Glass Blowing Taster Class Voucher - SHAKSPEARE GLASS


Glass Blowing Taster Class Voucher

Regular price £98.00
These classes give students an opportunity to try their hand at blowing a small clear glass vessel and dish, and experience the unique problems that working with molten glass pose. The session will include basic glassmaking techniques such as marvering and blowing. Morning sessions start at 9.30am and are approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours long. You can keep everything that you make, although you will not be able to take it home with you on the day because it has to anneal overnight. Vouchers are available as gifts for recipients to book themselves. Please note classes do tend to get booked well in advance at busy times of the year. 
See the bottom of this page for Terms and Conditions and restrictions regarding health, age and ability. 
Glass blowing is potentially dangerous. You will be given a safety talk before the session begins and you will be expected to listen and act on the instructions.

Will has been teaching glass blowing for many years. You may have seen him on Inside The factory, Kirstie's Homemade Home and Kirstie's Homemade Christmas teaching Kirstie Allsopp, or in the national newspapers.

You can keep everything that you make, although you will not be able to take it home with you on the day because it has to anneal overnight. 

Class details - maximum 4 people, throughout the year. Dates at bottom.

We try to keep sessions flexible. If you can organize your own group of four people for any session we can often teach on a different night or a particular day. 

What's included in the price?

All materials are included.
Not included - your glass pieces need to cool before they can be collected. Alternatively we can send them to you. We charge £10 per person.

Terms & Conditions
To guarantee a place we take advance payment. You can buy a voucher and book at a later date, pay over the phone with a credit card, pop in and see us or send a cheque. Once a date is booked payment is non refundable. If you need to change the date, for whatever reason, we will try to refill it if given reasonable notice, but this is not guaranteed. We can not run classes unless they are full, in which case we will offer alternative dates or give a refund to anyone already booked on the date.
We reserve the right to cancel classes due to unforeseen circumstances and will try and give as much notice as possible if this arises. In the event of cancellation we will offer an alternative date or full refund. Shakspeare Glass cannot accept liability for consequential loss, such as travel or accommodation, in these circumstances.
Participants must be 18 years of age and above.

Vouchers are valid for one year from date of issue, though due to Covid-19 vouchers that are running out soon will be extended.

At the risk of stating the obvious, glass blowing is physically demanding. If you struggle to do any physical exercise, can't run up the stairs or bend, crouch and stand up easily, then this is probably not for you. It can be dangerous for me, you and your fellow participants if you can not control the blowing irons easily and for the whole duration of your 'go's'. If you have a disability or medical condition which affects you in any way, please discuss this with us before you book. If you have a hearing impediment be advised that the workshop has a high level of background noise which can make it very difficult to hear any instructions, and so making the session potentially dangerous for yourself, the other participants and me! Unfortunately, if you wear a hearing aid we would advise you that glass blowing is not a good idea. We do reserve the right, on the evening or day, to not allow you to take part in the session if we feel, in view of health and safety, that you are not going to be safe. We have had to turn a couple of people away in the past as they had not made us aware of their situation in advance. You will be given a short talk about safety before you start the lesson and you will be expected to follow these instructions at all times. 

Class Dates [- subject to updates]

Please call 01458 252477 to book if you have a voucher or to pay, or email if you have a voucher. Dates added regularly.
Saturday 4th April 9.30am to 1.00pm approx FULL POSTPONED
Saturday 25th April 9.30am to 1.00om approx - FULL POSTPONED
Saturday 2nd May 9.30am to 1.00om approx - FULL POSTPONED
Saturday 9th May 9.30am to 1.00om approx - 2 places POSTPONED
Saturday 23rd May 9.30am to 1.00pm - 4 places POSTPONED