Glass Making Experience Days: This great introduction to glass making is the perfect way to gain an insight into this ancient art and learn some of the skills and techniques that have been used for hundreds of years. The taster will begin with the basics of safety including the basic skills to shape hot glass from the furnace. With a maximum of four students per instructor, you will get plenty of hands on time learning how to use the state of the art tools and machinery to create a bespoke glass pieces to take away such as a paper weight. No experience needed just curiosity and enthusiasm!Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre the taster experience will begin with a welcome and safety talk before getting introduced to some of the tools and how to use them. You will quickly move on to collecting molten glass from the furnace and working under the watchful eye of the master glass maker. You will then learn how to shape and add colour. With help for the instructor, you will be able to utilise the skills you learnt to create your own piece. The session will end with a glass blowing demonstration from the instructor. Please note: Your piece will be sent to you after the experience as it will need to be fired in the kiln for hardening at a cost of £20.