Win a glassblowing experience for two in London!

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Enter our competition to win a once in a lifetime creative experience and unlock the secrets of glassblowing.

Spend half a day in one of Europe’s foremost hot-glass studios and receive tuition from one of the UK’s most respected glass artists.

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London Glassblowing was established by Peter Layton in 1976 and was one of the rst hot-glass studios in Europe. Since then it has become one of Europe’s leading glassmaking workshops with a air for the use of colour, form and texture.

This amazing competition includes a half-day hands-on creative learning experience for two people at the glassblowing studio in Bermondsey Street in London. Become a gaffer for a day, learn to use the blowing iron and experiment with colour and shape. You don’t need to be an athlete for the workshop, but you will need a bit of puff in your lungs. You’ll be shown the process and will acquire an understanding of the working properties of glass in its molten form. Then under supervision, you’ll start to manipulate this extraordinary material into different shapes.

The workshop includes the use of all materials and equipment and you’ll be able to make some unique pieces to keep and treasure forever.

Once you’ve made your pieces, they will need cooling in the annealing kiln for 36 hours. They’ll then be finished by your tutor and must be collected during the following week. Alternatively, they can be shipped at an additional cost.


For your chance to win, answer this question:

Closing date for entries is 12pm GMT 20 November 2019. The prize is to be redeemed by 20 November 2020, is valid Monday-Friday and is subject to availability. The prize is non-transferable.