Will Shakspeare is one of the country's best known glass blowers. He has been featured regularly in the press and on TV including Inside The Factory, Kirstie's Homemade Home and Kirstie's Homemade Christmas with Kirstie Allsopp, and in the Telegraph Magazine with David Nicholls. Will set up Shakspeare Glass over 25 years ago and has supplied many galleries and well-known stores in that time. He has also worked in Central and South America as a consultant in glass production and design for various NGO's. His wife Kate looks after wholesale.
Shakspeare Glass moved from Taunton to Langport in 2013.
Will now works on his own with occasional help from assistants. Will's work is instantly recognisable and becoming highly sought after. His designs are always influenced by reality, Will translates what is around him into his work. The Somerset range epitomises the levels. Hedgerow and Winter reflect his love for detail in front of you. Coast was originally inspired in the Isles of Scilly but has now got offshoots based form different shores around the country. His ethos has always been to make what he likes, coupled with making accessible products for everyone.
You can watch Will working generally Tuesday - Thursday in Langport - but it is a real life workshop not a blowing showroom. Sometimes stuff gets in the way and we can't talk to anyone.