules then need to be melted, so you will apply additional heat in a reheating chamber until the glass is liquid and moving in the flame. Your instructor will then take the iron as you seat yourself at the glass makers bench ready to form the glass into the correct shape ready to be inflated.

Once this is done you will blow your bubble and use metal tools to finish the shape of the bauble. You may have to blow a number of times to get the right size and shape. Once this is done your instructor will apply a glass hook so it may be hung from a tree or in a window.

Bauble experience cost – £25 per adult, £20 per child,

Baubles will be cooled & ready for collection 3 days after the event. Alternatively we can arrange postage.

1 review for Glass Blowing – Baubles

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elisabeth (verified owner)

    An excellent and very enjoyable experience. Clare’s enthusiasm and expertise shone through. It was suitable for the whole family (including our 12 and 10 year old daughters), It was great to gain an insight into how such beautiful glass objects are made and how much knowledge and skill is required. We are planning our return trip to try making a paper weight already!

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