Special Half-term Courses and Hands-on Sessions
Special Half-term Events at our new Workshops!
Suitable for 8 to 12 year olds.
Come and find out how and why bubbles are made, and blow your own glass bubble which you can take away next day!
Cost £8.00 per child, including a glass bubble.
Suitable for 11 to 14 year olds.
Learn the secrets of how glass is made, and gain your first experience in blowing and shaping glass. Take away any glass you make the next day!
Cost £10 per child, including any glass made on the course.
Places on these courses will be strictly limited, and advance booking and payment is essential. Each child must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Further details will be issued when your application is confirmed.
Our new Workshops are very easy to find; by road from the City Centre or the A4 follow the A38 directions to Bedminster. Our large workshop is located by the Bedminster Car Park. Three hours free parking is available in Hereford Street, 50 yards along the road.
We are just over a mile from Temple Meads Station, and a hundred yards from Bedminster Station. (You can see our workshop from the station platforms.)
Bus Service Nos. 52, 53A, 75, 76, 90, 121, 511, 672, and N6 all stop at Dalby Avenue, beside our Factory. The Bristol Airport Shuttle Bus also passes our door.
To book a place, please fill in and print THIS FORM, one for each child, and return it to us, or telephone our Workshops, 01179 636 900.
Please enclose payment with your application – if your chosen date is over-subscribed we will return your payment. To pay by Credit Card, please telephone. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Bristol Blue Glass South West.’
What is a bubble?
Where are they found?
Foodstuffs – baking soda and vinegar – Carbonated drinks – Crunchies – Aero bars – bread.
Make Honeycombe toffee in a micro-wave.
Other uses of bubbles – packaging – used as a lubricant – tyres – balls.
What makes a bubble.
Bubble mixtures – glycerine and washing up liquid.
Size of bubbles.
Stability and aerodynamics.
What is glass? Super-cooled liquids and molecular patterns.
Transparency and colour.
We moved our company and are now making Bristol Blue Glass in Bedminster
September 8, 2010, 1:12 pm
Filed under: BBG News
We are moving our Bristol Blue Glass factory to Bedminster or should I say we are in the process of moving all of our Bristol Blue Glass furnaces and equipment to Bedminster where we will trade Bristol Blue Glass from now on. In fact we are trading Bristol Blue Glass from Bedminster as of this news article, but the official opening day is the 10th of September where we will be seeing the Lord Mayor of Bristol city cutting the tape along with Sherrie Eugene and Dawn Primarolo.
its going to be a fun packed weekend starting off on Friday going on through to Saturday where there will be glass blowing demonstrations, competitions, quizzes, bouncy castles and a BBQ run by the Bristol Athletic club. Then on Sunday Dr Francis Burroughs will be giving hourly talks on the collection of antique glass now on show at our Bristol Blue Glass factory in Bedminster. Also if you have a piece of glass you would like Valued please bring it along and we can give you an accurate value on your Bristol Blue Glass or any other glass item you may have.
Come on down to see the Bristol Blue Glass being made and take a peek into the the vast history of Glass Making in Bristol.
Angel at Prayor
Angel at Prayer
First time ever achieved in the famous Bristol Blue Glass.
She is a magnificent piece of glassware perfected to the very highest standard.
She stands at approx 14cm high and is made from 24% lead crystal.
Each piece is unique and individual as each one is hand crafted at Bristol Blue Glass
SW in Fishponds.
Lord Mayors wine glass Collection
Here at Bristol Blue Glass South West we have just completed the production side of a substantial order from the Lord Mayor of Bristol City. The glasses are of great significance to our company but this time they have not been requested to be made in our prestigious
Bristol Blue Glass, but our pure 24% lead crystal. We put our furnace melting cycle onto a specifically high quality program, enabling us to create the most beautifully bright crystal.
The final order consisted of
70 x Port Glasses (pictured below)
70 x White Wine Glasses
70 x Red Wine Glasses
70 x Champagne Flutes
70 x Juice Tumblers
We hope they are cherished and live for a long time at the Lord Mayors residence “The Mansion House”
The Mansion House offers Private Function Rooms for:
- Business meetings
If you ever find your self at a function or a wedding at the Mansion House, look out for the lead crystal wine glasses exquisitely produced by us, in Bristol, at our workshop in Fishponds – Bristol Blue Glass SW.