Glass & Dine

IT’S BACK! Join us for an unforgettable evening of Glass & Dine this October!


Craft Glass Tumblers with Prosecco-Paired Dining

Experience the joy of glassmaking, relish in delicious restaurant food, and raise a glass of complimentary prosecco. Don’t miss out this time around – we sold out last July!

DURATION: 1.5 hours Glassmaking + Evening Dining Experience
COST: £160 per person
DATES: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October
             •  4:00 pm & 6:00 pm
SKILL LEVEL: Beginners and Intermediates

Discover the extraordinary ‘Glass & Dine’ events at House of Marbles as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. This new glassmaking-dining package is available for a limited run in July and now October 2023. With this course, you’ll unleash your creativity, craft beautiful, handcrafted tumblers, and taste our delicious food by our resident chefs. Make your night unforgettable as you celebrate your hands-on success with a complimentary glass of prosecco after your glassmaking experience, followed by an enjoyable evening in our restaurant.

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Glassmaking with Teign Valley Glass Studio (TVGS)

At TVGS, we take a practical approach, allowing you to learn new skills while creating meaningful everyday items. Immerse yourself in a 1.5 hour glassmaking session, expertly guided by our experienced instructors. Impress your loved ones by serving drinks in tumblers you’ve personally crafted. Our workshop emphasises practicality, allowing you to create 1 to 2 tumblers each, or more, based on your progress and mastery of the techniques taught.

Before diving into the tumbler-making process, you’ll receive a demonstration where our professional TVGS staff will teach you basic glassmaking skills and techniques. With step-by-step instructions and guidance, our skilled team will assist you in honing your craftsmanship and bringing your creative vision to life.

Your class will take place in a production glassmaking studio, where you’ll experience the intense heat of molten glass at over 1200°C. Before starting, we’ll provide essential safety information, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience with plenty of water breaks. Rest assured, all tools and materials will be provided.

Once your tumblers are complete, they will be carefully cooled overnight in our kilns, ensuring the highest quality craftsmanship (slower cooling produces superior glass items). After five days, they’ll be meticulously packed and ready for collection or delivery.* Enjoy the beauty of your handcrafted glass tumblers for many years to come!


Dining at The Pottery By Night

Indulge in an exceptional dining experience at The Old Pottery Restaurant, located within The Old Pottery heritage buildings. Enjoy freshly prepared food sourced locally and seasonally whenever possible. Immerse yourself in the ambience of our heritage pottery buildings, accompanied by a complimentary glass of prosecco with your meal. Weather permitting, al fresco dining is also available (we have outdoor heating). It’s the perfect opportunity to savour delightful flavours and create lasting memories.

Each ticket-holder will enjoy a 3-course feast from our regular evening restaurant menu as part of the evening meal. Explore tantalising starters and tempting mains (including Chef’s Specials or Classics), and indulge in mouthwatering desserts from our Puds & Cheese section. With options ranging from Wild Mushroom Bruschetta with Devon Blue Chees to Confit Leg of Duck, Pork Tenderloin and classic 8oz Rump Steak, there’s something to tempt every palate. Our vegetarian and vegan menu features an extensive selection, including delightful dishes like our Double-Baked Goat Cheese Soufflé.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore glassmaking, enjoy a delightful dining experience, and create unforgettable memories. Join Glass & Dine to unleash your creativity today!


*Delivery charges apply to send your glass pieces via tracked and secure courier. Please enquire for further details, or on the day.

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Nitty-Gritty Nuggets!

  • Each glassmaking session and dining experience at Glass & Dine is designed for a minimum of two participants, ensuring a personal and interactive time. With a 2:1 ratio, our dedicated glassmaking instructors guide you every step of the way, creating lasting memories as you delve into the art of glassmaking together.
  • The studio will be hired out for this workshop exclusively, so only ticket-holders will have access to the studio gallery and workshop as part of this personalised service.
  • Shared memories are precious, whether between couples, friends, or family. This extraordinary afternoon and evening experience is bound to be treasured, especially if you consider it a special occasion gift!
  • The glassmaking sessions at 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm can accommodate up to 4 individuals with 2 instructors, respectively. If you have a group of 4, you can book the full-time slot exclusively for your group at 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm.
  • The 4:00 pm session concludes around 5:30 – 5:40 pm, allowing you time to freshen up, explore the glassworks studio, and browse the shop before your dining experience begins around 6:00 pm.
  • For the 6:00 pm session, the workshop wraps up around 7:30 – 7:40 pm, followed by the dining experience starting at approximately 8:00 pm.
  • Our restaurant remains open until late, so you can relax and enjoy your evening at your own pace.
  • We are happy to accommodate your request if you prefer a 2-course dining menu instead of a 3-course. You can substitute the starter or dessert with a drink from our drinks menu (excluding bottles, half bottles, carafes of wine, prosecco, or champagne).
  • Please note that this package does not include aperitifs, nibbles, or additional beverages (apart from the complimentary prosecco or the 3 to 2-course meal substitution). You are welcome to order any other items, which will be added to the table bill at the end of your evening.

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Glass & Dine Frequently Asked Questions

(Main House of Marbles FAQ’s found here)

  • What if I am late? Do I lose my place?

    We understand that unforeseen circumstances may cause you to be late. Your space is still booked in such cases, but we can only offer you a shorter workshop on the day. Our instructors are reserved specifically for you, and the course operates on a 1:1 ratio.

  • Can I cancel my course?

    If you need to cancel your booking, we can reschedule it outside of 7 days notice of cancellation. However, if the cancellation occurs within 7 days of the scheduled date and you cannot attend, you can send a substitute person on the day to take your place.

  • What if the studio equipment breaks on the day?

    While equipment malfunctions can occur, we do our best to ensure the course runs smoothly. In most instances, we can still proceed with the class. However, rescheduling may be necessary if there is a power cut or a major equipment failure.

  • What if I am sick or the instructor is ill on the day?

    Illness can happen unexpectedly; in both instances, we should find replacement people to run or participate in the course, but no refunds are eligible. The gas is always burning, and the show must go on.

  • What if I have COVID?

    If you're feeling up to it, we'll adapt with COVID-safe measures—please wear a mask throughout. Our air puffers mean there's no need for direct contact when blowing glass. If you're too unwell, our usual seven-day no-refund policy applies, but you can send someone in your place.

  • Is this hard?

    Glassblowing is a challenging craft that requires time and practice to master, and it typically takes around ten years to become a proficient glassmaker. However, it is also an enjoyable and rewarding experience, and our team is here to support you and help you make the most of your time in the studio.

  • Can I make coloured glass?

    Absolutely! You can create your one-of-a-kind pieces using either clear or coloured glass.

  • What is the minimum age for participants?

    This course is suitable for participants aged 16 and above, or 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • What is the dress code?

    We recommend wearing casual and comfortable clothing to ensure your comfort during the glassmaking process. The studio can get quite warm, so lightweight and breathable fabrics are ideal, but please do not wear shorts or skirts. Additionally, please wear flat, closed-toe shoes for safety purposes. It's also a good idea to bring a change of top just in case. Our evening restaurant has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, so you can dress in whatever makes you feel comfortable.

  • Where can I freshen up?

    Clean and spacious lavatories are conveniently located just outside the glass studio, providing ample space to freshen up.

  • Where are Teign Valley Glass Studio and The Old Pottery Restaurant?

    You can find both the Teign Valley Glass Studio and The Old Pottery Restaurant within House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey. They are situated next to each other, accessible through the Glass Museum at the visitor site.

  • Is there parking available at House of Marbles?

    There is ample free parking on-site for your convenience. We recommend using the second entrance for better accessibility when leaving at the end of your visit.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at 01626 835 285 or email us at We’re here to assist you!

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We have been recognised by a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awards in consecutive years from 2014 - 2019, and the new Traveller’s Choice Award in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023!