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Published March 4th 2019
Make your own glassware in just one day even for beginners
If you've ever struggled to find a meaningful birthday gift or Christmas present, why not check out this glassblowing course. Either gift it to someone else as an experience or try it yourself and give that special someone something you made just for them. I definitely found it to be the perfect gift for my parents over Christmas when I usually struggle to think of what to get them!
This is a full day course with a maximum of three students per day, where you learn to blow glass and create your own pieces to take home! You get to choose your own colour scheme and what items you get to make. It's also a nice way to make some new friends while you bond over just how hot it is in the room!
For each piece, you'll start by picking out what colours you wish to use, you'll grab a bit of glass and roll it over the colours.
Rolling the glass onto the coloured shards to pick them up.
Then comes the part that I personally struggled the most with, blowing the glass into shape! Everyone had a good giggle at how much trouble I had blowing the glass, but I managed to get there in the end!
The struggle was real, I must've stood there huffing and puffing to no end for ages!
Next, you get some help moulding the piece into whatever shape you're hoping to make. The tools are a little tricky to get a handle on, and my goodness that heat can really radiate out from the glass! It's very satisfying to be able to see your work unfold before your eyes and you can feel proud that you have made something with your own two hands.
Directing the tools was much more tricky than I thought, the teacher made it look so easy I was deceived!
I really can't stress enough that it gets deceptively hot in there, so make sure you have a nice cold drink with you (or if you're smart bring something frozen solid and let it melt throughout the day). Also, be cautious that you are handling molten glass, so be careful where you put your arms!
All in all, this definitely is a unique experience, and it's at a good price when you consider you get a lesson and something to take home with you!
So if you ever have a day to spare check it out and try something new!
Each student gets to take home 3 pieces that they've made! It may be a little wonky but that's just my flair showing.