28-01-2012 - 11-02-2012
Valentines Heart Paperweights
Sessions take place from 10am on Saturdays 28 January, 4 February & 11 February.
£40.00 per person per session
Booking is essential for all glass making experiences. To book contact reception: 0191 515 5555.
Hot sculpt a heart paperweight in molten glass for your loved one or buy this exciting glass making experience as a Valentine gift!
Work with a member of our studio team to decorate and shape your own unique creation. This experience will last for about an hour and is delivered in a small group setting of no more than 4 people. As with the Hot Hearts experience a demonstration will be carried out by a member of the Glass Studio team and then you will make your paperweight assisted by one of the glass artists.
This experience is fairly hands on and considerably more complex than the Hot Hearts experience. You will shape and form molten glass, oversee the insertion of a small pre made red glass heart into the glass, melt in a form a coloured glass base or assist with the application of a halo of bubbles into the glass and then sitting in the glass blowers’ bench form the glass into a paperweight shape using a wooden block. The glass is cooled slowly to room temperature over two days. It will then be ground on the base to make it smooth and will be ready for collection or postage four days after your session.