Make a Paperweight
We also offer the opportunity to have a go at making your own paperweight.
We demonstrate the process so that the participant can see a paperweight being made from start to finish. Then, with a little help from us, they add colour to the glass, stretch and bend it to mix in the colours, before shaping it into their own paperweight.
It only takes around 10-15 mins to make a paperweight, which then needs to cool down slowly overnight, this is called annealing and without it the glass will break.
If it is not possible to pick the paperweight up another day we can safely post it.
No experience is required and all materials are provided.
Minimum age for participation is 15 years. The cost is $90 and postage, if required, $15.
This is also great as a gentle, hands on, introduction to our private glassblowing classes.
Please phone or e-mail us for further information or to make a booking.