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 per person and the times are

Session one 0930 – 1115,

Session two 1130 – 1315.

There are up to 10 people per session and the cost is £50 per person, which includes all materials and the piece you make.
Details and calendar for online booking are here

In the afternoons, Adam will be demonstrating and the times of the glassblowing demonstrations are

Session one 1430-1530, Session two 1600-1700 on each day

You can also find all the details here

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.

Inspiration is a substantial sculpture. It is a collaborative work that I have been developing based on my “Boundaries” series of sculptures. My friend Mary Branson, the installation artist has acted as an unofficial mentor to the project.

So far, I have asked more than forty people to donate a word that inspires them. These words form part of the sandblast engraved decoration of the piece. I liked the idea of asking people to make a donation that wasn’t financial, to help create a piece that would raise funds for our chosen charity the Halow Project.

A diverse group of people have donated these words – artists and sculptors whom I admire, as well as members of my family, long standing friends and of course members of my team, past and present.

If you are not familiar with the Halow Project, click here  to see their website. They support young people with learning difficulties and work closely with Birtley House in giving them outdoor work experience.

I have donated my “Inspiration” sculpture to a silent auction for the HALOW project. If you would like to place a bid, please email Adam with your details and your bid.

It is very exciting to be able to announce that the current bid stands at £1,500 Bids will be accepted in increments of £100 so the next bid would be £1,600 and so on.

For guidance, similar sculptures are usually priced at £2,400 but we hope to raise considerably more than this sum for the Halow Project.



Thanks to Luke Whatley- Bigg for the images used here.