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. Paperweight experiences will run between 9.00 to 12.30 Monday – Saturday, 10.00 – 12.30 on Sunday and last about 30 minutes per person.
Suitable for 13+ years. Participants will be invited to select & prepare coloured glass for your bauble, to apply the coloued glass to crystal at 1100C and to blow a decorative bauble. A skilled glass maker will guide you through every step of the process and then apply a glass hook to your bauble so it may be hung in a tree or window.
Suitable for 8+ years. Children must be accompanied by parents & will be offered the opportunity to select and prepare the coloured glasses they would like to use. They will be able to blow the glass but will not be able to melt the glass itself.
Paperweight experience cost – £45 per person,
Paperweights will be cooled & ready for collection 3 days after the event. Alternatively we can arrange postage.