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Christmas Open House

Everything you need to know

Heirloom Baubles by Peter Layton

New series this year!

Handmade Festive Gifts

Both Large and Small

Philip Vallentin

'Even Little Weiwei'

Lampworked Glass on Wood.

ingenious baubles

by our resident artists

Christmas Gifts

From a range of different artists

Sabrina Cant


Cast Glass.

Christmas Open House

18.11.16 - 24.12.16

From Friday, the 18th of November, 2016 to Saturday December 24th, 2016, London Glassblowing, the UK’s foremost hot-glass studio and gallery will be hosting its annual Christmas Open House.

Alongside the welcoming glow of the roaring furnaces, visitors are treated to excellent homemade mince pies and mulled wine as they browse a treasure trove of unique, free blown glass pieces by Peter Layton and his team of resident artists.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect hand-made Christmas gift, a studio piece at a generous price, or the chance to watch the experts in action, London Glassblowing has it all.

Open: Mon-Sat 10am – 6 pm, and Sunday 11am – 5pm during the Open House. 

December 24 – 10 am to 3 pm

December 25 to January 6 – Closed

Resident artists: Anthony Scala, Bruce Marks, Cathryn Shilling, Tim Rawlinson, Jochen Ott, Elliot Walker, Hanne Enemark, Layne Rowe, Laura McKinley, Louis Thompson, Peter Layton.

Guest artists: Alison Lowry, Backhaus & Brown and Egeværk, Harry Morgan, Philip Vallentin, Ruth Shelley, Sabrina Cant, Sally Dunnett, Vezzini & Chen, Morag Reekie


Please note our final shipping date for International orders is the 17th of December, and UK orders the 20th of December. We are offering Free Shipping throughout the Christmas Open House on orders over £100 of Peter Layton’s work. 


Bauble Making Sessions


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Try your hand at glassblowing in a short, taster session this Christmas and make a glass bauble to treasure forever. The ultimate DIY project, London Glassblowing is offering your chance to have a glimpse at the heat and magic of an ancient craft. You’ll see firsthand the skill and expertise of the glassblowers as they guide you in the creation of your own unique bauble. After the bauble cools down over 2 days, participants can return to pick up their bauble and see their finished work.

Dates available:

Friday, 2 December – 2pm to 5pmFully Booked!

Friday 16 December – 2pm to 5pm – Fully Booked!

The cost of the session is £50 per person, making 1 bauble. Participants must be 18 and over, and must sign a waiver to participate.

Contact the gallery at 0207 403 2800 or gallery@londonglassblowing.co.uk. When you book you can reserve an appointed time, spaces are twenty minutes long.

Philip Vallentin Demonstration


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London Glassblowing is pleased to welcome flameworker Philip Vallentin for an entertaining demonstration Saturday, December 10th, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. His charming flameworked animals are also available in the gallery, birds in a spectrum of colours, sheep, penguins and other delightful pieces, certain to be the perfect gift for someone on your Christmas list.

baubles by our resident artists


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  • Trivium Bauble, Laura McKinley
  • Ore Bauble, Enemark & Thompson
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  • Ice Fronds Bauble, Jochen Ott
  • Moon Bauble, Bruce Marks

Earlier in the year, London Glassblowing hosted a friendly Christmas bauble making competition among our resident artists which yielded many covetable pieces.

Some treasures from the competition include Laura McKinley’s Trivium Bauble in festive colours which has a gentle twisting movement. The Ore Bauble by Enemark & Thompson, mixing white and gold strands of glass in a transparent form. In his Ice Fronds bauble, Jochen Ott has created a wintery landscape with delicate etching. Bruce Marks’ Moon Baubles have a gentle lustre and a rugged texture and would be beautiful on any tree.

All of the baubles from the competition will be on display and available for sale in the gallery.

Shop Online

Click here to shop for Heirloom Baubles, and Miniatures by Peter Layton. We are pleased to present new styles and colourways this year.


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