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About Bristol Blue Glass


Bristol Blue Glass Limited (trading as The Original Bristol Blue Glass) was started back in 1988 by James Adlington, with the help of glass maker Peter St Clair. The aim was to re-establish a glass making tradition back into Bristol that had been lost for over 60 years. At this time a lot of the traditional English glass making techniques were in severe danger of being lost forever. Through many a struggle, James managed to learn and pass on many of the old skills required to blow glass by hand, in the time-honoured fashion. We are really proud of what we have achieved over the passing years, making some of the finest Table Ware free blown in England for many years.  Since starting as a Company, we have trained many Glassmakers.  We are happy  that our legacy has now spread word wide.

Though we are called Bristol Blue Glass we are able to blow everything in clear Crystal as well. If you desire anything that does not appear on this site please call us on 0117 972 0818 or email . Our skilled glass makers blow all our glass using only the simplest of techniques and basic hand tools. All our range of glass is free blown, therefore, every piece is unique.  We see ourselves as a welcome change from bland uniformity, an oasis of skill and design.  

Today our factory is open 6 days a week and entrance to watch glass being made is completely free.  So if you are ever in Bristol, why not pop along to our studio and shop – you are guaranteed a very warm welcome.

357 - 359 Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS43EW