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Glass Making Taster Day

Join glass maker Derek Bransfield in his studio for a day to learn glass making with other like-minded enthusiasts.

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Availability: Workshops run most weekends, excluding June, July and August. Weather: Duration: Expect the experience to last around six hours in total. Numbers On Day: Share the workshop with seven other participants, and two qualified instructors. Spectators: Only paying participants can be accommodated in the studio. Dress Code: Health and safety dictates participants dont wear jewellery and long hair is tied back. Wear comfortable clothing you dont mind getting dirty and bring a change of clothes if you wish. Guidelines: Restrictions: All participants over the age of 18 are welcome. Other Info: Lunch is not included so we reccommend you either bring a packed lunch, or dine locally at one of the sandwich shops, pubs or restaurants. Please note, this experience is non-exchangeable.

This hands-on experience offers a rare opportunity to work with molten glass from the furnace. After an introductory talk on the important aspects of safety, get acquainted with the equipment and learn about the techniques you will need. After lunch (not included), start to apply the techniques learned in the morning to a piece of glass by making a paperweight, work with hot glass, gather it from the furnace to shape it and apply colour. Later in the afternoon there will be an introduction to glass blowing techniques. If you wish to keep your piece, it can be annealed overnight, cut and posted for a fee of £20.

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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