26th / 23rd / 24th / 30th November
1st / 7th / 8th / 14th / 15th / 21st / 22nd December
£62 per person. 10 people per class, age 14+
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ
Want to have a go at glass blowing? This courses is a great introduction to the art. In a small group of people, you will be shown how to correctly and safely handle hot glass and the techniques for creating your own Christmas bauble to be proud of year after year or to give as a gift.
With expert tuition from glass artist Charlotte Hughes Martin, you will make your very own hand blown Christmas Bauble. Maybe get some friends and family to join you and make a nice day of it. The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting inside the wonderful Red House Glass Cone. You could have lunch sitting by the canal or try our on site cafe. Take a walk around the beautiful historic building and visit the numerous other craft studios on site.
All materials and tools will be provided. No previous knowledge required. Please ensure you wear fully closed shoes and practical clothing.
WE should hire you to write our descriptions! Wow thanks so much for the great feedback we're glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you again! - December 22, 2018
Absolutely brilliant! To celebrate our 50th birthday there were three of us who joined another 5 people for this experience. The write up does not do it justice. We learnt every stage of the process and then used the kiln, shaped the glass, heated and coloured the glass, heated and blew the glass, heated then finished the bauble. It was a baptism of fire and I cannot wait to go back and do another one. This isn't some tiny bauble for the tree but a large, impressive bauble that is a real work of art. I was expecting to make a misshapen blob, but instead I have an amazing bauble that I am hanging with pride. The tuition was fantastic, working in the ancient dome itself was awe inspiring and the group was small enough to be friendly and large enough to learn from each other as we watched. You could do this course with friends or by yourself as you wouldn't feel left out because of the way it is organised. Brilliant value for money but more than that, an amazing, unforgettable experience. - December 22, 2018
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