Glassblowing Taster – Baubles + Decorations – Morning Session

Tutor: Tim Simon

Level:
Novice

Typically for a max of 2 people.

Half Day

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Fancy a short taste of what it’s like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of Uredale Glass in Masham.

These short sessions give you the opportunity to experience the processes involved in hand working molten glass to create decorations and glass blowing to create seasonal baubles. You will see Tim demonstrate the processes and then have the chance to try steps of the process yourself, including having a go at blowing your own baubles. There will be only 2 people per session and you will alternate between spectating and doing. By the end of the session you will have a small collection of decorations and baubles in colours of your choice. The items made need to be cooled in the kiln overnight and can be collected or posted on.

Please note lunch is not included.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences.

There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to!

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-session break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. All refreshments are included.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

What you’ll need to bring with you

You will be working in a hot environment with molten glass so make sure you wear robust clothing - jeans or thick trousers, stout shoes etc. Especially AVOID synthetic fabrics on BOTH clothing and shoes.

If you have an old woollen sock, please bring it along, these come in very handy as heat protectors. All other materials and equipment will be provided.

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