Demonstrations and Activities at Bath Aqua Glass

 

Watch Glassblowing Live in the City of Bath seven days a week

See our skilled glassblowers at work as they produce our ranges of handmade glassware, many of the designs being inspired by the Roman and Georgian heritage of the city.

The glassblowers will guide you through the glassblowing process, with the glassblowers demonstrating many of the fascinating properties of glass along the way.  At the end of the demonstration there is a Q&A session, as well as the chance to help the glassblowers create a bauble you can then keep as a reminder of your visit to Bath (see below).

View the historic stained glass exhibits as seen on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and our unique collection of glass artefacts from around the world including some original Roman pieces.

Demonstrations usually last around 30-45 mins and take place at the Theatre of Glass, located on Walcot Street.

For coach bookings of 15-30 please contact us on 01225 428146.

 

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'Breath in a Bauble'

Our 'Breath in a Bauble' experience takes place at the Theatre of Glass, located on Walcot Street as part of our Interactive Glass Blowing demonstrations (see above) where you can blow your own bauble!

For an additional fee, you can assist our glassmakers by blowing into a bauble whilst it is being crafted, encapsulating your breath within a glass bauble which will then be yours to keep.

Your bauble will be hand signed with 'Bath' with the year and a short message of your choice.

Chose your bauble colour! We now offer the choice of colour for your bauble, with a clear or aqua glass base depending on what colour we are currently using in the furnace.

The completed Baubles must cool down slowly overnight and can be collected from the following day onwards (excluding Sundays) or, for a small additional charge, we can post it to your home / work address.

Limited places are available per demonstration, therefore booking is highly recommended - call 01225 428146 - prior to arrival.

We also require full payment to be taken in advance to ensure your booking slot.

Timings:

Mon - Fri:

11:15 am &  2:15 pm

Sat & Sun:

2:15 pm

 

Entry Prices:

Adult: £4.50
Child / Student / OAP: £3.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £12.00
Under 5's:  FREE

 

Additional to entry fee:

'Breath in a bauble'
(Per bauble):

 

 

£12.50

Please Note:  Baubles cannot be immediately taken away, if you cannot collect them postal charges will apply.

Your entry also entitles you to a 10% DISCOUNT in the gift shop (Excluding sale & studio seconds quality items)

Our collectable pieces make a perfect and unique souvenir from your visit to Bath.

For more information, you can contact us using our enquiry form.

 

Glass Production Viewing (Non-interactive)

Glassblowing Demonstrations at Bath Aqua Glass DAILY

You will have the opportunity to view our glassmakers in action on the 'hot-floor' as they craft products from our catalogue.

Please note these sessions are not interactive demonstrations and do not involve a full Q&A presentation as shown above.

Products made can vary and bauble blowing is not available at these times.

Viewings usually last around 15-20 mins and take place at the Theatre of Glass, located on Walcot Street.

Timings:

Mon - Fri: 10:15 am, 12:15 pm
& 3:15 pm

Prices: 

Adult: £2.50
Child / Student / OAP: £1.00
Under 5's:  FREE

For more information, you can contact us using our enquiry form.

 

Group Breath in a Bauble

Exclusive Walcot St Studio access for 90 minutes

For groups of 10-15 we are able to offer our Breath in a Bauble experience at a discounted rate.

Our glassblowers will demonstrate some of the fascinating techniques associated with glassblowing and then they will take the glass from the furnace, shape and mould it ready for you to blow down the iron. Your glass bauble is then finished with a small glass loop by one of our assistants and put away in the kiln to cool overnight.

In the morning it will be taken from the kiln and hand signed with your own short message.

You can either collect your bauble from the studio or have it posted to you the following week (shipping charge applies).

Timings:

               Sat:

      12:15pm

     3:15 pm

                                Sun:                     12:15pm

Prices: 

Per Head:        £15.00

Group Size:

 Sat Minimum: 10 Persons
Sat Maximum: 15 Persons

              Sun Maximum:          10 Persons

 

All times and group sizes are subject to availability.

Please Note:  Baubles cannot be immediately taken away, if you cannot collect them postal charges will apply.

Booking prior to arrival is essential, as is a deposit or full payment to secure the date. Alternative times and group sizes may be accommodated upon request. Please call or email us to discuss your personal requirements.

For more information, you can contact us using our enquiry form.

 

Group Bauble Making

Exclusive Walcot St Studio access for 90 minutes

For the more adventurous groups we offer Bauble Making, this involves each member of the group going onto the Hot Floor and helping the glassblower throughout the process of making a bauble.

You will be shown how to shape, heat and blow the glass before adding a loop to finish.

Once your bauble has cooled overnight, it will be hand signed with your choice of message and will then be ready for you to collect (excluding Sunday) or we can post them to you (additional charges apply).

Note: Due to the nature of this activity it is not suitable for pregnant women or children under 16 years of age - the Breath in a Bauble activity may be offered as an alternative for any members of your group unable to take part on the Hot Floor.

Clothing: Natural fibre clothing (cotton / linen) is recommended. All loose clothing and hair must be tied back and no open-toed shoes should be worn.

Timings:

        Sat:

          12:15 & 3:15 pm

Prices:

Per Head:    £50

Group Size:

Minimum: 2 Persons
Maximum: 4 Persons

 

All times and group sizes are subject to availability.

Please Note:  Baubles cannot be immediately taken away, if you cannot collect them postal charges will apply.

Booking prior to arrival is essential, as is a deposit or full payment to secure the date.

Alternative times and group sizes may be accommodated upon request. Please call or email us to discuss your personal requirements and request a quote.

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