This one-hour session, priced at £110, is our new duo offer for 2024, inviting you and a friend – or if you prefer, just yourself – to the artful experience of glass vase crafting. You and a partner or friend will share the delight of shaping a striking glass vase, with the option to style the lip in an open wave design or to modify it to your taste. The colours and patterns are up to you, making each creation genuinely one-of-a-kind. This workshop is a fantastic opportunity to bond over the art of glass crafting. It is suitable for both glassmaking beginners and those with some experience.
This workshop is more than just crafting; it’s a shared journey into the vibrant world of glass art. With the guidance of our skilled glassmaker, you and your partner will:
Shape Your Vase: Experience the thrill of glass blowing, as you learn to manipulate and form glass into a beautiful vase. Watch in wonder as the glass expands, taking shape with your chosen patterns embedded within.
Customise Your Design: Drawing inspiration from our stunning examples, you can replicate the wave-like lip or adapt it to your personal style. Embrace the heat of the kiln to soften the glass, then witness the magic of gravity as the semi-solid material stretches to create the elegant stem of your vase.
Crafting Together Made Possible: This workshop invites you to experience the joy of creating with someone special. It’s a memorable and cooperative endeavour that allows you both to be actively involved in shaping a piece that’s truly special and personal.
By the end of the session, you’ll appreciate how light, colour and form intertwine to transform glass into an extraordinary work of art. The real highlight? The vase you’ve crafted together is yours to take home. After it has properly cooled down, which takes about 2-3 days, you’ll have the choice of home delivery* or picking it up at your convenience, ready to showcase your beautiful creation.
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.