I brought this for a Christmas present for a special friend, she did it early so she could hang it on the Christmas tree. She loved the experience as she loves Bristol blue glass. Her only disappointment was with the health and safety side with the trainer blowing the start of the pipe then herself having to blow without the pipe being wiped in between. We both feel it was a high risk of infection and was the only draw back to a lovely experience.
I bought the bauble blowing experience as a gift for a milestone birthday and they were certainly well received, there was much excitement leading up to the day when we would be blowing our own bauble.
I was a little surprised at where they were located as in my mind it was an old Victorian style red brick factory, not a modern looking building that was an old motorcycle dealership! The location however did not change our experience and we enjoyed visiting Arnos Grove which is opposite.
The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The experience itself was great and we all left knowing more about glass blowing, planning on doing more, and each with a bauble
The glass blowing itself was facilitated by 2 guys, one of which was considerably more knowledgeable than the other. This showed when making the baubles as the less knowledgeable chap did some things differently which resulted in cracked bauble and an off center hook. The more knowledgeable bloke took a huge amount of his time explaining things to us and showing how different items were made, what the different tools were for, and how he got into glass blowing as a career.
It was an excellent experience and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to give a gift with a difference!
What an opportunity. This experience offers the chance to create something unique in stunning Bristol Blue Glass. You end up with a carefully packaged bauble that makes a wonderful gift, made with your very own breath! Highly recommended.
I bought the experience for my niece as she is working in Bristol for 6 months, wanted to give her something she could keep to remind her of Bristol. This was the perfect choice, the bauble is lovely and the day visit was by all accounts interesting and fun. My niece took along a friend and they had fun. The collection of the end product was no problem and the girls sent me a photo of them both showing off their end product. Thank you