Bauble blowing at Bristol Blue Glass is back

Bauble blowing at Bristol Blue Glass is back

Posted on: 09 Sep 2020

Try your hand at city’s long-established glassmaking tradition. 

 

Did you know? Bristol has a glassmaking tradition which stretches back centuries, and Bristol Blue Glass has been keeping it alive since 1988.

 

With years of experience, the team have mastered the skills required to blow glass by hand in a time-honoured fashion.

 

As well as being open for the public to watch glassmakers at work, the Bristol Blue Glass Studio on Bath Road usually welcomes guests to try blowing their own bauble under the expert tuition of glassmakers. 

 

This interactive opportunity, of course, has been off-limits for the past few months due to COVID-19.Bauble blowing at Bristol Blue Glass, pre-COVID-19Bauble blowing at Bristol Blue Glass, pre-COVID-19

 

But now, thanks to a clever solution thought up by the Bristol Blue Glass team, bauble bowling is back. 

 

Using a rubber hose with removable tips, the team have upped the distance between instructor and guest, while still allowing for participants to blow into their bauble.

 

The team have also installed a protective screen between instructor and participant, and staff will wear gloves during workshops. 

 

You can watch a demonstration of the updated experience here: 

 

 

Fun for both children and adults, the experience is facilitated with traditional techniques – no moulds or machines are used. The result? Unique baubles, every time.

 

A bauble blowing experience costs £25 per guest. To book, visit the Bristol Blue Glass website


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Article by:

Kate Hutchison

 


Kate Hutchison, Content Editor of 365Bristol.com

Get in touch with Kate at kate@365bristol.com