Glass Blowing Class: All Day

Learn how to sculpt glass with flame in this glass blowing class for beginners or intermediates

7 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $403 - $439 (or 4 payments of $100.75 - $109.75 Afterpay)
($403 per Concession, $439 per Person)

Learn glass blowing and sculpting glass via flame with expert glass Artist Mark Eliott. This is a truly hands-on glass blowing workshop that is perfect for beginners, as well as those with some experience.

Working with solid and hollow glass, this workshop will cover:

  • The basics of glass blowing using an "oxygen-propane" torch
  • Using a variety of glass materials both clear and coloured "borosilicate" glass (you'll learn various types at the workshop!)
  • Techniques such as sculpting, joining, stretching, blowing, encasement and colour mixing
  • Safety talk on using a blow torch

When booking, choose a date that suits your skill level:
  • Level one workshop days: Suitable for beginners - you'll be introduced to the basics of glass blowing. Runs on Saturdays.
  • Level two workshop days: For those who have completed level one, or those with equivalent previous flame-work experience. In Level two workshops, you'll build on and further develop your skills. Runs on Sundays.

You'll use both the right and left parts of the brain when you plan how to make your glass creation, using creativity and improvising on the spot. You will make a variety of glass objects that you can take home for your family and friends to admire. Small glass animals, small abstract creations, vessel forms, wearable objects and whatever else your mind can conjure.

During the day there will be a 40-minute break for lunch where you can either BYO lunch or there are a variety of lovely cafes outside of the studio. There will also be two 10-minute flexible breaks during the day where tea is provided. It's important to take a break when working with heat!

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 3 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we may have to reschedule the class; in this case we'll inform you beforehand, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Concession tickets: If you are eligible for a concession ticket, please use the code GLASSCONCESSION at the checkout for a discounted rate.

If you're looking to do a shorter two-hour introductory class at a custom time, try our taster class instead.

An admin fee of $50 applies if you need to reschedule your class within 7 days of your class

Knowledge required
  • Level one is perfect for beginners and useful for intermediates.
  • Level two is for anyone who has completed the level one workshop or has previous borosilicate glass flame-work experience.
  • Suitable for ages 10+ only when accompanied by a responsible adult. Minimum unaccompanied age 16.
What you'll get
Make and keep a variety of glass objects that you'll design yourself, and which you can take home for your family and friends to admire. Makes for a unique gift too!
What to bring
  • You must wear proper clothing - long sleeves and long pants from cotton or other non-flammable material. So no shorts or tees! Full covered shoes at all times and best to tie long hair back on the day.
  • A container (such as a shoebox) to take your finished piece home after the class.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Among the Trees Marrickville - 27 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Sydenham station (800m).

Your teacher can also travel within 10 kms of Marrickville, to a venue of your choice for a private class

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Mark Eliott
Mark Eliott
(Mark Eliott Glass)

30 years experience in glassblowing

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Mark Eliott is a contemporary artist working primarily in flame-worked glass and also incorporating a variety of media such as music, stop-motion animation and wood carving.

Mark completed a Master of visual arts and Master of Studio Arts at Sydney College of the Arts, as well as an Associate Diploma in Jazz Studies (Saxophone) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Collaborations with other artists are also a feature of Mark's work, for example the stop-motion animation project with Jack McGrath for which they coined the term Flame-ation (flame-glass animation). This work aims to bring glass to life by presenting the object together with animation, and sometimes, live performance.

Mark teaches flame-work and provides interactive demonstrations. He has exhibited internationally and has a strong interest in environmental issues.

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