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Lake District Glass Blowing Experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.Hawkshead, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by James

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This exciting glass blowing experience will involve melting borocilicate glass tubes and rods to make pendants and functional items!

This experience is suitable for complete beginners or anyone with some previous experience.

First, I will run you through all the necessary health and safety information you need to know before melting any glass!

To begin with, I will demonstrate a few different jewelry making and blowing techniques along the way I will walk you through the prosses by describing the techniques I'm using.

Then once you're confident that you know how to get started you can get melting!

From this experience you will come away with at least one pendant to take home - a beautiful keepsake reminder of your time in the Lake District.
This exciting glass blowing experience will involve melting borocilicate glass tubes and rods to make pendants and functional items!

This experience is suitable for complete beginners or anyone with some previous experience.

First, I will run you through all the necessary health and safety information you need to know before melting any glass!

To begin with, I will demonstrate a few different jewelry making and b…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    You will have to bottled water for the duration of your workshop.
  • Equipment
    All glass supplies will be provided for you during your workshop.
    You...
From $95
/ person
No dates available
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, James

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 16 Reviews
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My name is James Stewardson I have been blowing glass since 2010, driven by a fascination of gravitys effect on molten glass!

I began working on jewellery designs and started a market stall in Hawkshead selling Jewellery and ornaments, whilst also trading at various music festivals around the uk.

In 2016 I started a shop called "Handmade in Hawkshead" selling handmade items from around the local area.

More recently, I taught classes and gave demonstrations at "The Flame Off" one of Europe's biggest glass events, and I have also been taking part in some functional glass art competitions.
My name is James Stewardson I have been blowing glass since 2010, driven by a fascination of gravitys effect on molten glass!

I began working on jewellery designs and started a market stall in Hawkshead selling Jewellery and ornaments, whilst also trading at various music festivals around the uk.

In 2016 I started a shop called "Handmade in Hawkshead" selling handmade items from around the local area.

More recently, I taught classes and gave demonstrations at "Th…
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Where you'll be

This exciting glass blowing experience will take place at my studio on a private estate just outside the beautiful village of Hawkshead in the Lake District.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Emma
September 2020
I loved this! It was fascinating to see James demonstrate different techniques and then so exciting to actually have a go myself and come out with some personal souvenirs at the end of it! James was very informative, really helpful and super friendly which made the whole thing really enjoyable.
I loved this! It was fascinating to see James demonstrate different techniques and then so exciting to actually have a go myself and come out with some personal souvenirs at the e…
Abby
September 2020
Bought this experience as a present for my mum and sister - they couldn’t stop raving about it afterwards! Excellent host and brilliant communication. They got to take their crafts home and we’re very pleased with them! Thanks James!
Jillian
July 2020
My husband, our three children (ages 16, 14, and 12), and I had a wonderful time learning about different methods and techniques for working with glass. James is very passionate about what he does, and that enthusiasm is contagious! He was very patient and encouraging, especially since each member of my family wanted to make something different. He explained and modeled each technique before allowing my family members to have a truly hands-on go at it themselves. Everyone left with wonderful glass creations that they could take pride in having made almost entirely by themselves! I would highly recommend this experience!
My husband, our three children (ages 16, 14, and 12), and I had a wonderful time learning about different methods and techniques for working with glass. James is very passionate a…
Steve
July 2020
James was a really friendly and patient host who was willing to teach us everything about his craft. Happy to demonstrate or teach you how to do things yourself. You leave with some lovely mementos
Vilam
July 2020
This was a great hands-on experience in glass making. James was patient and thorough in his lessons and demonstrated great skills. We also had the chance to make glass pieces ourselves which was fun. I'd recommend this course for anyone that's interested in glass making as it's a great introduction to the process.
This was a great hands-on experience in glass making. James was patient and thorough in his lessons and demonstrated great skills. We also had the chance to make glass pieces ourse…
Ramanie
July 2020
James is a really friendly, knowledgeable host who is creative and up for making your suggestions. This is a great first taste of glass blowing. As suggested it is much better suited to a small group of two as it means you get more hands on experience. Would definitely recommend if you are a pair looking to do something different.
James is a really friendly, knowledgeable host who is creative and up for making your suggestions. This is a great first taste of glass blowing. As suggested it is much better suit…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend.