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Supporting Laurie Todd Foundation

I am supporting the Laurie Todd Foundation which was set up by my friend Maundy Todd to fund Oesophagal cancer research for Kingston Hospital Charity, “because Early Diagnosis will save lives”. Laurie was, sadly, the second person I knew who died from Oesophageal Cancer. My “brother-in-law” Peter Baker had also been diagnosed with this a […]

Glassblowing for Children

Glassblowing for Children Glassblowing is a fabulous experience for young people. It is great having children in the studio and we generally get very good results with our younger students. Children aged 9 and upwards, accompanied by an adult, can participate in most of our courses, see below, and you can purchase vouchers for these […]

Covid19 and our Glassblowing Courses

You can now book our courses online through the relevant calendars If you click here to sign up to the newsletter we will let you know if there are any imminent changes owing to Covid. One of the features of the course is been that it is very “hands on”. The way I teach glassblowing, […]

Packing Safely

Packing Safely I always say to my students “If you want to be a glassmaker learn how to pack first” because packing safely is really the key to success. My Packing History I have been packing safely on and off for more than 40 years and shipping glass to more than 20 countries. I’ve never […]

Christmas Bauble Taster Sessions

Christmas Bauble Taster Sessions 2019 We’re still taking bookings for our popular Christmas Bauble Taster Sessions for 2019. We’ve been organising these “make your own Christmas decoration” sessions for several years now and we’ve found that they’ve always been a great success. So much so, that in fact some people come back year after year […]

Glassblowing during Guildford Heritage Open Days

Glassblowing during Guildford Heritage Open Days We are going to be glassblowing during Guildford Heritage Open Days this year on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September. In the mornings we have special Taster Courses You will need to pre-book online if you would like to do a taster course. The cost is £50 […]

Inspiration Silent Auction

  Inspiration Silent Auction Earlier this year the Whalley family offered me the exceptional privilege of holding a one-man show of my glass sculpture at Birtley House. The exhibition is called Inspiration in the Garden and the title piece is called Inspiration. You can watch a film made by Luke Whatley-Bigg about the exhibition here. […]