Glass Making Experience
Join glass maker Derek Bransfield in his studio for a day to learn glass making with other like-minded enthusiasts. This hands-on experience offers a rare opportunity to work with molten glass from the furnace. After an introductory talk on the important aspects of safety, get acquainted with the equipment and learn about the techniques you will need. Next, roll up those sleeves and apply key glass making techniques to a piece of glass by making a paperweight, work with hot glass, gather it from the furnace to shape it and apply colour. This experience also includes an introduction to glass blowing techniques. If you wish to keep your piece, it can be annealed overnight, cut and posted for a fee of £20.
- Learn glass making in Buckinghamshire
- Get hands-on with molten glass
- Gain an insight into glass making tools and equipment
- Learn how to shape and colour glass
- Availability Description
Workshops run most weekends, excluding June, July and August.
- Participant Guidelines
All participants over the age of 18 are welcome.
Expect the experience to last around three hours in total. Morning classes run from 10am - 1pm and afternoon classes run from 2pm - 5pm.
- Numbers on the Day
Share the workshop with up to seven other participants, and two qualified instructors.
- Dress Code
Health and safety dictates participants don't wear jewellery and long hair is tied back. Wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting dirty and bring a change of clothes if you wish.