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Halloween Glass Pumpkin Workshop | 22nd Oct

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

£60.00

Halloween Glass Pumpkin

Crafting Your Way To A Pumpkin That’s More Treat Than Trick

Ready to trade in your predictable pumpkin carving kit for something a tad more, let’s say, elegant this Halloween? Oh yes, we’re talking about making your very own glass pumpkin. Yes, you heard right. Glass. As in, Cinderella’s slipper but make it autumn.

It’s not every day you get to play with fire and come out with a pumpkin. No experience? No problem. Our wizards, I mean, skilled glass artists, will guide you through the mystical process of glassblowing, ensuring your pumpkin is the envy of every spirit, ghoul, and fairy in town. We even cater for 12+ year olds if accompanied by an adult!

Don’t wait until the last bat hangs – spaces fill faster than a vampire’s diary on a blood moon. Book your spot now and prepare for an experience filled with fun, molten glass and a touch of Halloween magic.

 

🎃 Why This Workshop is Special

You will have several options when it comes to colours, ranging from the traditional orange and green stem to a more earthy brown and even a spooky black noir version. Whilst there may be some flexibility in your choices, they will be based around these colour schemes. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to include a special material that provides a shimmering or iridescent quality to your finished piece when exposed to a torch flame at the end.

You will use an optic mould to create the signature ridges of a pumpkin. As you shape the glass, blowing air into the piece will give it a round body. The final step is to gather another gob (round blob) of glass and add frit (the colour part) to create the stalk. You will then apply the stalk to the pumpkin and rotate it while pulling upwards to create a spiral effect for a natural appearance. Finally, wrap the glass around a rod, trim off any excess, and allow it to hang down to create a vine-like effect, completing your glass pumpkin masterpiece.

Once the workshop is over, your creation should be left to cool in the annealer for about 1-2 days. This cooling period ensures that your creation is perfectly prepared for its grand unveiling long before the witching hour on 31st October. After all, what’s the use of crafting a dazzling glass pumpkin if you can’t proudly display it when the time comes? While home delivery can be arranged*, we highly advise personally collecting your item to ensure its safe arrival without any potential transit damage.

 

🥽 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 need to buy one ticket to cover one person in this workshop. Children are permitted 12+ if accompanied by a non-paying adult. Once you have selected your tickets, scroll down and click the ‘Get Tickets‘ button to add to your cart.
Sharing: This workshop is a 1:1 ratio only. If you would both like to have a go together, please book 2 individual ticket time slots next to each other when placing your order.

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 T&C’s 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 arranged at a cost of £8.50 per shipping.

Details

Date:
October 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
£60.00
Event Category:
Website:
https://visit.houseofmarbles.com/teign-valley-glass/workshops/

Venue

House of Marbles
The Old Pottery, Pottery Road
Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9DS United Kingdom
Phone
01626 835 285
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Organiser

Teign Valley Glass Studio
Phone
01626 832 285
Email
shop@teignvalleyglass.com
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Halloween Glass Pumpkin Workshop | 22nd Oct 12:00 - 12:30
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Halloween Glass Pumpkin Workshop | 22nd Oct 14:00 - 14:30
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Halloween Glass Pumpkin Workshop | 22nd Oct 16:30 - 17:00
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