Make a Hanging Heart or a Heart Paperweight for the one you love

Make a Hanging Heart or a Heart Paperweight for the one you love Course

Make a Hanging Heart or a Heart Paperweight for the one you love Taster Course

Exciting, hands-on 90 minute workshop, where you’ll make your own Hanging Heart or Heart Paperweight to treasure or give as a gift. No experience is necessary as you will be guided every step of the way

Each place costs £85 inc VAT per person. Payment is required with booking. We’ll need to anneal your piece overnight, and then it will need grinding and polishing, which is included in the price but takes time. So it will usually be available for collection a couple of days later. Alternatively, we can safely pack and send your heart to you. You can book this online at a cost of £20.

If you want to make more than one heart, you can book more than one space. There isn’t really a limit, but if you want to make more than 10, we could arrange a special session for you.

The cost of the glass heart is included in the course price.

The course is open to adults and children aged 9 and over. Children aged between 9 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please email if you would like to bring children younger than 9.

At Adam Aaronson’s glassmaking studio in West Horsley, Surrey, this glass making short taster course is an exciting and intensive experience. We’ve planned it to introduce beginners to the wonders of hot glass. You don’t need to have any experience  as you will be guided every step of the way. Please see the calendar for available dates.

Our Make a Hanging Heart or a Heart Paperweight for the one you love glassmaking short taster course lasts around 90 minutes and generally caters for up to 12 people.

We start each session with a safety briefing. Then Adam Aaronson gives a demonstration showing the method that each person will use to make the item of their choice, with assistance from Adam and one of his assistants.

You will  work in turn on an individual basis with Adam and his assistant to create your unique piece.

We adapt to each individual’s ability, giving you more or less assistance as required. This event is great fun to do on your own or together with a group of family and friends.

If you would like to make more than one heart, just book two or more spaces.

You can book online using the Book Now button above. If you have any questions please call us on 01483 375035 or email

Please note that, as with all hot glass items, we need to anneal your paperweight overnight, so they will usually be available for collection a couple of days later or you can pay online for us to send your work to you (see Delivery section). 

We also have longer, more intensive, beginners’ glassblowing courses most weekends – see here.

We also run regular half day beginners courses on most weekends throughout the year. Click here for details

We also run shorter glassblowing taster courses on Fridays and some Saturday mornings. Click here for details

If you have a short taster course voucher you can use this towards a half day course and pay the balance if you prefer. You can also use a bauble course voucher towards the taste course and pay the balance. You need to email us to arrange the upgrade as the website only registers the voucher against the exact course it relates to.

Terms and Conditions


Places on a course are only secured on receipt of full payment, with booking via our online calendar.


You will receive an email confirmation of your online booking. Pre-course/event information will usually be sent by email in advance including information on anything that you may need to bring.

What to Wear:
All safety equipment and materials are provided. 
Please dress appropriately for a hot workshop environment. We recommend sturdy flat enclosed shoes (trainers are ideal, no sandals or flip flops), jeans or long trousers and a long-sleeved T-shirt or shirt. Natural fibres are best for a hot environment. Please tie back long hair and remove jewellery that might get caught on equipment.


For cancellations of any course bookings made four weeks or more in advance of the course date, we offer a 75% refund or one free date change.

For cancellations of any course bookings made between two and four weeks in advance of the date, we offer a 60% refund or one date change with a £20 administration fee.

For cancellations of any course bookings with less than two weeks notice, we offer a date change subject to an administration fee according to the scale below:

Half day course: One place £50, extra places £40 each

Tumblers, Paperweight, Animal , Heart courses: One place £25, extra places £20

Bauble course: One place £20, extra places £15 each

If a date change has been requested and confirmed, we cannot offer any further refunds or date changes on a subsequent cancellation for the same booking.



Courses are inclusive of all basic materials and safety equipment. All items produced on the course by students are theirs to keep.

Delivery Of Coursework:

Your glass heart needs to anneal in a kiln overnight. Our team will then grind and polish the base before signing it with your name and a special message for the recipient if requested, so usually you can collect your work a couple of days later. Alternatively, we can arrange delivery to a UK address – this usually costs £20 including packing and packaging materials.

Class Size:

Class sizes are usually a maximum of twelve people, but sometimes there may be more or fewer participants.

Safety Briefing:

All courses begin with a detailed safety briefing and all students are asked to sign a form confirming they have listened to, and understood, the briefing.


Adam Aaronson Glass Studio reserves the right to postpone, or cancel the date of courses should it become necessary and for whatever reason. Students will be notified as soon as possible and alternative dates will be arranged or a full refund given.

Course Admission:

Adam Aaronson Glass Studio reserves the right to refuse to admit any person who in our opinion is not in a condition to safely undertake the course. We also reserve the right to terminate a course, or exclude an individual, for any improper or unacceptable behaviour. Should this be the case, no fees will be refunded.


We reserve the right to use on our website, or for publicity purposes, any photographs we might take during a course, including those of course participants. Students may take photographs during the course where safety permits.

Send us a message, call 01483 375035 or email for further information.

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