Easter Egg Treasure Hunt

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt with a difference.

Here is an Easter Egg Treasure Hunt that everyone can do, even with their eyes shut! All you need to do is make your way to Quaich in East Horsley, or The Stockyard at Horsley station and you can buy one of these lovely glass eggs by Adam Aaronson Glass Studio for yourself. These will be available from Wednesday 23rd March.

This fundraiser is part of the Waterbabies Challenge, which Adam Aaronson has been very excited about and proud to support over the past two years. Record breaking Atlantic rower Callum Gathercole has been raising funds for three charities and our Easter Egg Hunt aims to help reach his target, with the entire proceeds being donated to Brace – Brain Tumour Research.

Each egg costs £10 and they are available from Quaich in East Horsley and The Stockyard at Horsley Station. The eggs are sold on a lucky dip basis. They’re all pre-wrapped, so you just hand over your tenner and rummage. You can have as many goes as you like at £10 per go, but there are only 60 eggs available, so get your skates on!

The Treasure:
Hidden in the lucky dip are six special eggs. These have special stars engraved on the base. The starred eggs are the Treasure you are searching for.

If you find an egg with a single star, you win another egg, free. There are three of these eggs, mixed in with the others.

If your egg has two stars, you can redeem this against a “make your own paperweight session” during Surrey Artists Open Studios in June http://adamaaronson.com/hot-glass-taster-sessions/ There are three eggs with two stars, hidden among the others.

The colours are assorted and there is no limit to how many you can buy, while stocks last.

Update: Wednesday 23 March, 8.30pm
The eggs have been incredibly popular and earlier today, The Stockyard and Quaich had virtually sold out, raising almost £600 for Brace, so many thanks to Su and Robin for handling the sales. So we have packed up another batch of around 50 eggs which have been selling today, on the same basis, with special stars hidden among them. So if you haven’t yet got one, there are still some left, and we hope to reach a four figure sum for the charity.

Update: Friday April 1st. We’ve exceeded our original target and have now raised £860. There are still a few eggs left at Quaich and these will be available until close of business on Saturday 2nd April. It would be great to reach £1,000…

 

Adam Aaronson Glass at Knebworth Glass Fair

Adam Aaronson Glass at Knebworth Glass Fair

Adam is delighted that some of his work will be available for purchase at the Knebworth Glass Fair, including some of his new seascapes which feature subtle lustre effects.

He will be represented by Liz and Michael Flatter on Stand 34 in Hall 3.

Over the Christmas break, Adam and his partner Sue visited the Woking Antiques and Collectors Fair.

“We stopped at a stand with a fine display of studio glass and I noticed a rather nice piece of my glass that I had made in the late 1990s, so I picked it up to have a closer look. When the stallholder began to explain to me about the work and that it was a unique piece by Adam Aaronson, Sue interjected ‘This is Adam Aaronson’ and everyone burst out laughing”

The exhibitors introduced themselves as Liz and Michael Flatter, and Adam and Sue spent some time chatting with them, discussing Adam’s work, glass in general and fairs. Adam invited the Flatters to visit the studio, saying “What I really need is someone like you to represent me at fairs like the Glass Fair”.

One thing led to another and Adam is happy to announce that he has appointed Liz and Michael Flatter to represent him and to display and sell his work at selected Antique and Collectors’ fairs.These include, among others, the Knebworth Glass Fair.

Waterbabies Atlantic Row

Adam Aaronson Glass Studio is supporting the terrific Waterbabies Atlantic Row.

If you’ve been watching the news, you’re probably aware that Callum Gathercole is aiming to break the world record as the youngest solo rower to cross the Atlantic and at the same time to raise an awe-inspiring £280,000 for three charities: Princess Alice Hospice, Brace, funding Research into Alzheimer’s and Brain Tumour Research. Callum and his family live in East Horsley, just a stone’s throw from our glass blowing studio in West Horsley and many of the friends we have made since our move here, including Quaich in East Horsley, are also backing Callum. If the recent weather has been getting you down, spare a thought for Callum who is out in the mid-Atlantic in somewhat worse weather conditions!

At the time of writing Callum and his fund-raising team have passed the £230,000 mark and at Adam Aaronson Glass Studio we are all very proud to have been involved with raising £1,250 towards his target. We achieved this by donating two auction prizes for special themed glassblowing events, which attracted substantial bids at the 2014 and 2015 fund-raising Balls. The first event was a once-in-a-lifetime glassblowing experience to work with Adam to create a special landscape bowl and the second was an exciting Christmas Bauble blowing session for a family group.

We were thrilled to hear that Callum and his team had added Adam’s name to the list of sponsors painted on the side of “Small and Mighty” so we really feel we are crossing the Atlantic with him and are following his progress on the race-tracker page and on Facebook.

We are already planning what to donate as this year’s auction prize for this great cause, so keep an eye on our events page for an update if you would like an opportunity to win it, but in the meantime there’s nothing to stop you popping over to Callum’s Just Giving page and making a donation.

Adam Aaronson Glass at the Mall Galleries

Adam Aaronson Glass at the Mall Galleries.

Adam will be exhibiting at the Mall Galleries with the Society of Designer Craftsmen this week and will have a selection of his recent “landscapes” on display.

Adam has also made, specially for this fair, a selection of small “beachcomber” and “fresco” vases and bowls with prices starting at £25, which make ideal Christmas presents. There will also be paperweights, birds, elephants and more!

Designer Crafts at the Mall opens on Wednesday 16th December and runs through to Sunday 20th December. The fair opens daily at 10am and on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th is open late till 7pm. On Friday 18th and Saturday 19th it is open till 5pm. On the final day, Sunday 20th the fair closes at 4pm.

There will be a preview from 5pm till 9pm on Tuesday 15th December. Admission to the preview is free and no tickets are required.

 

Make your own Blown Glass Christmas Bauble

Still a few places available, so book now!

We’ve been running our popular bauble making sessions for several years now and they’ve always been a great success, so much so that some people come back year after year!
Each place costs £35 per person and payment is required with booking.

This is an exciting, hands-on workshop where you make your own blown glass Christmas bauble to keep and treasure or give as a gift. Why not come with a group of friends and family for a fun-filled pre-Christmas outing?

The sessions last around an hour and include a demonstration from Adam, who will then work with each person to blow their own bauble in a colour of their choice. If you’d like to make two baubles, just book two places!

After your bauble experience, you can browse our shop and gallery, packed with wonderful creative Christmas gifts, and enjoy a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Available sessions:
Thursday December 10
3.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 7pm
Friday December 11:
10am to 11am, 2.30pm to 3.30pm and 5pm to 6pm
Thursday December 17
3.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 7pm
Friday December 18
10am to 11am, 2.30pm to 3.30pm and 5pm to 6pm

For more information, or to book a place, please contact Adam by phone or email adam@adamaaronson.com

 

The sessions take place in our studio in West Horsley:

Foxbury Barn
Epsom Road
West Horsley
Surrey, KT24 6AR
Tel: 01483 375035

 

 

Glass blowing Team Building

Here is a review of a glass blowing team building session we recently held at the studio for a group of web designers, the London based 3Mil who designed our brilliant new website! The team came down on the train and we picked them up at Horsley station. After their glassblowing session, we dropped them off at the Onslow Arms in West Clandon, so they could catch the train back from Clandon after dinner. A great way to spend an away-day from work. You should try it one of these days!

 

Adam Aaronson at Craft in Focus RHS Wisley

Adam Aaronson at Craft in Focus RHS Wisley

We’ve been setting up for Craft in Focus at RHS Wisley which opens tomorrow, Wednesday 25th November and runs through to Sunday 29th November.

This is a super fair full of more than 150 exciting exhibitors so we are looking forward to seeing old friends there and making new ones too. Our stand number is B39 and this will be a splendid day out for visitors as the entrance fee includes access to the RHS gardens. Excellent food as well!

The fair is open from 9am to 6pm every day except on the last day, Sunday when it closes at 5pm.

We have a few vouchers that give you £2 off the entrance fee so if you would like one of these, please email adam@adamaaronson.com

Hillier Gardens Exhibition

Adam’s new sculptures on display at Art in the Garden.

These beautiful new sculptures inspired by birds in flight can be placed in gardens or ponds, and either displayed individually, or in groups of different configurations. Also in the exhibition are three of Adam’s ‘Cloud’ sculptures and three of his ‘Garden Within A Flower’ series.

Art in the Garden, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0QA. May 16 to October 18. For more details: www3.hants.gov.uk/hilliergardens/hilliers-whatson/aitg-2015.htm

Surrey Artists Open Studios coming up in June!

Adam will be throwing open the doors to his glassblowing Studio in June to mark his third year participating in the Surrey Artist Open Studios programme.

Visitors will be able to watch glassblowing demonstrations and browse through our on-site gallery. Adam is also offering short “taster” courses in glassmaking for those who would like to have a go! These courses are very popular so please call to book up soon.

Visits and demonstrations are free of charge. Taster courses cost £40 per person for a session which lasts up to an hour and a half, with a maximum of 10 people. You will be able to choose your favorite colour and choose to make a paperweight, bird or heart.

Open days, demonstration times and taster course dates below:

DateTime
Open daySaturday June 6th10am to 5pm
Open daySunday June 7th10am to 5pm
Taster courseThursday June 11th2:30pm to 4pm
DemonstrationsThursday June 11th6pm to 8pm
Taster courseFriday June 12th11am to 12:30pm
DemonstrationsFriday June 12th3:30pm to 5pm
Open daySaturday June 13th10am to 5pm
Open daySunday June 14th10am to 5pm
Taster courseThursday June 18th2:30pm to 4pm
DemonstrationsThursday June 18th6pm to 8pm
Taster courseFriday June 19th11am to 12:30pm
DemonstrationsFriday June 19th3:30pm to 5pm
Open daySaturday June 20th10am to 5pm
Open daySunday June 21st10am to 5pm

www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk