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An Introduction to Glass Blowing: Half-day Saturday course

At Aaronson Noon, a leading studio in west London, our half-day course is an exciting and intensive experience aimed at introducing beginners or novices to the wonders of hot glass.

Our dedicated team of skilled makers offer instruction at a ratio of no more than three pupils per tutor – so you can be sure of individual attention and impressive results.

During the course you will be introduced to techniques such as:

• Gathering molten glass from a furnace,
• Shaping and working the glass using a variety of tools,
• Working with glass colours,
• Blowing a glass vessel.

By the end of the course, we expect you to have made several pieces, usually including a paperweight, a small sculpture and a blown vessel, which will be yours to keep and treasure!

Each course is three hours long – either on a Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon. This includes time before and after the “hands on” part of the course for briefings and instructions. All safety equipment and materials are provided. The morning course starts at 10am and the afternoon course starts at 2.15pm.

Half-day introductory courses cost £180 per person, £340 for two people booking together or £480 for three people booking together (all prices include VAT). Group bookings of up to 16 people can also be arranged for private, corporate or team building events. Our courses also make a unique gift – please contact us to purchase a gift voucher.

To book a course, or for details of course dates, please call please call 020 7610 1900 or email Payment is required with booking and all courses are non-refundable.

For images taken during our glass blowing courses please click the link below.

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"We just finished our glassblowing course the other day and wanted to write to say what a fantastic time we had! Adam was very friendly and a great teacher for us to have for our first time ever working with glass. He was full of compliments, but we thought his skills and manner made the day! Thank you for a great afternoon!\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" John Terenzini.

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"I was astonished at the insight it gave me into the material of glass itself.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" Caroline Swash.

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"The right amount of time, the right amount of challenge, good explaining, fun, satisfaction at having made things.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" John Rockliff

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