What you'll do
Guests will get a hands on experience learning the basics of Borosilicate glassblowing. They will learn the theories behind how to SAFELY work with a bench mounted torch to manipulate solid glass rods into sculpture, jewelry and paper weights. They will begin with the safety aspects, and move on to melting and working glass at the guest’s own pace and comfort, up to any level of glass working the guest is safely capable of.
I’m the Owner and Gallerist of Ivystone Studios a renovated 19th century barn turned contemporary art gallery. I have 20+ years experience as a scientific and artistic glassblower, specializing in anything from flasks and boiling vessels to pendants and paperweights. I have a glass studio here on the premises. I love teaching and sharing my knowledge of Borosilicate glass art, mainly because it is a relatively young art form that has just started within the last 100 years.
Glass working tools and materials, also any items teachers make during demo, or guests make are free for guests to take home
Where you'll be
Contemporary art gallery inside a 19th century renovated barn . Mainly in the adjacent glass studio with 4 glass working spaces two of which are used for guests/students
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 4 guests aged 18 and up can attend. Guest should be comfortable around an open flame
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.
Just bring an open mind, make sure you are awake and alert and ready to be safe and have fun
Borosilicate Glassblowing Lesson
£160 / personNew experience
£160 / person