Our range of intensive one-to-one glass making experiences offer you the opportunity to try your hand at the traditional craft of glass blowing.
If you would like to book one of the following experiences, please call Visitor Services on 0191 568 9700
Full Day Experience for One Person: £250
Full Day Experience for Two People to Share: £270
Half Day Experience for One Person: £145
Paperweight Experience for Two: £135 (Available selected Sundays, price includes tea and scone for two in The Glass Yard)
Our One to One Glassbaking Experiences offer an unforgettable, intensive, hands-on glassmaking session. You should expect to finish the day having made a range of items including paperweights and small blown vessels. Your glassmaker will work closely with you, overseeing every process & will assist you as much or as little as you require.
You will learn how to gather glass from the furnace; form & shape the glass with newspaper & other tools; apply colour; create pattern with colour; blow glass & convert bubbles of glass into beautiful objects. These experiences are available as gift vouchers and make ideal presents.
Our intensive One to One Glassblowing Experiences are delivered by Master Glass Artists using the most modern studio glassmaking equipment and our new electric furnaces. These Experiences are unique to National Glass Centre and offer participants one-to-one tuition, which results in a far richer, rewarding, intensive and enjoyabl experience and enables the participant to make and keep several pieces of glass in one session.
Whilst initially more expensive than group classes, the intensive nature of these sessions ensures that personal learning and achievement is dramatically increased. Typically participants on a full day programme will make and get to keep 2-3 paperweights and a selection of blown vessels, bowls or plates.
On the intensive One - to One Experience participants will receive a:
“I made much more than I ever expected & had an excellent day. So pleased I had a full day. Well worth the money. I will come back again!”
“A truly unique and fascinating experience. I only have one fear…that I have gained an expensive new hobby!”
“A well paced, fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable day with inspirational instructors in a safe & fun environment. Many thanks!”
Sam, Newton le Willows
“An excellent experience for my 50th birthday. Ian had the patience of a saint.”
0191 515 5555