Workshops with Molten 1090
By Emily Smith
Whether you've always dreamt of trying your hand at the mesmerising craft of glassblowing or simply want to gain insight into the artistry behind our creations, our workshops offer an unforgettable experience. ‘Our studio doors are open’, welcoming you to step into the enchanting world of glassblowing.
ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS
In our workshops, we offer you an immersive journey into the captivating experience of glassblowing, where the alchemy of creativity meets the precision of craftsmanship, and molten glass is transformed into breathtaking works of art. Guiding you through this enchanting experience is Molten 1090's Creative Director, Laura Smith, a seasoned artisan with over 15 years of expertise in crafting beautiful glass lighting, art and sculptures.
Laura's wealth of experience ensures you are in expert hands as she navigates you through each step of the glassblowing process in the hot shop. Roll up your sleeves, select from a vibrant palette of colours, and infuse your personal touch into your designs as you craft your own glass creation. Under our artisan's expert guidance, you'll learn to master the punty, blowing iron, jacks, glass tweezers, glass colours, and marver to create your own handcrafted glass pieces. In the run up to the festive season participants will get to make a paperweight and festive bauble which will be available to collect or be sent out to you after your workshop.
“Laura and Emily are so welcoming and the studio is beautiful. We learnt so much about glass blowing techniques and it was so fun to try some of them ourselves! We will be back!”- Jessica E.
WHY JOIN A WORKSHOP?
We are so excited to share our love and knowledge of glassblowing with you through workshops which offer an incredible opportunity for everyone to discover the magic of this ancient craft. Whether you're looking for a fun, engaging experience, a chance to step out of your comfort zone, or the desire to learn a new, exciting skill, our workshops have something special to offer. It's not just about creating beautiful glass pieces; it's about the unique experience of shaping molten glass and the connection between the maker and materials.
Our workshops are a fantastic date idea for couples looking to bond over a shared creative adventure, a great way to connect with friends while unleashing your inner artist, or a rewarding solo journey of self-expression.
As the festive season approaches, the baubles and paperweights you create in ‘our workshop’ become meaningful, one-of-a-kind gifts that will be cherished by your loved ones. If you're in search of a truly distinctive gift, consider gifting one of our workshops to a friend or family member who shares your passion for creativity or learning new things.
While our seasonal bauble making workshop is in full swing, we're excited to share that we have expanded our range of workshops for 2024 with dates in the calendar through to the end of March 2024 and more to follow throughout the year. If you don’t see a date that works for you, just ask and we’ll see what we can do!
Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey into the world of glassblowing. We can't wait to welcome you into our studio and witness your creativity come to life. Spaces for our Christmas bauble and paperweight workshop are filling up fast, head to ‘Wecandoo to book your place now!’