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Workshop/CourseCraft Experience, from 1 Dec 2019, £25

Xmas Bauble Blowing Experience

Xmas Bauble Blowing Experience

Create your own coloured Xmas bauble within a truly unique and educational glass blowing experience.

Details

Create your own coloured Xmas bauble within a truly unique and educational glass blowing experience. The workshop is closely supervised, no experience is necessary!

Your instructor will first demonstrate how coloured glass baubles are made and talk through the processes involved. You will be invited to select the colours you would like to use to decorate your bauble. The colour will then be placed on a metal table ready to be applied to the molten glass.

Once prepared your instructor will gather molten glass from the furnace on a ‘blowing iron’. Participants over 13 years of age will take control of the iron & fuse the coloured glass granules to the glass. Additional help will be given to children under the age of 13 years of age for safety reasons (minimum age of 8 years). The granules then need to be melted, so you will apply additional heat in a reheating chamber until the glass is liquid and moving in the flame. Your instructor will then take the iron as you seat yourself at the glass-makers bench ready to form the glass into the correct shape ready to be inflated.
Once this is done you will blow your bubble and use metal tools to finish the shape of the bauble. You may have to blow a number of times to get the right size and shape. Once this is done your instructor will apply a glass hook so it may be hung from a tree or in a window.

Baubles will be cooled & ready for collection the next day after the event. Alternatively we can arrange postage.

Experiences advice: Wear cotton clothing, long trousers, t-shirts and enclosed shoes. Sandals, shorts, skirts and tights are not permitted. Bring water and a camera!

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 1 - Wed 4 Dec 2019 13:15 to 16:15
Sat 7 - Wed 11 Dec 2019 13:15 to 16:15
Sat 14 - Wed 18 Dec 2019 13:15 to 16:15
Sat 21 - Mon 23 Dec 2019 13:15 to 16:15
Experience Time Slots are 15 minutes per person, available from Saturday to Wednesday.

Prices

£25 per person

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Wheelchair friendly access. Dogs & children welcome. There are no toilets in the building but some are available at Booths supermarket immediately opposite the factory. Refreshments & light meals available in Booths. Free parking available.

Address

Oubas Hill,
Ulverston,
Cumbria,
LA12 7LB

Directions

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Map reference: SD 294786  Lat: 54.19828 Long: -3.08367

Enter Ulverston on the A590, turn left at the first roundabout. The factory is immediately opposite Booth's supermarket.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Ulverston station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Notes

Cumbria Crystal is a fully working factory. Visitors are welcome to watch the artisans at work. It should be noted that we cannot guarantee what they will be making on any day. Factory staff are generally unable to stop what they are doing to talk to guests. However shop staff are very happy to talk visitors through the processes.

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