Get experimental and creative with glassblowing! Create your own glass art using historical glassmaking tools and techniques.Detailed description:
Start this class as a beginner and leave a glass making addict. In this full-day workshop, you will learn each step of the glass blowing process from experienced and encouraging glassmaking experts in their inspiring studio!
With all of the materials, supplies and equipment needed to make your own glass provided in this workshop, learning to blow glass couldn’t be easier.
Although you’re building your technical skills, there’s still room in this workshop for creativity- after all, you're learning from top glass blowing artists! With all the colours you could dream of, get experimental and let your imagination take the reins to style your glass. At the beginning of this workshop, you will learn how to prepare different colour and texture techniques to apply to your glass pieces.
Choose three of the following glassware, art and ornaments to make during the workshop:
- Drinking glass
- Christmas bauble
Master how to safely and confidently heat molten glass in a 1100-degree furnace which you will then gather and remove from the furnace using historical hand-forged tools. Make sure you’re full of hot air for the next step! Once you have perfected removing your glass from the furnace, it’s time to learn how to sculpt and blow your own glass.
After a hard and hot graft, it’s time to chill out! Cooling your glass is equally as fascinating and important as heating your glass, at the end of the workshop you will learn how to safely and properly cool your glass like a professional.
Many students learn best through a combination of demonstrations as well as a hands-on interactive teaching approach. This workshop is no exception! You will watch a demonstration and then safely learn more about each step in the glass-blowing process by having a go yourself.
Not only will you get to take your three perfect and personalised glass pieces home at the end of the workshop, but you will also be leaving with a full understanding of the glass making process and techniques as well as a burning hunger to create more gorgeous glass.
Hi! Our names are Beth and Katie, and we are experienced glassblowers with a passion for glass art and educating others in this amazing craft! Together we have a combined experience of 25 years and have our own bespoke glassmaking businesses.
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