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Learn from the best

expert tuition from our artists

Bruce Marks with Saskia Rumbelow

Creating the FT Bauble, 2014

Image courtesy FT Weekend. Photo: Victoria Birkinshaw

Get your hands dirty

we'll guide you step by step

Experience Days

Join us for a once in a lifetime creative experience and unlock the secrets of glassblowing…

  • Spend a day in one of Europe’s foremost hot glass studios
  • Tuition by the UK’s most respected glass artists
  • A full day of hands-on creative learning (09:30 – 17:30)
  • Make 3 unique pieces that you will keep and treasure forever
  • Learn to use the blowing iron and experiment with colour and shape
  • Includes the use of all materials and equipment
  • Lunch in one of Bermondsey Street’s culinary hotspots
  • The cost of the full day including all materials, lunch and the finishing of your pieces is £500 per person.
  • We now offer the option of a follow-up class: ‘Part II’ – see the FAQs below for more details.

For more details or to book an Experience Day please email Laura McKinley at experiences@londonglassblowing.co.uk or call +44 (0) 207 403 2800

Available 2019 Dates

Beginners’ Experience Days

January 12th – FULLY BOOKED
March 9th – FULLY BOOKED
March 23rd -FULLY BOOKED
April 13th – FULLY BOOKED
April 27th – One space left!
May 25th – One space left!
July 6th –  FULLY BOOKED
July 20th – FULLY BOOKED
August 3rd -FULLY BOOKED
August 31st – Five spaces available
September 7th – FULLY BOOKED
September 28th – FULLY BOOKED
October 12th – FULLY BOOKED
October 26th -FULLY BOOKED
November 23rd -FULLY BOOKED
December 7th -One space left
December 14th – One space left

Part II Experience Days

January 26th – FULLY BOOKED
April 6th – FULLY BOOKED
June 22nd – FULLY BOOKED
August 17th – FULLY BOOKED
November 9th -FULLY BOOKED



We also offer Experience Day Gift Vouchers if you’d like to buy your loved one a once in a lifetime experience! Click here to learn more and to buy a Voucher online >>

Anthony was a wonderful instructor and under his guidance we all managed to create some amazing pieces - truly a day I'll never forget!

Laura Donahue


What will I learn?

These popular sessions are designed to teach basic techniques under the tuition of our highly qualified glass artists. The emphasis of the day is to provide an enjoyable and productive hands-on experience. Through demonstration and close supervision you will quickly acquire an understanding of the working properties of glass in its molten form and gain the confidence to manipulate this extraordinary material in a variety of ways.

How many pieces will I make?

You will explore form, texture, colour and pattern to create 3 objects including blown vessels. The tweet below shows an example of what you can create during the day.

How long is the day?

All Experiences last the whole day, from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, with an hour lunch break.

When can I collect my pieces?

After cooling in our annealing kiln for 36 hours, your pieces will be finished by your tutor and must be collected during the following week. Alternatively we can ship your pieces to you at an additional cost (approximately £20 for UK delivery).

How many students are there?

A maximum of six students are enrolled with two experienced tutors, (3 students per bench) so while instruction and learning is intensive, the day is most stimulating and highly enjoyable.

Are there age restrictions?

For health and safety reasons, students must be a minimum of 18 years old.

Do I need to be super-strong or have incredible lungs…?

Not at all. Our expert tutors will guide you throughout and the pieces you will be making will not be exceptionally heavy. Whilst you do need a bit of puff in your lungs, you certainly don’t need to be an olympic athlete.

How much is an Experience Day?

The cost for the Beginners’ Day is £500 and a Part II Experience is £600. These both include a light lunch at a Bermondsey Street restaurant, all tuition and materials and the finishing of your pieces.

When are the Experience Days?

These Experience Days are held on a Saturdays and owing to their popularity, early booking is recommended. View the list of dates above to see availability.

Do you cater for corporate / group days?

Yes we do – click here to view our Corporate Experiences page and then contact us to discuss a bespoke package.


I cannot say enough great things about the day or the studio - just a wonderful place to be! I think I enjoyed the Part II course even more than Part I because I was able to focus more on the techniques and had a better grasp of the basics like shaping, picking up glass, using the tools, and I felt more familiar in the studio. The tutors were exceptional as always - so patient, helpful and genuinely excited to watch our collaborative creations come to life.

Susanne Soliman


Any Questions?

Get in touch with Laura McKinley via experiences@londonglassblowing.co.uk or call +44(0)207 403 2800


One of the most stimulating and creative experiences I have ever had.

Margaret Ellis


Thank you for an amazing workshop - literally a dream come true!

Maria Johnson


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