This one-hour session, priced at £120, is our new combo offer for 2024, designed in response to your feedback. You’ll have the opportunity to create three unique glass pieces: a Glass Bird, a Paperweight and a Bauble, each with colours and designs of your choice. This workshop provides an excellent opportunity to experience a variety of glass crafting techniques in one engaging session, making it perfect for newcomers and those who have tried glassmaking before!
This workshop is not just about creating things; it’s an adventure into the thrilling world of glass art in a safe and supportive setting. With personal guidance from our skilled glassmaker, your experience will be customised to your comfort level, allowing you to be as hands-on as you like. Here’s what you can look forward to in this workshop:
Create a Glass Bird: You’ll learn to pull and sculpt glass to shape a bird. Choose a Red Robin, Blue Tit or Wren, and use different colours and shapes to make it special. This part helps you practice shaping hot glass.
Make a Paperweight: This is where your imagination comes into play. You’ll have fun twisting and going for it when you mix colours into hot glass by twisting your tongs and create a unique design with trapped air bubbles. The paperweight you make will be stunning and one of a kind guaranteed!
Blow a Bauble: Have a go at glass blowing to make a bauble, and understand the control required to shape your bauble well. This part teaches you how to blow and shape hot glass into a lovely decoration all year round or at Christmas.
Throughout the workshop, you’ll discover the stunning effects of colours and patterns on glass. Plus, each piece you create is yours to keep. After a cooling period of about 2-3 days, you have the option of home delivery* or collecting your creation at your convenience, ready to display and enjoy your handcrafted achievement.
Looking for an extraordinary present that will be remembered? This Sparkle Bird workshop is an immersive experience that will be cherished long after the session ends. It’s a perfect choice for birthdays, special occasions, or to show someone they are as unique as the glass bird they will create. To gift this for another please follow these steps:
1. When you sign up for a course, you can register it under the name of the person you’re gifting it to.
2. Important: Make sure to use your own email address. This way, you’ll receive the course ticket via email with their name on it.
3. You’ll get a PDF that you can print and include in a Birthday or Christmas card as a gift.
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: 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) For simultaneous workshops, purchase two tickets for the same time slot (if available). Each participant will have their own bench and glass instructor running at the same time.
ii) Alternatively, book back-to-back sessions; one person can craft while the other captures the moment with photos and videos. Remember, only the ticket holder participates in the hands-on workshop.
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 shipping.