Embark on a glassmaking adventure at Teign Valley Glass Studio within House of Marbles! This is where glass blowing and making is made accessible for all, all wrapped up neatly in this 30 minutes, beginner-friendly course. As one of the more popular courses, in this workshop you get to sculpt your very own vibrant glass bird – choose from the charming Robin, perky Wren or the delightful Blue Tit. No prior experience? No problem! This is the perfect introduction to the art of glass sculpting, providing a hands-on, one-on-one session that’s guaranteed to be a hoot!
In this tailored 30-minute session, designed for solo participation, you’ll embark on a glassmaking journey from basic shaping with clear glass to infusing your piece with vibrant colours and intricate patterns. As your technique refines, you’ll move closer to creating a work of art that rivals the stunning pieces displayed in our course imagery, ensuring that by the session’s end, you’ll leave with a beautiful, handcrafted glass piece to call your own.
Once your glass creation is complete, it will be placed in the annealer to cool gradually over 1-3 days. After it’s ready, you’re welcome to collect it in person or arrange for delivery.*
Exclusive One-to-One Session: Receive the full attention of our master Glassmaker in a bespoke session designed for you.
Instant Creativity: No waiting around – dive straight into the craft and see your bird take flight in just half an hour.
Incredible Value: Not only do you gain a unique experience, but you also get to keep a piece of art that retails for £34.99, making the workshop exceptional value.
Personal Touch: Every bird you create comes alive with its own character, ensuring you take home something truly unique.
Looking for an extraordinary present that will be remembered? This glass bird-making workshop is an immersive experience that will be cherished long after the session ends. Ideal for birthdays, special occasions, or simply to show someone they are as unique as the glass bird they will create.
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: Long pants are a must—think jeans to shield your legs. A fitted, long-sleeved t-shirt is ideal for protecting against heat, though short sleeves are permissible. Steer clear of loose, flowy tops and sleeves that might catch fire or entangle with equipment.
Hair Ties: Long hair should be tied back to avoid interference with your face or the flames.
Minimal Jewellery: Forgo 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!
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.
Multiple Tickets: Add extra tickets for each person participating in the course. Remember, workshops are based on a 1:1 ratio.
Sessions & Tickets: If you are looking to share the experience with another, you have two options:
i) You can buy two tickets at the same time slot (if available). You will work simultaneously on two separate benches with a glass instructor each.
ii) Alternatively, book consecutive sessions; while one participant engages in their workshop, the other can document the experience with photos and videos. Please note only the ticket holder will be actively involved in the hands-on session.
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 refunds if your session is within the next seven days, as our furnaces are kept hot and ready just for you. Thanks for understanding!
* Delivery can be arrange at a cost of £8.50 per shipping.