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Be festive all year with glass blowing and create your own paperweight and Christmas bauble

3.5 hours of discovery with Laura

Knowledge in glass blowing

Your own handmade bauble and paperweight

£125

per person

The workshop in detail

  • 3h30
  • 4 to 6 participants
  • 18 years min.
  • Join Laura for a creative journey at Molten 1090 where you'll explore the captivating world of glass artistry.

    To get started, you Laura will tell you all about the enchanting world of brand Molten 1090.

    Next, witness the magic as Laura demonstrates the mesmerising art of glass blowing.

    Laura will guide you through the intricate process, teaching you how to use specialised glass blowing tools and navigate the hotshop safely.

    Afterwards, it's time to craft your own masterpieces. Roll up your sleeves to create your unique paperweight and Christmas bauble, selecting from a palette of vibrant colours to infuse your personal touch into your designs.

    The artisan will show you how to use the punty, blowing iron, jacks, glass tweezers, glass colour and marver as you craft your exquisite glass pieces.

    Your crafted items will be ready for collection within just one week, serving as lasting mementos of your artistic adventure.

    Workshop location

    The workshop is easily accessible by public transport.

    This place is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Additional information

    Language of the workshop

    English

    Practical information

    Please wear clothing made from natural materials and ensure your arms are covered. Do not wear overly baggy clothing, especially around the arms. Wear flat, closed-toe shoes, preferably trainers and if you have long hair, please bring something to tie it up with. Please be aware that some areas of the studio can be cold when you are not actively working in the hotshop area, however we do have blankets to make up for it!

    Wecandoo - Meet Molten1090

    Meet Molten1090

    Glass blower

    Embark on a captivating journey into the world of glass blowing with Laura and Emily Smith, the sister duo behind Molten 1090. A distinguished graduate of Chelsea College of Art and the Edinburgh College of Art, Laura's 15-years of experience surround you in their beautiful glass studio. 

    What sets Molten 1090 apart is their profound commitment to a circular design ethos. With an unwavering focus on sustainability, Laura ingeniously transforms the broken into the beautiful, seamlessly weaving fragments into the fabric of her next projects. Her dedication to local production and collaboration with UK artisans speaks volumes about her ethical and collaborative approach.

    Laura's motivation to share her knowledge is rooted in her desire to introduce others to her distinctive glass working philosophy. Through her workshops, participants gain an exclusive insight into her innovative methods and regenerative approach.

    Stepping into the Molten 1090 studio is a real treat. Bathed in natural light during the day, and decorated with beautiful ambient lighting of the studio's own design at night, it is full of Laura's collections and is a real hidden gem.

    Laura's work embodies not only technical mastery but also a deep connection to the materials she works with. Her passion extends beyond glass, with a genuine commitment to nurturing the environment and fostering a sense of community through her work.

    4 comments

    Alen M
    AM

    Alen M

    4/24/2024

    I went with my wife as a date activity. The experience was great and I'd highly recommend to do it.

    Fabia C
    FC

    Fabia C

    4/21/2024

    This was a really enjoyable workshop and a great taster session for anybody interested in the art of glass blowing. Emily was really friendly introducing the group to the studio and the process (and providing snacks!) and Laura was very knowledgeable and supportive in enabling us to create a paperweight and bauble in a way that always felt safe and never too daunting. I'd be interested in going back for the more advanced session to learn more about the skills involved in this amazing craft.

    Charlotte G
    CG

    Charlotte G

    11/26/2023

    I had such a wonderful time at the workshop yesterday! I came solo and Laura and Emily were so lovely, I immediately felt very welcome. I learned so much and really enjoyed getting to have a go at glassblowing. I would absolutely come back again for another workshop!

    Darren P
    DP

    Darren P

    10/30/2023

    What a great experience this was. I have always been fascinated by glass blowing. Laura demonstrated how to make the Christmas bauble and then we made our own! We also made a paperweight, which is my favourite for sure. It was also fascinating just watching others work on their own baubles and paperweights. There were plenty of snacks to keep us busy too. At the end of the class there were also glasses of red and white to keep us happy. I'll definitely do this again, next time with my partner.

    £125

    per person

    Offer