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4-Hour Tailored Glass Workshop for Groups | April Sessions

April 6 - April 25


A Comprehensive 4-Hour Beginner’s Workshop

Craft, Blow and Shape – A Journey in Glass for Families & Friends

Dive even deeper into the art of glassmaking with our 4-hour workshop at House of Marbles, perfect for groups, families and friends, including children aged 12 and above! This extended session allows for a more in-depth exploration of glassmaking techniques, from solid work to creating your first blown glass vessels. Participants will learn about hot glass handling, pattern and colour manipulation, and using tools in a friendly group environment. It’s priced for groups offering a detailed introduction to glass art and fostering creativity and collaboration among participants. This workshop serves as your gateway to both understanding and appreciating the intricate art of glassmaking. It’s designed for you to book repeatedly, allowing for continuous development and deeper exploration into glass art for smaller returning groups.


🔥 Why This Workshop is Tailored

This session combines solid and blown glass work, providing a comprehensive introduction to glass artistry in four hours. Beginning with colour work, you’ll explore incorporating stripes and patterns into your glass. Additionally, you can visit our gallery for inspiration, shaping a workshop experience tailored to you right from the start.

Under our expert guidance, you will shape your pieces, from solid forms to blown objects. The workshop’s flexibility allows you to craft a larger, detailed piece or multiple smaller items. This choice, aligned with number of attendees, skill level and workshop duration, ensures your creations are beautiful and achievable.


👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Group Sizes & Expectations

This particular class is structured to cater to various group sizes with specific opportunities based on the number of attendees. Here are some examples of group sizes and what you can expect:

1-2 people: Benefit from dedicated, one-on-one tuition, making it possible to delve into more complex projects like vessels and vases, guided by your interests and inspirations from our gallery. Consider this session your opportunity to develop at your own pace and focus on the areas of glassmaking that interests you the most.
3-8 people: Ideal for small groups, friends or families, this size ensures everyone gets hands-on experience. It’s a chance to collectively choose the pieces you want to create, with flexibility for special occasions like birthdays where the focus can be customised around the celebrant.
8+ people: Much larger groups can all experience the magic of glassmaking. With around 5-6 people in the hot shop at any time, others can watch from the balcony, rotating in to ensure everyone gets a turn. This setup is great for team-building, community groups or large group gatherings, fostering a sense of teamwork, fun and creativity. Please keep in mind that larger group sizes may result in less one-on-one time with our instructors. We advise considering this carefully when deciding on the number of attendees.

Regardless of the group size, this workshop will be an enriching and memorable experience, blending learning with creativity in a unique environment. When booking, please specify your group size. We’ll discuss expectations or any specific requests you have at the session’s start. For larger groups, like those with around 20 attendees as an example, we aim to reach out beforehand once your booking is confirmed.

After the workshop, your creations will need 2-3 days to properly cool down in the annealer. While home delivery is an option*, we strongly recommend collection in person to guarantee that your item arrives without any damage from transit.


🥽 Safety Attire Quick Guide

Closed-Toe Shoes: Protect your feet with sturdy footwear. Sandals or open-toed shoes are a no-go.
Natural Fibre Clothing: Opt for cotton attire, which is less flammable than synthetics, for your safety and comfort.
Protective Clothing: Protective Clothing: Wear long pants like jeans for leg protection. Avoid flowy attire, especially skirts. A fitted, long-sleeved t-shirt is best for heat protection, but short sleeves are okay too.
Hair Ties: Long hair should be tied back to avoid interference with your face or the flames.
Minimal Jewellery: Remove necklaces, bracelets and rings that could snag or conduct heat.
Safety Glasses: Provided by us, these are essential to shield your eyes from flying glass and bright lights.
Adhering to these guidelines will ensure you dress appropriately for a safe and enjoyable glass crafting experience. Let’s create something beautiful safely!


✅ Booking Tips

When Is Best? Choose your date and time slot wisely. Make sure it’s a day that you can attend, as once the course is locked in, we’ll be planning for your arrival ahead of schedule.
Buying A Ticket: You can purchase a single ticket for a session, which will accommodate your entire group. Specify the number of people in your group during checkout. You only need to add the main attendee details when you check out.
Arrival Time: Aim to arrive a little earlier than your booked slot to ensure a relaxed start to your glass-making experience.
Travel Plans: If travelling from afar, check local transport or plan your driving route. There is plenty of free parking on site.
Questions? Our FAQs have got answers, especially about our refund policy. A heads-up: we cannot process movements or refunds if your session is within the next seven days at the time of request. Thanks for understanding!

*Delivery can be arrange at a cost of £8.50 per item.


April 6
April 25
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House of Marbles
The Old Pottery, Pottery Road
Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9DS United Kingdom
01626 835 285
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Teign Valley Glass Studio
01626 832 285
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