Classes


We have decided to temporarily stop selling our teaching classes.
We will be honouring all vouchers already sold.
At the moment we are rebuilding the furnace and will be putting up new dates when we are up and running again.
Thankyou
GLASS BLOWING LESSONS - INFO ON OUR CLASSES IN LANGPORT (TA10 9RB)
2021

We now have some classes scheduled and filling.  If you have a voucher and would like to book please email kate@shakspeareglass.co.uk

 

 

 

 The Taster Class - Saturdays at various dates throughout the year, 9.30 to 1-1.30. 

If you would like to buy a voucher as a present for someone, or yourself these are available online or in our gallery and are £98.00 per person.

The taster class will give people an opportunity to try their hand at blowing a small clear vessel and a small dish, and to experience the unique problems that working with a molten material pose. Basic glassmaking techniques such as gathering, marvering and blowing will be included. With help you will make two small items.

Materials included. Your glass pieces need to cool slowly so can be collected the following week as advised by us. Alternatively we can ship them for £10 per person.

Each student is personally supervised and guided through the processes from start to finish by Will. Will has a wealth of teaching experience and has been filmed for television and featured in the press many times. He will talk about his work, his influences and glass making during the course of the day.

 

The Masterclass – one to one tutoring with Will. At a mutually convenient date to be arranged. £899

If you would like to buy a voucher as a present for someone, or yourself these are available online

9.30am to 4.30/5.00pm. All materials included. Also included light lunch, tea/coffee, and onward shipping of your made pieces

A whole day of one to one tuition with Will Shakspeare. This is an intensive and hands on class and you will be making each piece yourself. 
Our Master Class is designed to be more flexible than our other classes. It can be tailored to complete beginners or to someone who has already had some tuition and would like to learn more.


Each student is personally supervised and guided through the processes from start to finish by Will. Will has a wealth of teaching experience and has been filmed for television and featured in the press many times. He will talk about his work, his influences and glass making during the course of the day.

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.
"A truly wonderful, but exhausting, way to spend a Saturday morning. My hat goes off to you Will. Thanks for your patience, laughter and assistance. Would definitely recommend the taster course to all my 'fit' friends." - Sharon 
"Thank you so much for a really fun invective, creative morning. Haven't been out of my comfort for a long time. Will, you are extremely patient and tolerant teacher as well as being very patient with complete idiots. Looking forward to picking up my pieces. Thank you again. Have really recommended to all friends to do the session. - Nicola
"I just wanted to say what a Glass Blowing course you guys run. It's really nice to have such an entertaining guy as Will teaching us. It was very well structured, amusing and engrossing all at once. I will definitely be recommending it." - Ian D
"Will, you made it all such fun – and I was thrilled at how many things I actually made. Thank you for such a fantastic time."
"Last night a friend and I visited the Shakspeare Glass Gallery in Taunton for a glass blowing lesson. The teacher, Will, led us through the processes of blowing a couple of objects with varying degrees of success which was fascinating in itself, but I haven't laughed so much in ages. The irreverent approach combined with an obvious passion for the joys of glass blowing helped make it a superb evening"
"Thank you so much for the glassblowing day. We had a ball! We never dreamt we would enjoy it that much – one of the best presents I have ever had."

 

Terms and Conditions
Once a date is booked payment is non refundable. If you need to change the date, for whatever reason, and give us minimum four weeks notice there will be no charge. If you give us less than four weeks we will try to fill you place[s] but this is not guaranteed and if not filled you will loose your payment/voucher.
We do not run classes unless all four places are filled and paid for.  
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.
WARNING
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 or others 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. 
Participants must be 18 years of age and above.