In this three and a half-hour workshop at Molten 1090, hosted by experienced artisan Laura, participants have the opportunity to learn the art of glass blowing. The workshop begins with an introduction to Molten 1090 and Laura and Emily, the sister team behind the brand.
Laura then demonstrates the glass blowing process, providing a practical overview of the techniques and tools involved. She focuses on teaching the safe use of specialised tools in the hotshop, including the punty, blowing iron, jacks, glass tweezers, and marver.
Participants then get the chance to create their own glass pieces. They can choose from a variety of colours and are guided through the process of shaping and blowing their creations. The workshop is designed to be hands-on, allowing each participant to craft a unique item such as a paperweight, bauble, or small vessel.
The finished glass pieces will be ready for collection one week after the workshop, offering a lasting reminder of the skills and creativity explored during the session.
The workshop is easily accessible by public transport.
This place is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Language of the workshop
Participants should wear cotton clothing, ideally with long sleeves and nothing too baggy which can get caught on machinery when moving about the hotshop. Protective gear will be provided by the Molten 1090 team in the studio. Participants should wear closed toe and flat shoes.
Embark on a captivating journey into the world of glass blowing with Laura and Emily Smith, the sister duo behind Molten 1090. A distinguished graduate of Chelsea College of Art and the Edinburgh College of Art, Laura's 15-years of experience surround you in their beautiful glass studio.
What sets Molten 1090 apart is their profound commitment to a circular design ethos. With an unwavering focus on sustainability, Laura ingeniously transforms the broken into the beautiful, seamlessly weaving fragments into the fabric of her next projects. Her dedication to local production and collaboration with UK artisans speaks volumes about her ethical and collaborative approach.
Laura's motivation to share her knowledge is rooted in her desire to introduce others to her distinctive glass working philosophy. Through her workshops, participants gain an exclusive insight into her innovative methods and regenerative approach.
Stepping into the Molten 1090 studio is a real treat. Bathed in natural light during the day, and decorated with beautiful ambient lighting of the studio's own design at night, it is full of Laura's collections and is a real hidden gem.
Laura's work embodies not only technical mastery but also a deep connection to the materials she works with. Her passion extends beyond glass, with a genuine commitment to nurturing the environment and fostering a sense of community through her work.