Mountains
Home
All classes
Crafts
Other Crafts Classes
In-person classes

Glassblowing Full Day Masterclass

5(29 reviews)
Get experimental and creative with glassblowing! Create your own glass art using historical glassmaking tools and techniques.
Various Locations
In-person
£350 pp
6hrs
Beginner
Next available date:4th May 2024
What happens in this class?

Start this class as a beginner and leave as a glass-making addict. In this full day workshop, you will learn each step of the glass blowing process from experienced and encouraging glassmaking experts in their inspiring studio!

With all of the materials, supplies and equipment needed to make your own glass provided in this workshop, learning to blow glass couldn’t be easier.

Although you’re building your technical skills, there’s still room in this workshop for creativity- after all, you're learning from top glass-blowing artists! With all the colours you could dream of, get experimental…

Read more
Things to remember

Although lunch in our full day course is included in the workshop, you’re welcome to bring along any food and drink with you or visit the on site cafe. It’s important to stay hydrated so make sure you bring along a bottle of water.

Please wear flat shoes…

Read more
FAQs
When can I take my glass master pieces home?
All masterpieces need 12 hours to anneal (cool down) to room temperature in our kilns. Your glass pieces will be available the next day. If you are collecting, please contact Bethany at Blowfish Glass to arrange a collection date. If you have travelled for your course you also have the option to pay for postage.
Do you have to be a creative person
Everybody is born with creativity! Though you do not need to be an artist to take part in our experience. The beauty is that the history of glass has tried and tested all the techniques for us - it's like baking a cake, ill be there reading the recipe. You will still however have the chance to make the piece your own, its all about the experience, I can cater to you !
Latest Reviews
5(29 reviews)
Tamsin Abbot - 5 February 2024
This day exceeded all my expectations of what I could achieve in a day as a complete beginner. Beth and Katie were fantastic teachers and I felt completely confident under their tutelage. They were both safety aware at all times and yet managed to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere for the whole day. I would highly recommend! A brilliant day.
Kate Doig - 28 January 2024
Being a glass artist myself it has been on my list to try my hand at glass blowing. I was not disappointed. Such a great day with Beth and Katie who led the workshop. Their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm created a well organised, creative day with a relaxed yet fun atmosphere and great results from us all. Thank you so much, I look forward to returning. x
Ruth Hoult - 28 January 2024
Super event with amazing artists who make you feel welcome and fill you in with everything you need to know about glass. Loved the day and the 3 glass pieces I made. Truly amazing!
View more reviews
Booking Options
6hrs class1 class
£350
4 session bundleBuy 4 sessions for £1,200
£1,200
Book for a large groupAre you looking for a large group/private event?

Obby Guarantee

We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
Obby guarantees good classes

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

Founder of Blowfish Glass is Bethany Wood graduated from De Montfort University with a Design degree and specialism in glassmaking, and has since worked with many renowned glassmakers around England. She’s been making glass for 6 years and produces her own range of glassware that sells in galleries.

Class Location
This class takes place in multiple different locations. Click on SEE DATES and select your Booking Option to see where each date takes place.
Red House Glass Cone
Stourbridge
High Street
Wordsley
DY8 4AZ
Stourbridge

Reviews

Tamsin Abbot - 5 February 2024
This day exceeded all my expectations of what I could achieve in a day as a complete beginner. Beth and Katie were fantastic teachers and I felt completely confident under their tutelage. They were both safety aware at all times and yet managed to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere for the whole day. I would highly recommend! A brilliant day.
Kate Doig - 28 January 2024
Being a glass artist myself it has been on my list to try my hand at glass blowing. I was not disappointed. Such a great day with Beth and Katie who led the workshop. Their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm created a well organised, creative day with a relaxed yet fun atmosphere and great results from us all. Thank you so much, I look forward to returning. x
Ruth Hoult - 28 January 2024
Super event with amazing artists who make you feel welcome and fill you in with everything you need to know about glass. Loved the day and the 3 glass pieces I made. Truly amazing!
Zach Walker - 13 October 2023
An eye opening experience to something new and unique that I had never tired before but was very intrigued on the process on making different types of glass. I recommend this to anyone who's open to something new and can handle a little heat :)
Katrina Shearlaw - 30 July 2023
I bought the workshop as a present for my husband for being so supportive in my own glass journey. As soon as he watched Blown Away on netflicks, he was hooked and fascinated by the skill so I thought it was only fair to support him with his interest. We both thoroughly enjoyed our experience. It was even better than we imagined. Bethany and Katie are amazingly patient and fun to spend time with. We were taught three different skills and are already proud of what we achieved in a day. We are booked on the masterclass with Elliot next and can't recommend these guys enough. Thank you Bethany & Katie for making our day a fabulous one to remember. Katrina & Jim x
Heather Coles - 23 July 2023
A fantastic day with excellent tutors. Beth and Katie are incredibly knowledgeable and skilled and are excellent teachers. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and looking forward to receiving my finished pieces.
Katie Trace - 4 July 2023
The full day glass blowing was a gift to my husband after being hooked on the Netflix series Blown Away. It was a brilliant day and fascinating to experience glass blowing at first hand. We were guided through each process safely and in an enjoyably relaxed way and we each made made three uniquely personal glass pieces throughout the day. Thank you so much Bethany and Katie We're still hooked! 😊
Hannah Dyson - 1 July 2023
Absolutely amazing day, didn’t want it to end!! Small group with two instructors (Kath and Beth). Great atmosphere and great conversations/ discussions about glass blowing. We made three items - a paper weight , bowl and a drinking glass. I’ve now got the bug and will be booking the return beginnners class. Oh a lunch was lovely too 😁
Phillipa Everard - 27 June 2023
AMAZING day! I could not recommend this experience more! Beth and Kate are amazing, the engagement and learning in this fabulous.
Brian Cole - 7 April 2023
A really good day. The Blowfish Team, Elliot and Bethany, were very good at getting the skills across. Enjoyed making the three items; posted and arrived safely to my home 4 days later. Blowfish make some amazing stuff. Well worth a look.
katie drummond - 3 April 2023
Fantastic one day course in Glass blowing. Bethany and Eliot were so passionate and brilliant teachers. We did this as a group of friends. Highly recommend this.
edel gardner - 3 April 2023
Really fantastic workshop
Gez - 19 March 2023
An impressive set up , professional competent and caring coaching from Bethany . A truly awesome enlightening experience of the amazing world of glass blowing .. blowfish style !
Joanne Weston - 19 March 2023
The full day beginner masterclass was a fabulous experience. I'd wanted to try glass blowing for a long time and finally had the opportunity. I was in a group of 5 and the instructor, Katie had an assistant, Olivia. Katie was brilliant. It was obvious that she was very experienced and talented. She was hyper aware of what was going on around her, with 5 complete novices to keep an eye on and she kept us all super safe - no injuries from the extremely hot furnaces and glass. The instruction was spot on and was delivered confidently and with humour. I was feeling very tired by the end of the 6 hours, while Katie was alert to the end. The lunch was a lovely buffet style and gave us a chance to chat and learn about what had brought us all to Blowfish at the Red House Glass Cone for this experience. I am a local though 2 participants had travelled from Warwick and another from Germany! I am excited to collect my 3 finished pieces in a couple of weeks to see how the colours turn-out when they have cooled. I thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone wanting to experience glass blowing or any creative glass activity.
Gill Silversides - 21 February 2023
Absolutely brilliant, not just any old glassblowing experience, we got to work with top flight international glass artists who were so generous and friendly. We love our creations and can't believe the day whizzed by so quickly, really exciting. The one to one tuition plus watching everyone elses experineces meant we produced pieces to be proud of. We will be back!
Eleanor - 15 January 2023
Me and my partner thoroughly enjoyed our days glass blowing and are very excited to receive the items we made. Everything is demonstrated and explained well and you are helped every step of the way when making your glass items . I definitely recommend this course.
Archie Miles - 15 January 2023
Absolutely brilliant day with lovely folks doing the teaching & making it a fascinating and fun experience. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to try something new & different
Abigail Hulls - 4 December 2022
Absolutely outstanding. Beth is such a great teacher, and the glassblowing was so much fun. I would recommend this workshop to anyone.
Hayley Allison - 16 November 2022
So much fun! Bethany was an excellent teacher and so nice. I had an excellent time
Jen Cowling - 15 November 2022
My sister and I absolutely loved this course. It was so enjoyable and really hands on. Beth, Kate and Eleri were all fab, we had such a laugh but felt completely safe and looked after at the same time. It's safe to say we're hooked and will be returning as soon as we can!
Jack Briggs - 14 November 2022
Absolutely amazing course, instructor was perfect and had the best time!
João Lebre - 13 November 2022
What a fantastic, fun day! The workshop looks amazing, situated right in the middle of an area full of history for glass makers - museums, shops, old kilns... Beth made us feel warm and welcome, and Huskie was an incredible instructor who helped us craft some fantastic pieces (even if you are a total beginner like me). There was a clear progression through the day, and everyone was engaged and having fun. I honestly can't wait to come back!
Alice - 16 September 2022
A truly once in a lifetime experience! If you thought glassblowing was only for people with strong muscles, it's just the weight of the broom, and it's a beautiful art full of gentle movement working with this wonderful material. This course was a full day of making and helping in a small group and taking home you own design. The lunch was fab, the fun with the experts and people was great, high highly high recommends this course if you fancy learning glass blowing!!!
Claudio Martell - 25 August 2022
Really enjoyed the glassblowing course, would recommend it to anyone wanting a try.
nicola lloyd - 21 August 2022
Glassblowing has been a long held fascination for me and this workshop did not disappoint! Beth is a great teacher, constantly encouraging, directing and complimenting. Lots of hands-on time, flexibility with colours, designs , shapes etc - and time flies by! Great set up - small and personal - can’t wait to see my 3 unique glass pieces (paperweight, bowl and glass) when they’re posted back to me after cooling. Already looking to return to feed my fascination!
Stevie Davies - 18 July 2022
From the moment I arrived, I knew it was going to be a great day! We were all made to feel so very welcome, like Bethany was just happy sharing hot shop with us newbies. A perfect combination of relaxed and fun but with the right amount of technical info thrown in. Bethany's passion and skill shines through when she's demonstrating (and talking at the same time, she makes it look so easy!) and everyone in the group was able to achieve some fabulous glass objects to treasure forever. Can not recommend these sessions enough, I know I'll be back.
Stevie Davies - 18 July 2022
From the moment I arrived, I knew it was going to be a great day! We were all made to feel so very welcome, like Bethany was just happy sharing hot shop with us newbies. A perfect combination of relaxed and fun but with the right amount of technical info thrown in. Bethany's passion and skill shines through when she's demonstrating (and talking at the same time, she makes it look so easy!) and everyone in the group was able to achieve some fabulous glass objects to treasure forever. Can not recommend these sessions enough, I know I'll be back.
Bradley Bishop - 13 July 2022
Wow, what a fantastic day! Booked a one day glass blowing course with my Daughter & we both absolutely loved it. Beth was so great at making what is a complex process seem easy & helped us through every step. I am so pleased with the volume of glass blowing we each did, a paper weight, a bowl, a vase & a bauble. Can't wait to see the final results arrive in the post. Thanks Beth.
Tracey Lavendar - 12 July 2022
If you’ve always wanted to have a go at Glass Blowing , stop thinking about it and book a full day Masterclass with Bethany @ Blowfish Glass. I had and absolutely amazing day, learnt so much and made 3 pieces , a paperweight, bowl and vase (can’t wait to pick them up ) Bethany is fantastic and patient and is with you every step of the way (as was Katie, also fabulous) Thank you for helping me fulfil a dream of having a go a glass blowing after so many years of wanting to do it!! I will most definitely be back for more courses, thank you again 🥰😁