Adam Aaronson Glass Studio
A great space in leafy Surrey. After nearly 20 years in London, Adam moved his Studio out to leafy Surrey in early 2013. Adam and his partner Sue love living in the country, with woodland walks on their doorstep and lots of country pubs nearby. In 2020 Adam and Sue moved to West Sussex where their labradoodle, Bertie appreciates the wide-open green spaces, so Adam now commutes over the South Downs to West Horsley.
West Horsley is the perfect location – just 15 minutes from the beautiful, historic town of Guildford, and less than an hour by train or car from London. The Studio is just five minutes from Horsley train station, on the line from Waterloo to Guildford, and we are happy to arrange to pick up/drop off course students or customers at the station if driving is not an option.
There are a number of National Trust properties within 5-15 minutes of the Studio, including Hatchlands and Polesdon Lacy, and we find that some visitors like to combine a visit to us with a trip to one or more of these amazing historic houses.
The 2,400 sq ft Studio is large and airy with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. It is down a small lane off the main Guildford to Leatherhead Road (A246), and there is plenty of space for visitors to park, with an outdoor seating area for refreshments in the warmer weather. Scroll down for more details and directions for how to find us.
Visiting Us – Opening Hours
We have now switched on the furnaces again. However, for the time being, the studio remains closed to the public except by appointment. For information about opening hours from April 2021 onwards and appointments click here.We will update this page when that situation changes. email to make an appointment »
For information about how Covid19 affects our courses please click here.
During weekdays, our dedicated team of four staff, led by master glassblower Eddie King, make glass the traditional way, by hand, either working with Adam in a team, or making some of the pieces designed by Adam.
Eddie started glassblowing as an apprentice at Whitefriars nearly 50 years ago. He is a very experienced and skilled maker and has also worked for Wedgwood Glass, Langham Glass and Edinburgh Crystal during his long career.
Candice Wu, who started glassblowing as one of Adam’s weekend students, left a career as a Ship broker to become a glassmaker.
Holly Hooper, a ceramicist and illustrator, joined the studio in 2019, switching careers from theatre production and now runs the cold shop. She is assisted by Aria Kiani, a fine artist who joined us in 2020.
The studio is an active participant in the local Surrey Arts scene. Adam is a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, Surrey Sculpture Society, Guildford Arts and we are sponsors of West Horsley in Bloom, an annual event for which Adam makes a special trophy – The Judges’ Award.
Adam was recently honoured to have been invited as the featured artist at the Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden at Birtley House, Bramley
We are looking forward to the biennial West Horsley Summer Fete in September, where we will have a stand.
During the past year we have arranged demonstrations for a number of groups, including The Arts Society, Grayshott among others.
Adam Aaronson Glass Studio, Foxbury Barn, Epsom Road, West Horsley KT24 6AR.
We are located on the A246 (Epsom Road) midway between Leatherhead and Guildford, adjacent to Squires Garden Centre, on the west side of the road. (NB SATNAV takes you to the wrong place!)
From the East: look out for Squires Garden Centre on the right. The entrance to Foxbury is immediately after Squires and is a sharp right turn.
From the West: look out for a wooden footbridge over the road. The entrance to Foxbury is the second driveway after this. If you reach Squire’s Garden Centre, you’ve gone too far.
The entrance is a long narrow driveway opposite Open View
Farm and has small white marker posts.
Access lane to Foxbury Barn: To confirm that you are in the right drive, as you drive down towards Foxbury Barn, the house to the right hand side of the drive is called Woodside and has solar panels and the house to the left hand side of the drive is called Ashwood House and has a thatched roof.