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Glass blowing courses and studio hire
If you have always fancied having a go at glass blowing Sharp Glass offers a range of opportunities to have a experience this ancient craft, from blowing a bauble or molding a paperweight to a full day's tuition or a longer course. More experienced glass blowers may wish to hire the studio by the day either with staff or for private use.
We are very happy to accommodate visits from schools and are able to demonstrate glassblowing to groups and also explain a potted history of the process and science behind the craft. We can also offer an insight into the design process which may be helpful to students. Older students may be able to have a taster of glass by blowing their own breath into a bauble they can co-design and then keep at a small cost per student. If you are a teacher or youth leader please do get in touch.
A day of glass blowing
Spend a day in the studio learning the traditional techniques of glassblowing.
After an introduction to the equipment, you will get straight to work in pairs taking it in turns to both blow and assist. With a tutor to each pair of students there will be plenty of one on one tuition.
You are free to be as creative as you like, working at your own pace and everyone leaves having made a variety of glass items (5-8 pieces each) from solid paperweights to blown vessels and baubles, even attempting your own special wineglass.
Work can be collected the following day due to the overnight cooling process.
Cost: £200 per person
For dates and to book contact Nicky Mullen at DCRS on 01747 811099.
Suitable for ages 16+ no prior experience necessary.
bauble or paper weight half days
A 3 hour morning or afternoon session creating your own special paperweight or bauble using traditional techniques and a wide range of colours. Your unique creations will be ready to collect the next day. Groups of up to 6.
Cost: £270 per session
(example: £45 pp with max 6 People
£67.50 pp with 4 people)
To book please contact us via this website.
A breath can be put in a bauble from the age of about 5, paper weights can be made from the age of 16.
private tuition or studio hire
The studio is available to hire for private use or with tuition from Emsie, on a one on one basis. Please contact through the website to discuss your requirements and days and costs can be tailored to suit.
Suitable for those wanting to develop skills over a longer period or experienced glass blowers.