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Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Bath Aqua Glass, 105/107 Walcot Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset, BA1 5BW

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Bath Aqua Glass, 105/107 Walcot Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset, BA1 5BW

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Glassblowing demonstrations at Bath Aqua Glass offer the opportunity to see skilled glassblowers at work using traditional techniques to make beautiful ranges of free blown glassware (no moulds are used). The glassware takes inspiration from the Roman and Georgian heritage of the city and the company's signature Aqua colour, reminiscent of the spa waters, is made by adding copper oxide to the molten glass in the furnace at over 1000 degrees centigrade. During the demonstrations you can see many traditional techniques being used and have a go at blowing a glass bauble yourself (additional charge). Ask the glassblowers any questions you have and learn all about this fascinating and exciting craft. There is also an interesting glass collection in the visitor centre as well as historic stained glass panels on show. Visitors to the demonstrations receive 10% off in the glass shop.

Information on Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations , Bath Aqua Glass , 105/107 Walcot Street , Bath

Opening Times: Demonstration Times: Mon-Sat 11:15 & 14:15, Sat 14:15.
Admission: Adult £4.50, Child/Concession £3.00, Family (4) £12.00.
Child Friendly:  Children over 4 welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: 10 mins walk from Bath Abbey. Nearest car park at Waitrose.
Facilities: Customer toilet (not disabled access), Children's activity table, Gift Shop
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Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Angela GCustomer visited Aug 2016

On stopping for a few hours in Bath, we visited Bath Aqua Glass shop just off Abbey Square. Such wonderful lovely gifts of all shapes and colours. We bought gifts for our two daughters and even jewellery for their children. The staff were very helpful. Great value for money. Thank you for helping us having such lovely gfts back home to Malta.


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Posted on by Evan TCustomer visited Aug 2016

Just off of Abbey Square. A jewel-box of a shop. The staff were enthusiastic and very engaging. Custom work available. Great value.


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by James BCustomer visited May 2016

Myself, wife and our new son William visited the glass workshop on our trip to Bath. William watched his first ever glass blowing session and he's loved it.

All the staff are lovely, and coming here was the highlight of our Bath trip.


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Us ECustomer visited May 2016

Every time I am in Bath, I have to stop here and buy another piece or two! The shop has moved and is now across the square from the Roman Baths. The workshop is now in the shop. You can watch the stained glass artists at work as you shop.

The staff are very friendly and will explain what minerals are used to colour the glass.

If you are looking for a unique gift or a souvenir that represents Bath, consider a piece of Bath Aqua glass. They will package it very well. They also offer tax-free shopping for non-EU residents.


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Moushy LCustomer visited Apr 2016

If you are looking for something a little different then this is well worth a visit. We did the 'Breath in a Bauble' tour and it was really fun and informative. The glassblowers are very friendly and will answer all questions whilst showing you their amazing skills. A highly enjoyable family activity.


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Paula MCustomer visited Mar 2016

You have to book for this if you want to guarantee a place. Luckily for us, some people who had booked didn't turn up so we took their place. You pay extra to blow the glass yourself, which I don't think is worth it because you literally blow down the tube while the technician does the difficult bit at the other end.

The demo lasted about an hour and was very informative. A lively guy did our demo and made it interesting and fun.


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Mrs WCustomer visited Feb 2016

Did the paperweight course on a Saturday morning, and you can tell that this experience is popular as we had to book eight weeks in advance.

Our tutors for the session were Harry and Aaron, and they both exuded such passion about glass making, that it couldn't do anything other than rub off on to you...truly infectious!

They keep the class sizes small, so you can expect a lot of one to one tuition. Health and safety was explained in detail at the start of the course and these boys know their stuff.

We were then shown how to gather the molten glass, and shape using various tools. A quick stop for coffee and a look in the shop for inspiration and then we were good to go.

I went for a 'simple' (it's not that simple) flower design with a big bubble in the middle. My husband went for a swirly design using two internal colours and an applied glaze on the outside.

There was some time to spare at the end, so Harry showed us how to make a vase and a glass cat figurine (both of which we have purchased as a momento of our wonderful experience).

This really was a magical experience...the smells in the workshop, the heat from the furnace and the joy of making our own glassware will live with us for a very long time! I would recommend to anybody. I shall be signing up for the bead making course next and maybe an advanced course after that!


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Kirsty GCustomer visited Feb 2016

Just got back from the glass blowing experience day at the Theatre of Glass. I can't recommend it highly enough, everything was perfect, the staff were enthusiastic (and so patient). We were all given as much time as we needed and loads of encouraging feedback. I cant wait to see the finished tealight holder when it arrives. The whole morning was great fun and will definitely be back to try some of the other courses you run. Excellent value for money


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Jody RCustomer visited Jan 2016

For the last few years we've gone to Bath Aqua Glass to blow a bauble with our son and a friend. It allows you to have a lovely keepsake for future.
It is also interesting to see the glass blowing been done by professionals.
Book as early as you can though as they only have a few spots per session for making your own bauble. You can ask the team in the shop near the Abbey of there are space on the day too.
They also do other creative events so it is worth giving them a call to see what else is on offer.


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Helen MCustomer visited Oct 2015

This shop is has a beautiful range of gifts and handmade items. Myself and my boyfriend attended the "breath-in-a-bauble" class which was great. The staff were so knowledgeable and passionate about their creations. We now have a beautiful bauble each which will be on our Christmas tree for years to come. They are beautiful reminders of a lovely break in Bath! Go to the class you won't regret it!


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Iona WCustomer visited Aug 2015

Being able to blow one's own bauble and all the demonstration was very good indeed. The glass blower was very experienced and demonstrated the while thing it was a great experience. The bauble was ready the next day inscribed and packed.


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Sean BCustomer visited Apr 2015

Visited here today with the other half, lovely shop and stunning, creative pieces of glass on sale :), loved the service, very friendly and nice banter haha. Will be glad to pop back here anytime soon


Review of Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations

Posted on by Tammy WCustomer visited Jan 2013

This place is wonderful. It was educational, fun and so unique.

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