Teign Valley Glass was set up in Teignmouth, Devon, England in 1981 to make specialist handmade marbles for the House of Marbles. The aim was to reproduce the specialist techniques of Victorian glass makers.
Generations of Skill
Our first glass blowers brought generations of skill and experience from some of Britain’s leading glass houses – Whitefriars, Stuart Crystal, Galway and Cumbria Crystal to name but a few. It soon became obvious that our team had the skills to make so much more than marbles and Teign Valley Glass was born as a separate enterprise. As the name and production grew the business was moved to bigger premises in Bovey Tracey, 15 miles away.
A Wide Selection
We make a wide selection of beautiful glassware, and not just marbles! You will find that we have products available to buy in our studio shop using many different making techniques.
One of our main aims as a business is to preserve glassmaking skills by passing them onto different makers, so that those skills and techniques don’t get lost over time.
Come and Watch
We highly recommend a visit to see our Glass Makers in action. Items in production vary from day to day so you are likely to see something different being made each time you visit us.
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am* – 5pm
*Due to Sunday trading laws you cannot make a purchase until 11am
CLOSED: Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day.
We will also close early at 3pm on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve.
Teign Valley Glass are commissioned each year to make bespoke glass work for both private homes and businesses. Chandeliers for private homes, art works for public places, prizes for award ceremonies and much more.
We produce work for lots of corporate and independent customers worldwide yearly, and are particularly proud of some of the special commissions we have produced.
We supply our products to many galleries and high end department stores from around the world, and exhibit at major trade fairs.
A selection of our range can be viewed on the Teign Valley Glass website.
If you’re planning on visiting us here’s some other information you might need to know – these are the questions we get asked about most often:
- There is no entry fee for a visit
- There is no need to book in advance
- We are open 7 days a week (see our Opening Hours)
- Glassmaking: Since we opened we have never been a demo studio, we are a working unit. Glassmaking includes packing glass, repairs and coldwork, etc. We are working even though we may not be out front and we advise customers to visit between 11am – 3pm for the best chances of seeing glassblowing and glass being made in the way that most visitors anticipate.