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.
You will then get the chance to create your own glass pieces. Choose from a variety of colours and let you guide through the process of shaping and blowing your creations. The workshop is designed to be hands-on, allowing you to craft a unique item such as a paperweight, bauble, or small vessel !
Your finished glass pieces will be ready for collection one week after the workshop, offering a lasting reminder of the skills and creativity that you explored during the session !
Locatie van de workshop
De workshop is gemakkelijk bereikbaar met het openbaar vervoer.
Deze plaats is niet toegankelijk voor mensen met beperkte mobiliteit.
Taal van de 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 beauty 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.
Wecandoo geeft iedereen de kans om een workshop te ervaren in het atelier van een lokale ambachtsman of -vrouw, om samen een eigen unieke creatie te maken. Een bijzondere ervaring waar je een vaardigheid kan ontdekken met gepassioneerde vakmensen en je eigen creativiteit kunt laten spreken.