Gain an insight into glass making tools and equipment
Learn how to shape and colour glass
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.