Adam Aaronson Glass Studio.
A great space in leafy Surrey, ideal for making glass and learning to make glass, with a gallery exhibiting a wide selection of Adam Aaronson’s glass for sale. Visitors welcome from Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 4.45pm, except Bank Holidays.
West Horsley is the perfect location – just 15 minutes from the beautiful, historic town of Guildford, and less than an hour by train or car from London. The Studio is just five minutes from Horsley train station, on the line from Waterloo to Guildford, and we are happy to arrange to pick up/drop off course students or customers at the station if driving is not an option.
There are a number of National Trust properties within 5-15 minutes of the Studio, including Hatchlands and Polesdon Lacy, and we find that some visitors like to combine a visit to us with a trip to one or more of these amazing historic houses.
The 2,400 sq ft Studio is large and airy with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. It is down a small lane off the main Guildford to Leatherhead Road (A246), and there is plenty of space for visitors to park, with an outdoor seating area for refreshments in the warmer weather. Scroll down for more details and directions for how to find us.
Visiting Us – Opening Hours
We are open to the public
January – October:
November and December: Mon-Sunday
except most Bank Holidays and we are usually closed between Christmas and New Year.
During weekdays, our dedicated team of four staff, led by master glassblower Eddie King, make glass the traditional way, by hand, either working with Adam in a team, or making some of the pieces designed by Adam.
Eddie started glassblowing as an apprentice at Whitefriars nearly 50 years ago. He is a very experienced and skilled maker and has also worked for Wedgwood Glass, Langham Glass and Edinburgh Crystal during his long career.
Our current team includes UCA Farnham Graduate, Eleanor Hughes as well as Sam MacAlpine, Barbara Wakefield and Molly Wiggins, Jazz Woods and Candice Wu all of whom joined us after undertaking one of our courses, and Kate Josty who is our Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator.
Former team members Holly Hooper and Aria Kiani have just graduated from the Royal College of Art and are just a couple of our former assistants who have gone on to develop successful careers in glass.
The studio is an active participant in the local Surrey Arts scene. Adam is a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, Surrey Sculpture Society, Guildford Arts and we are sponsors of West Horsley in Bloom, an annual event for which Adam makes a special trophy – The Judges’ Award.
Adam was recently honoured to have been invited as the featured artist at the Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden at Birtley House, Bramley
We are looking forward to the biennial West Horsley Summer Fete in September, where we will have a stand.
During the past year we have arranged demonstrations for a number of groups, including The Arts Society, Grayshott among others.
Adam Aaronson Glass Studio, Foxbury Barn, Epsom Road, West Horsley KT24 6AR.
We are located on the A246 (Epsom Road) midway between Leatherhead and Guildford, adjacent to Squires Garden Centre, on the west side of the road. (NB SATNAV takes you to the wrong place!)
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and for the actual studio: https://w3w.co/palace.walks.scars
From the East: look out for Squires Garden Centre on the right. The entrance to Foxbury is immediately after Squires and is a sharp right turn.
From the West: look out for a wooden footbridge over the road. The entrance to Foxbury is the second driveway after this. If you reach Squire’s Garden Centre, you’ve gone too far.
The entrance is a long narrow driveway opposite Open View
Farm and has small white marker posts.
Access lane to Foxbury Barn: To confirm that you are in the right drive, as you drive down towards Foxbury Barn, the house to the right hand side of the drive is called Woodside and has solar panels and the house to the left hand side of the drive is called Ashwood House and has a thatched roof.