Guildford Heritage – Hot Glass Making Taster Sessions and Demonstrations

Hot Glass Making Taster Sessions and Demonstrations at Adam Aaronson Glass Studio during Guildford Heritage Open Days (see page 34)

Sept 8-11 Mornings: Hot Glass Making Taster Sessions; £40 per person (1.5 hours)

9.45am to 11.15am and 11.45am to 1.15pm

Make a paperweight, bird, heart or other solid glass object, or blow a Christmas bauble

Phone  01483 375035 to book. Up to 10 people per session. Or email

Payment is required with booking.

These hot glass taster courses are dynamic, hands-on workshops in which each participant makes their own coloured glass paperweight, bird, heart or other solid object from a choice of styles. These short courses are only run during Guildford Heritage Open Days and are not available at other times of the year, except to groups (see )

The session starts with a safety briefing and then a demonstration from Adam, showing the process that each person will use, with assistance from Adam and his assistant, Will, to make their paperweight or other item.

Next, each person chooses their colours and style and works with Adam and Will to create their unique piece. Paperweights and other items have to be annealed overnight and are generally ready for collection about a week after the course. The cost per person, per piece, is at the special Heritage Open Days rate of £40 including VAT.

These glassblowing courses are great fun for all ages and though mainly attended by adults, are also open to children aged from 11 years old. A parent, or other responsible adult must accompany children. Please advise when booking if participants will be under 18. No experience is necessary as we adapt to the individual’s ability, giving more or less assistance as required. Booking your experience ahead of your visit is recommended to avoid disappointment as spaces get booked up quickly.


Sept 8-11 Afternoons: Glassblowing Demonstrations by Adam Aaronson

2.30pm to 3.15pm,

3.30 to 4.15pm,

4.30pm – 5.15pm.

No booking required and admission is free