Have you ever wondered what it is like to make something out of molten glass? At Healesville Glass Blowing Studio we offer private glass blowing classes and make your own paperweight sessions.
Private Glass Blowing Classes
Our half day private glass blowing class for one person runs from either 10am – 1pm or 1.30pm – 4.30pm.
Areas covered during the class will include OH&S, solid forming and basic glass blowing techniques.
You can expect to make a paperweight, hanging bauble and a drinking glass plus two pieces of your own choice, for example, a vase and a platter.
The full day class runs from 10am – 4pm and caters for a maximum of two participants.
All materials, colours and tools are provided.
The minimum age for attending the course is 16 years.
Course fees are – 1⁄2 day (3hrs) $750 or full day (6 hrs) $1400. If sharing the full day between two people, the price includes both participants and is not charged to each of you. Two weeks notice is required, depending on availability.
Make a Paperweight
We also offer the opportunity to have a go at making your own paperweight.
We demonstrate the process so that the participant can see a paperweight being made from start to finish. Then, with a little help from us, they add colour to the glass, stretch and bend it to mix in the colours, before shaping it into their own paperweight.
It only takes around 10-15 mins to make a paperweight, which then needs to cool down slowly overnight, this is called annealing and without it the glass will break.
If it is not possible to pick the paperweight up another day we can safely post it.
No experience is required and all materials are provided.
Minimum age for participation is 15 years. The cost is $90 and postage, if required, $15.
This is also great as a gentle, hands on, introduction to our private glassblowing classes.
Please phone or e-mail us for further information or to make a booking.
Healesville Glass Blowing Studio
16 B Hunter Road, Healesville, Victoria
PO Box 304 Healesville 3777
PH: 03 5962 2211
Open Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm CLOSED FEBRUARY