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Glassblowing Lessons


"Just want to say what a fabulous time we had Malcolm is very patient and so willing to share his expertise, and a wonderful teacher. I can highly recommend a day blowing glass! Harder work than I thought it might be, but so rewarding, and an extra bonus to bring some pretty things home with me a day or so later. A wonderful welcome, and special thanks to Jean for the really tasty lunch and hospitality, and lovely touch of making sure we had some photos to remember the day. A perfect get-away-from-it-all day. Thank you so much!"

LESSONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE NOW UNTIL WE HAVE FOUND NEW PREMISES


To all our lovely customers and friends, the time has come for us to have a change. After 15 very happy years here in Penryn we are closing the gallery, packing up the workshop and having a gap year round the UK.

THE GALLERY HAS CLOSED AND THE WEBSITE IS ON HOLD UNTIL WE FIND NEW PREMISES.

During our year out we will find other premises to carry on glass making so do keep an eye on our Facebook page and website to follow our journey and see where we end up.


Maximum students per lesson are only 2 so the teaching and hands on experience is intensive and you will get a lot out of the lesson. You will come away with something you have actually made too!

We ask students to arrive at 9.30 for a short safety talk with coffee/tea and we get down to blowing at 10am.
We aim to have lunch at 1pm and back to the hot studio at 2pm finishing the lesson at 5pm or thereabouts....don't forget to bring your camera. Refreshments are provided in the morning/afternoon and lunch is usually delicious home made soup, bread, cheese & fruit.

After the short safety talk the first thing you will do is learn how to control and shape the glass, Malcolm will demonstrate first and then you will have a go. Most students will be able to complete one or maybe two pieces during the morning and two more, incorporating colour, in the afternoon. Anything you make you can of course keep but it has to cool down overnight so you will have to collect it the following day or it can be posted at cost.

You are guaranteed to have fun and experience the excitement of hot molten glass which is what attracted Malcolm to it in the first place.

Sorry but we can't teach anyone under 16.



Some of your lovely comments...

"Had an absolutely brilliant time learning some basic glass blowing techniques with Malcolm in his wonderful studio. He and Jean made us feel very welcome and with one-to-one guidance, JR and I managed to produce 4 glass pieces each. It is a fascinating process. If nothing else, the sound effects we produced when blowing must surely qualify us for membership to our local brass band! We shall celebrate with gin and tonics in our freshly blown beakers! Thanks so much Malcolm. We are hooked!"

"Brilliant day learning to blow glass and a few of the processes. Malcolm is really patient and great to learn from. And Jean is equally wonderful too (and makes lovely food). Thank you both so much!"

"I wanted to thank you for a great day yesterday. Mandy and I had such a lovely day, so interesting and at just the right level for us to interact fully. Lovely food too! I would certainly recommend the experience to my friends."

"Thank you both for giving us twins a very memorable experience today .. We both enjoyed your consortium and your obvious enthusiasm to ensure for others a glassblowing day to be treasured .. What more could one wish for ? And all done with kindness, patience and hospitable warmth... A winning combination from a devoted couple .."

"Delighted with my glass. Excellent teaching Malcolm."

"Thank you for a lovely day yesterday! It was one of the best things we've ever done and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Thank you for your patience and for making us feel so welcome and for the delicious lunch"

"Just wanted to say thank you very much for such a brilliant day of glassblowing you gave us. It was so interesting to watch and have a go and learn from a real pro! The lunch and biccies were lovely too. It was such a fun day and something I will always remember - very pleased with my efforts too esp g+t glass."

"Thank you for making Nikkis xmas present so much fun - she loved her day with you and is very proud of her pieces!"

"Thank you for a lovely day of glassblowing on Saturday. Tess and I really enjoyed it and we are very proud of our finished bowls and vases. Thanks too for the delicious food."

"Thank you so much for an exciting and memorable experience of glass blowing. I learnt a great deal and there was a moment when it all 'clicked' and I could see how the whole process could become seriously addictive"

"We just had to let you know how much we enjoyed our lesson, it totally exceeded our expectations. We feel privileged to have had an insight into the workings of your glass studio and would definitely like to come again."

"Just to say how much we enjoyed our glass blowing lesson. Whilst Malcolm need not worry that we will constitute competition we are very proud of our efforts! Thank you for a great time."

"Thank you for a most enjoyable day, I was so pleased to be able to come away with such wonderful glass I produced with expert guidance."

"Many thanks for a great day - we are pleased with our first efforts and would like to do more - well worth the trip from east to west coast."

"Thank you both for making Saturday such a memorable and enjoyable experience. Dan and I had a wonderful time and thank you for being so patient with a slow learner, making us both feel so welcome in your home and feeding us so well."
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