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 are happy to announce that the studio has survived the Covid19 outbreak with only one of our staff catching the virus, and we have now switched on the furnaces again. However, for the time being the studio is only open by appointment. We will update this page when that situation changes.
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.