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 $366 - $399 (or 4 payments of $91.50 - $99.75 Afterpay)
($366 for Concession, $399 for 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!

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 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 for private classes

Glass Blowing Class: All Day location
Your teacher
Mark Eliott
Mark Eliott
(Mark Eliott Glass)

30 years experience in glassblowing

5.0 (639)
Instagram followers1k

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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Clare Morgan Nov 2023

This was a really fun day trying out something new. Instructions on getting to the venue were clear and it was a great little spot with numerous lunch options nearby. All materials were provided and the pace was just right. The all-day class offers the opportunity to try two different ways of working with glass, and you'll end up with a few keepsakes to take home at the end of the day. Mark Eliott was endlessly patient and encouraging - a fabulous teacher. Highly recommended, especially if you're looking for Christmas gifts.

Pamela Koh Nov 2023

Mark was so passionate and shared so freely about his experiences! My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the session, and the time flew by so quickly even though this was a full day course. Definitely try it out!

Elly McManus Nov 2023

Mark and his daughter we fantastic teachers. The venue was open, bright and had a great atmosphere. The materials were great and the experience was fantastic

Alexander Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was a really fantastic experience that I can’t recommend more. There is no substitute for hands on learning and this was top notch. Mark was extremely knowledgeable and was able to impart that know-how in a very accessible and fun way without getting in any way too complicated, though ready and willing to delve deeper into any aspect if a student was interested. The facility was easy to get to and comfortable. I’ll likely be coming back for some more to hone what I learned - it got me hooked!

Paul T Finnerty Oct 2023

Great. Informative, interesting and very hands on with plenty to do and a great range of skills learnt, producing successful items to take home. An enjoyable experience.

Rhiannon Fuller-Sandys Aug 2023

I absolutely loved the class and found both the process and the teaching very fascinating! :)

Teacher's response

I'm so glad you enjoyed it Rhiannon

Geoffrey Tunbridge Aug 2023

Mark was engaging, informative and supportive. Thoroughly recommend this day for anyone looking for a creative experience

Teacher's response

Thank you Geoffrey

Scott Furze Jul 2023

Mark was fantastic! So much knowledge and explained everything so thoroughly. It was an amazing experience and I will not hesitate to organise another glass session.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Scott Furze - Sydney

Teacher's response

Thanks so much Scott

Daniel Roffey Jul 2023

I thought the class was really informative and covered a good range of the first steps towards enjoyable glass blowing, good value for money and flexible on what you'd prefer to learn or practise on. Ill definitely look into stage 2 in the near future. Cheers Mark.

Diana Ng Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark was patient and knowledgeable, the class was fun and I learned a lot. I brought home way more glass work than I’ve expected, Mark also provided a space where you feel safe to make mistakes. I would love to go back and make more work with Mark! Highly recommended.

Lynne Matthews May 2023

This class was amazing - Mark is a wonderfully kind and patient guide - he looks for the creativity in each student and creates a lovely space to explore both the process of flame-work and the possibilities. It was just a great day in a joyful and tranquil environment. Lots of fun :)

Juha Hietamaki May 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and Mark was an excellent teacher! I got to make 5 objects using different types of glass and techniques. I learned a lot and I will definitely go back for more. 5 stars!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Juha Hietamaki - Sydney

Catheryn Banks May 2023

A wonderful fun day. Mark was so patient, encouraging and polite. No matter what our creations looked like he genuinely liked them and encouraged us enthusiastically to continue our creations. It was a day full of hands on creativity and fun.

Janet Hillary-Taylor Apr 2023

Enjoyed the day. Mark was a great teacher who made glass work look easy. It was great having pieces to take home. All of them unique.

Leran Admoni Apr 2023

Such a great day of trying glass blowing and getting a feel for it. Mark was supportive and encouraged the class to try lots of different techniques and experiement. I learnt a lot. Thanks!

Bonnie Huang Apr 2023

Mark was an excellent teacher, soft-spoken and kind but instructive and educational. We learnt sculpting, pendant-making, and blowing with borosilicate glass and a flame-work torch. Mark was really helpful and encouraged students to learn more/ask more and the lesson was planned well so that we could all learn the needed basics in an approachable manner and then take some lovely items home. Mark was available to help students with certain visions or if they wanted to make specific things. The venue and materials provided was all great and fulfilled the needs of the workshop - everything was extremely safe and clean - such lovely and caring hosts, thank you! It was absolutely perfect!

Alex Jackson Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Such a fun class that is challenging but also very easy to get into at the same time. Had a fantastic time.

Georgina Veneziani Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This course was great! Mark is an excellent teacher, very patient and thorough in his explanations. Would highly recommend.

Alana Canceri Apr 2023

We had a great time at the all day beginner class. Mark was very generous with sharing his knowledge. The studio was fantastic. I now have a greater appreciation for glass art and blowing.

Robert Witty Apr 2023

A really warm welcome from the training team. As a beginner I was given the safe space to explore, experiment and bring my creativity out. The trainers were on-hand to save a piece of work in its moment of need. They seemed to genuinely take an interest in my development, but did it in a very positive way. Than you very much Mark and Mimi

Amanda Wise Mar 2023

Fun day with Mark and Siddy - had a ball learning to melt and blow glass. Mark is a patient and lovely teacher.

Judith Leacock Mar 2023

Learning to create things with glass including glass blowing was a great experience and I highly recommend this class. The teacher is excellent - the right pace, the encouragement to be creative with no right or wrong elements, thorough explanations and historical descriptions gives you a much greater appreciation of the art of glass blowing. All equipment required is available and the studio is large enough to allow you to have a break from what is quite hot work! We proudly came home with 5 items each that we had made during our class - not bad for total beginners. Definitely a class anyone could do and enjoy.

Lyndall Brockhurst Mar 2023

Great class to give you a taster of glass blowing.
Had plenty of time to be hands on and heaps of materials to choose from.

Mark explained a number of different techniques that helped guide our creations. He was very clear and approachable. Making the whole experience enjoyable.

Renee Calphy Mar 2023

Fun classes with great instructon producing many and varied art
works which will now proudly go ‘straight to the pool room’.
Thanks for a fun day Mark.

Terry Fake Feb 2023

Great teacher who shares his time with all students, always readily available if you required individual assistance.
Venue and the setup in the workshop worked very well, plenty of materials provided with variations if required.
Highly recommended course, Marks teaches and doesn't hold back on ideas.

Charlotte Mungomery Feb 2023

Marks glass class was incredible Couldn’t recommend more! Learnt so much, got to experiment & am inspired to continue glass journey! Thankyou so much Mark

Jordan Arlenghi Feb 2023

A really comprehensive and supportive lesson, Mark provided alot of 1 on 1 time and set projects I actually wanted to work on. Fantastic!

Jacqui Krause Feb 2023

Great fun and a little harder than I thought. I learned a lot and Mark is an excellent and passionate teacher

Clare Robinson Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Mark was so knowledgeable and patient. He let us be creative while passing on some really cool skills. Loved this class!

Catherine Donnelley Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was a great introduction to Glass Blowing and forming. The space could do with some air-conditioning on a hot day as the fans blow the flame and it was very hot but otherwise a brilliant day! Thank you

Isabel Garraway Jan 2023

Enjoyed the structured approach to the day and the gentle and supportive guidance provided by Mark. Great day - thankyou.

Meena Ahn Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Excellent workshop - I’ve wanted to do this for a long time.
Excellent teacher, all materials provided.

Amy Kranz Jan 2023

It was equal parts fun, interesting and challenging. Mark has a wealth of knowledge and is an excellent teacher and just genuinely a lovely guy.

Johanna Kovats Dec 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

My husband and I had a geat day
Fun and laughter and quizzical looks
broken glass and weird funny shapes to take home
Mark was very committed and a pateint teacher
All materials provided and no expense on the gas spared
Highly recomend this class if you want to try something new !
Hanna and Grant

Cristie Little Dec 2022

Mark was a patient and accommodating teacher. The projects were suitable to a wide variety of abilities and were designed to be progressive in skill building. I felt like we produced a good amount of work in the day, it was fun and challenging. The facilities, materials and class size were great value for money. Thanks for a great day!

Lena Gorov Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fantastic demonstration of glass blowing. Good explanation of the process. Beautiful pieces to make and to take home as well.

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Lena Gorov - Sydney

Jane Cleverley Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Well I really loved this class, a nice group of students and the teacher was thoughtful and informative and helpful.
We heard a little about the history of glass, where we may purchase the tools and then we had free form, then projects including pendants and small glass blowing object.
Lots of colours and crashes but lots of support and 2nd life blown into the minor mishaps.
I liked the way my partner laughed at my attempts when I bought the pieces home. But thats art for you Bringing joy and anyway I really liked how they turned out.

Giselle Epstein Dec 2022

Class was great, very good opportunity to get introduced to glass blowing techniques.
Teacher was very supportive and help the class during the day

Rena Hirani Dec 2022

i just had an amazing time at this class. i was nervous but i was able to make something i was proud of and mark was a great patient and enthusiastic teacher! Looking forward to doing another class.

Gemma Grayson Dec 2022

This was my second class with Mark and it was as good as I expected. So much fun and I had the time to experiment and learn the glass medium

Luke Merrill Nov 2022

Great fun with a thorough teacher who knows and loves his art Mark was very easy going and made the day relaxing and highly enjoyable! I would highly recommend this awesome class and can’t wait for my next glass blowing adventure

Sunita Shah Oct 2022

This class was incredible - Mark was informative, patient and has a wonderful energy. We made so many pieces and now I just want to do more glass work! Thank you! Highly highly recommend :)

Daniel D’Appio Oct 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

The teacher Mark was great, very knowledgeable and super helpful guiding the participants to create fun objects and explain how the glass craft works! Highly recommend!

Dani Bennett Sep 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark is an inspired and patient tutor with a capacity to meet everyone in a diverse groups needs.

Belinda Ellis Sep 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Nice, clean set up. Lovely to walk through other artists’ studios to get to Mark’s. He gave us time to explore and gently guides you to where you want to go. Thank you for a wonderful experience ‘playing’ with glass.

Rewenka Buhr Sep 2022

Amazing class I can only highly recommend to go great teacher!
Thanks Mark for an awesome experience!

Rupert Oreilly Sep 2022

This was a brilliant time, Mark is a wonderful and talented teacher it was a joy to be taught by someone so creative. Everything about the experience was high quality, including the materials and the venue itself, very positive atmosphere. It was worth every cent and second of our time and left us wishing to return to do more.

Kate Colgan Sep 2022

Really enjoyable and challenging class. Great to do it on a Saturday on weekend. Fab

Gemma Grayson Sep 2022

I loved this class and Mark was a fantastic teacher. Patient and helped me fix my cracks like a pro. I have the bug and can’t wait to try some more glass work

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Gemma Grayson - Sydney

Jack Adriaans Sep 2022

We had an amazing day at Marks glassblowing workshop and I highly
recommend you give it a go!

Mark was an endless source of knowledge and incredible skill. It was just as interesting to watch his demonstrations as it was to try his techniques ourselves.

He was a great teacher and also gave us a lot of freedom to experiment and explore our own creative process.

We came away from it with so many different pieces and a whole new appreciation for glasswork.

Mark also went above and beyond to create a safe environment for my immunocompromised partner which was just the icing on the cake.

We’ll definitely be back.

Marcel Sep 2022

Class was awesome, very insightful. Teacher is super helpful and nice. Highly recommend it to anyone.

Andrew Kerr Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Excellent teaching, knows his stuff and passionate about his craft.
Really supportive of the students and sees the positive in everything we made.

Had a great day, definitely would do it again

Kate Meek Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was well organised and Mark is a great teacher, he is knowledgeable and passionate about his art and sharing his stories about his experiences/ history was a real privilege. The studio space was lovely and bright and well set up. I would thoroughly recommend this full day class. For me, glassblowing is something that has fascinated me since childhood. An awesome way to hang out with friends and do something together (we booked a private class of 6). 100% great value, and a wonderful introduction! Thank you Mark.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Kate Meek - Sydney

Faaiza Nisha Aug 2022

We invited Mark for a school incursion and he was simply amazing. The students were enthralled by the experience.

Gaye Combey Aug 2022

Mark was able to adjust his practice to suit younger children. He engaged the students with his knowledge and skill, and was also a calm presence. All the students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed his demonstration.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Gaye Combey - Sydney

Andrea Barrett Aug 2022

Very hands on and engrossing. You come out with several pieces you've created. Mark is a skilled glass artist and teacher.

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Andrea Barrett - Sydney

Glenys Vincent Jul 2022

Had a wonderful experience last Sunday. It is something that I have always wanted to try, and shall hopefully do some more.
our Teacher mark was very patient and helpful to us all giving all the assistance we needed --

Valda Morgan Jul 2022

I was very happy with Mark he helped me greatly and encouraged me as I didnt feel confident & was ready to just watch but he was great with myself and the others he shared his help all around. A good teacher.

Amy Manuell Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark was fantastic! Very clear explanation, great demonstrations and ready to assist whenever needed. There was the time to experiment and learn how to use the glass before “project making” started. The day flew by and everyone got to make lots of things.
If you’re thinking whether this course is worth doing…just book it! A fun, informative, creative and enjoyable day.

Ali Vandeness Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Our second class with Mark was just as wonderful as the first. He's patient and provides all the guidance you need, while encouraging experimentation and allowing your creative juices to really flow. We're already looking to book our next session!

Ashlea Broomfield Jul 2022

Amazing teacher
Great location
Learnt so much
Would highly recommend!
Such a cool weekend activity.

Jen Wylie Jul 2022

This was a fantastic experience. This was something we wanted to try for a long time and it was everything we hoped and more.
Mark is such a knowledgeable and patient teacher. I found this quite challenging and Mark took the time to guide and help me.
At the end of a great day we took home some beautiful and unique creations. Can't wait to come back and try level 2.

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Jen Wylie - Sydney

Clare McGarry Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Wonderful class. Mark is a patient teacher with a wealth of knowledge on glass. I started as a total beginner, and ended up going back to create more pieces to use in my portfolio. Highly recommend!

Mitchell Gibbs Jun 2022

The class was great with amazing supervision and clear instruction and the freedom to do what we thought looked good, 100% point a friend in this direction

Maryna Matthew Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark Eliot is an absolute master of his craft! He guided us with such patience to create our own little works of glass art, leaving us all feeling really proud of ourselves. Thank you Mark for sharing your love and knowledge of glass blowing with us, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Maryna Matthew - Sydney

Cate Foy May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A great class. Mark was very informative and was ready to help if anyone had any difficulty. The group were all very engaged and we all had a great day. Highly recommend this class

Audrey Moffat May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class, with lots of variety and freedom to experiment. Mark provided helpful guidance and encouragement. Lots of fun!

Vanessa Yu May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

I had such a great time in Mark's class learning the basics of glass. He was passionate and highly skilled and I wouldn't hesitate to recommended the class to anyone wanting to try this awesome artwork!

Elysia Leon May 2022

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

The teacher definitely knows his stuff and is very knowledgeable. The venue is easy to find. There was an adequate amount of coloured glass to choose from.
Basically in the class you'll be able to make quite a few trinkets as well as a few projects. It doesn't really outline what exactly you'll make because the teacher is really flexible; if there is something specific you want to make, he can do a demonstration just for you.
Things mum and I made;
Free form practice
a bird
Whale (usually a turtle)
Mini jar (grass blown)
Christmas baubles (glass blown)

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Elysia Leon - Sydney

Julia Wang May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Great fun! Thank you Mark for helping me to create my vision (or the start of my vision…)

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Julia Wang - Sydney

Robert Donsante May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

What an extraordinarily enjoyable day learning some of the basics on glass blowing. Mark was not only patient but more importantly encouraging to explore and have fun in the process. Would highly recommend the short introductory course.

Ian Craven Apr 2022

The course was very enjoyable, the techniques were taught in such a way that anyone could easily pick up the skills and give it a go.
Mark is a delightful man who’s mission is to make sure everyone has an enjoyable and productive day.
I really enjoyed my experience.

Anthony George Apr 2022

Our teacher Mark was so calm and helpful. He makes it look so easy. It was such a fun-filled day. The time flew by but was great to make a number of pieces and feel proud of your achievements. He was always on hand to assure when the glass had a mind of its own! Thank you so much.
Anthony George

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Anthony George - Sydney

Jacob Kettler Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Mark was very knowledgeable and patient with everyone in the class. It was a great experience.

Robert Tiller Apr 2022

Even though i had to cut short, i liked the mix of demo v practical.

Danielle Milner Mar 2022

Most enlightening hands on course where we were shown a number of different methods of using glass to make our own creations.

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Danielle Milner - Sydney

Fatima Zia Mar 2022

Mark is a fantastic teacher. He was so patient and dedicated to giving quality one on one time to everyone. I was able to make multiple pieces with all the materials on hand and had a great day. Will definitely continue with more workshops.

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Fatima Zia - Sydney

Bronwyn Campbell Mar 2022

Mark is a great teacher! He lets people go at their own pace and offers plenty of encouragement :)

Tim Warren Mar 2022

Teacher was experienced and interested - in the subject as well as the students. Easy to follow along with a balanced mix of creative freedom and structured skills acquisition. Learning environment was in a community workshop which made it feel tapped bro the vibe. .

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Tim Warren - Sydney

Vickie Yorke Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Mark as a teacher was informative, patient and very helpful. I was happy I went and enjoyed the class

Dimitrios Gerakas Mar 2022

Loved the teacher, his caring nature and the extra time he gave to make up for stop starts due to weather issues. We made so many pieces it was truly incredible. We both came away with a desire to continue our glass journey. Thank you very much!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Dimitrios Gerakas - Sydney

Prue Vickery Mar 2022

This class was fantastic! Mark shared his incredible wealth of knowledge and was always gentle and encouraging with his feedback. The materials and setup of the class were top notch, and allowed us to create several glass pieces to keep. A hugely enjoyable class for anyone who wants to learn a wonderful new skill, regardless of your artistic experience.
I can’t wait to undertake Mark’s second glass blowing class to build on the skills he taught me.

Andrew Kaplan Mar 2022

Mark is an enormously patient and helpful teacher. A fun day out and a good learning experience.

Kylie Macmillan Feb 2022

Mark is a great teacher and loves to share his love of glass with his students. He encourages individual creativity and works to help his student produce something great. This was definitely value for money and I learned so much about glass and its properties along the way. I took home five pieces of work from my first 'blobby' attempt at controlling glass to some I was quite proud of. A wonderful experience!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Kylie Macmillan - Sydney

Andre Sandison Feb 2022

Mark is a highly experienced and patient teacher who takes students on a challenging journey to understand and experience glass work first hand. He brings the right attitude to the class and is totally conscientious of the needs of all participants. He is also highly experienced in the medium. Ask him to demo the 5 minute shot glass or show his glassmation video that is imaginative as glass work itself.

Simon Vibert Feb 2022

Mark was very patient, answered all my questions and guided me through some intricate processes
He is very knowlagable and overall a really nice chap

Adriana Koe Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Thank you Mark, an amazing day. Loved how you shared your own works and personal philosophy to the creation process, whilst teaching us technical and safety skills.

Santiago Rossi Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark its an amazing and passionate human, it’s not easy to find someone open to share this amazing world of glass, the place is great and has all the materials needed and more. He lead us all the way from the beginning till we blow our first small vase. Thanks a lot Mark! So nice to support artist like him. Recommend 100%

Bernard Orenstein Feb 2022

Mark is such a positive, non judgemental teacher. Really great class ; a great gift I received

Nicole Mulloy Feb 2022

Great class. Mark is a knowledgeable and engaging teacher. He was relaxed and open, making the class lots of fun. It is a great starting point for beginners. The format gave everyone an opportunity to experience the many facets of the art of glass blowing, without feeling pressured. I came away from the day feeling accomplished, and managed to create a few pieces I could be proud of.

Hannah Royal Jan 2022

Learned so much in one day! Mark is a great teacher, helping learn the basics and giving the chance to try things more challenging.

Geoff Crowe Dec 2021

Mark Elliott is a very good teacher, explaining the techniques clearly and giving encouraging feedback.

Aaron Chidiac Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark is an incredible teacher and a talented artist. He goes above and beyond to help his students. He encourages all creativity and is there to lend a hand when needed.

My partner and I loved the class and both came home with 8 handmade glass pieces. It’s an experience that you can’t get elsewhere.

Liz Russell Dec 2021

Great fun class. Mark was full of useful information and knowledge. I had a great time

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Liz Russell - Sydney

Harrison Low Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed this course. All expectations were greatly exceeded and we walked away feeling amazing about the experience.

We did the two-day course with Mark, with the first day covering sculpting and blowing basics, with plenty of time for us to explore our own projects. The second day delved into more advanced techniques, with the main project being constructing a beautiful tree. The second half of the second day was open for us to create any project we wished.

Mark was a wonderful teacher and was exceptional at encouraging everyone, allowing us all to reach our full potential. Always calm, Mark was the best teacher I could imagine for beginning our glass blowing journey.

I thoroughly recommend taking this course - particularly the two-day course. Having the evening/night to digest what we'd learned in the first session---and to plan what we'd like to do in the second---was invaluable.

Cheers for everything, Mark!

Rebecca Fenton Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Amazing class. It had been a few months since I did the first workshop because of lockdown, and I felt like I had to relearn everything in the second workshop. Mark was very helpful and very patient. He’s an amazing artist and an amazing teacher, I can’t recommend these workshops enough.

Corina Hannaford Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Mark was super knowledgeable, friendly and patient.
Marks experience and creativity made me feel comfortable as a complete beginner, handling glass for the first time.
I even ended up making something I really love :)

Small class sizes meant we all hot one on one time when we needed it,which was awesome!

10/10 will be coming back for more classes with Mark.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Corina Hannaford - Sydney

Leanne Lehto Dec 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed Marks glass blowing class. Mark was very helpful and informative. I recommend anyone
who is interested in working with glass to take a class and see what they can create. I will definitely be signing up for
another class

Emma-Kate Hart Dec 2021

Best fun ive had in a long time Very informative and hands on. Mark is very friendly and an interesting and talented artist !

Woo Lee Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Mark was helpful, patient and committed that my pieces turned out well. The class was held in a cool space, was well structured and paced. Managed to turn out several pieces including a cute little turtle which was a great present for my daughter! It was a very enjoyable experience and a nice break from my everyday routine.

Suzanne Buissink Nov 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Mark made the glass blowing skill accessible and easy to understand. He showed us a demonstration where he explained everything he was doing and then helped us to make our objects. Brilliant day. Class size perfect. I will go back for the second class.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Suzanne Buissink - Sydney

Kate Whitaker Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was exceptional! Mark is fantastically creative and his passion for his medium is contagious.

Ben Roberts Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark was an excellent tutor. Glass is a very tricky medium but we worked through some very enjoyable techniques and really got a feel for it. Mark struck a balance between instruction and allowing us to play and experiment. Marks studio space is entirely in keeping with his open and engaging style. If working with glass is on your bucket list, I couldn't recommend this workshop more highly. Have a look at what I made with just a few hours instruction

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Ben Roberts - Sydney

Linda Misitano Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

What a great class. It is very hands-on learning experience, letting us create own own pieces. Mark is a great teacher, very knowledgeable, and guided us through the direfferent techniques and helped us along the way.
Loved the class, thank you Mark for such a great experience

Daisy Beattie Nov 2021

A really, really great class with a very knowledgeable teacher. No skills or prior experience required, in fact play and discovery is encouraged while still learning the fundamentals.

Julie Reese Nov 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

This was my second class with Mark and I really enjoyed it. I am happy with the objects I managed to create, especially the tree. Mark is a patient teacher and really inspires the creativity.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Julie Reese - Sydney

Leah Fischer Nov 2021

Mark is totally unassuming and humble in light of the world-wide recognition of his talents.
He also proved to be a most generous teacher. Always patient with each of his novice pupils.
I thoroughly enjoyed this session and would recommend for anyone wanting to experience working with glass.

Leigh Jolly Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Had a great beginners glass blowing course today with the talented Mark Eliott. Mark was so knowledgeable and patient and we left the class with about 5-6 finished pieces.

Highly recommended.

Claire Cassidy Nov 2021

Mark was an amazing teacher and he helped everyone in the class make something special.

Scott McKay Jun 2021

Amazing! Could not recommend this class more. Informative and fun. This has started what I feel will be a life long glass blowing passion for me

Cameron McEwan May 2021

Mark was a wonderful teacher, and his class had a great balance of demonstrating techniques, theory and hands-on experience. I was surprised by how much I was able to learn and improve in a day.

Leanne Chick Apr 2021

Mark was awesome and so supportive to help and patient loved the course the environment and the skill set Mark shared with me.
Very grateful

Victoria Hollick Apr 2021

What a fabulous day. the 7 hours flew and we had time to create 4 pieces. Mark was patient and encouraging of all creative ideas. Love your work Mark

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Victoria Hollick - Sydney

Mirné Roux Apr 2021

Mark is patient and allows each student to explore the world of glass to its fullest. Great experience.

Jo Lander Apr 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Clear instruction, kind and encouraging teacher, materials supplied were great. Plenty of time to practise, Mark let us be creative and only got involved if we got into trouble eg items threatening to break.

Brett Spinucci Mar 2021

Mark is a super nice guy with decades of experience in glass work.
About the only negative you could say is that his skills are so high that he makes everything look so easy!
I tried replicating his dolphin and arrived at something that looked more like a prawn crossed with an axylotol!
The course itself is varied with the opportunity provided to explore different techniques and methods of glass manipulation.
The course is (thankfully) loose enough in structure providing the ability to go back and re-do things that you weren't quite satisfied with.
I'm planning to do a follow-up course asap.

Aashi Parikh Mar 2021

What a beautiful day we had glass blowing with Mark! This was an experience unlike any other and I am excited for round 2 :)

It was such an experience just sitting at the workshop table with all the materials we needed right there, not having to worry about anything else, and just getting immersed in the glass blowing process. We came home with a box full of bits and pieces that we made.

What a day!

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Aashi Parikh - Sydney

Rebecca Fenton Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark was a fantastic teacher. Kind, patient, and enthusiastic about teaching.
Materials provided were great and I was able to make various different glass pieces.
Excellent value for money, and I will be attending the second workshop in the near future for sure.

Penny Hanan Mar 2021

Mark is very experienced, a great communicator and generous sharing his knowledge and skill. It was a busy and productive workshop and I will return for more!
Thanks mark!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Penny Hanan - Sydney

Leanne Abbott Mar 2021

The workshop was excellent. Mark demonstrates the glass techniques and clearly explains each process. He is very knowledgeable, always willing to support you with your glass making processes and provides you with a diverse range of glass making experiences. A fascinating look at manipulating glass and creating unique artworks.

Henry Lenaghan Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great introduction to glass. It was using a desk mounted torch so it was not strenuous and allowed you to concentrate on small projects. Mark was a great instructor and obviously cared for the craft and is extremely helpful.

Alison Irving Dec 2020

The teacher was excellent. For some reason, I got the message that the class was 2pm to 9pm, not 10 to 5, so I was a few hours late. Despite that, he made me feel included and I still managed to create almost everything that the others worked on. He also gave a fascinating insight into what can be done with hot glass. Great class for people who love glass

Narelle Taylor Dec 2020

Had a great time. Teacher very good with demonstrations and came home with plenty of glass items.

David Smith Dec 2020

Had a great day with a great knowledgeable teacher. Mark was patient, encouraging and extremely talented. The facilities and equipment were perfect. Would definitely recommend.

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by David Smith - Sydney

Phillip Philippou Nov 2020

Teacher was engaging, approachable and knowledgeable. The space was well equipped and the atmosphere was fun and inviting. Glass blowing was so much fun that it makes you want to get into it.

Katie Milton Nov 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Thanks for such an amazing experience Mark! Loved every second of this class and couldn’t have made my beautifully misshapen vases without your help and guidance :)

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Katie Milton - Sydney

Josie Rose Oct 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Very well organised / structured day with lots of glass colours and ideas to experiment with and plenty of support from Mark who is a master in this field. It was very good value and fun. Good focus on safety too. Highly recommended. Thank you Mark.

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Josie Rose - Sydney

Clare Fraser Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Brilliant fun class - Mark was such a good teacher and allowed the students creativity to take over

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Clare Fraser - Sydney

Hiroko Oakley Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Me and my 13yo son had such a great time learning about glass art. Even though it was challenging to deal with glass, Mark taught us caring and helpful way. We definitely come back for the next level. Thank you so much!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Hiroko Oakley - Sydney

Monica Willats Sep 2020

Very informative
Options or what to do next
Helped heaps was great experience
Can’t wait to come back and do the Next course

Romana Toson Sep 2020

It was a great class. Mark set just the right level of challenge and was there to support every step of the way. The venue was well equipped and in an easy to get to location. Nothing was a drama. I will be going back for the 2 day course!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Romana Toson - Sydney

Kristy Vanezi Sep 2020

had an amazing time. the teacher was very knowledgeable and great at guiding us through the basics. i would definitely recommend and consider attending a more advanced class.

Rafia Hussain Sep 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Had such a great time today at the Glass Blowing Class with Mark. Was really nervous but Mark without a doubt is a great teacher. I will surely take more classes with him and highly recommend him

Gail Miller Aug 2020

Had a great time learning the basics of glass blowing.
Mark was an informative instructor who was clear and organised in his approach.
Loved the materials! He allowed us to play which is the way I learn.
Highly recommend

Christina Awitt Aug 2020

Mark the teacher was very helpful, all the glass and things we needed was provided, the course was a full day but it's needed for what we learnt, the things we made were a blob of all glass melted together then a brooch for around your neck, then a I blew in some glass to make a little vase and we finished of making a turtle. I loved it and would highly recommend. Thank you for a fun and unforgettable day.

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Christina Awitt - Sydney

Marisa Certo Aug 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed the beginners workshop and went back for more the second day. Mark was great, he explained the techniques and processes and was there to help us at all times. I would highly recommend the this course.

Rohan Kagali Jul 2020

Mark is an amazing teacher. He gave us a very hands-on learning experience, giving us complete creative rein on our small glassworks. Loved the class. I'm definitely signing up for the next level workshop.

Amanda Parsons Jun 2020

I found mark to be an excellent teacher, especially for beginners. He was patient, even tempered, advised well, complimented work/effort/vision, and rescued when required.
There was plenty of equipment provided all of which had been cleaned.
The venue was fine and located well for coffee & lunch as well as transport.
I had fun & Mark made me feel capable enough to persue further classes. I'd certainly like to offer a big thank you.

Selina Steele May 2020

Mark was generous in his knowledge and patient in his manner.
In these strange times of COVID - a stickler for sanitised equipment and social distancing.
Only wish I could have afforded the second day straight up!

Sarah Pranic Mar 2020

Mark is a fantastic teacher! He’s super chill, amazingly creative but also informative, making sure we all enjoyed ourselves and got the most out of the class. Working with glass was a lot more challenging than I expected but still heaps of fun. And at the end of the day, we were able to take home our little glass objects to keep as a memento!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Sarah Pranic - Sydney

Jessica Bouyamourn Feb 2020

The class was very free flowing but structured at the same time, I felt like I could be creative and I would get help if I needed
The knowledge that Mark passes on is fantastic
I will be attending more classes for sure

Jodi Pender Jan 2020

Fantastic Class, working with glass was a lot harder and a lot more enjoyable than anticipated. Mark is a wonderful teacher and a true talent.

Nick Callaway Jan 2020

Awesome class. Thoroughly enjoyed. Very practical and hands on from the get go and came home with a bunch of glass works.

Rebecca Partridge Jan 2020

Mark's enthusiasm and interest provided for both an absorbing and engaging experience for myself and it certainly appeared, all who attended his class.

Thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for an experience in creating something that is individual and rewarding.

Robbie Cannings Jan 2020

This class was brilliant. Mark was knowledgeable, helpful and an inspiring teacher. Would definitely go back for the second class

Emmanuel Villalobos Dec 2019

the teacher is great, really enjoyed the class and with the desire to explore more for glass blowing

Alexis Kaless Dec 2019

A very interesting experience. My wife and I are not creative or artistic and so this was a great challenge for us. There was a perfect amount of instructions and tutorials and you felt that there was progression in your skill level throughout the day, while appreciating the skill of the true glassblowing artists. It certainly isn’t as easy as it looks on TV but you certainly come home with a few pieces of your own creation.

Valerie Xie Dec 2019

Fantastic class and experience. My partner and I did this class in December and bought this for my partners xmas gift - it was well worth it than material items. Mark was a great teacher, provided explanations and also helped out when I struggled with a few techniques. We got to make a few pieces and at the end had freedom to do whatever we wanted. The blowing part of the workshop was very fun but also very hard. This is a great class for people who want to do something different and get insight into how glass is made.

Seamus O'Reilly Nov 2019

Mark was great. He was able to incorporate both safety and instruction into the workshop quite seamlessly. His manner of teaching was both engaging and insightful and made for a brilliant day of fun. Facilities were more than adequate with coffee and tea provided. Really happy with the experience and I've become quite attached to the beautiful monsters I created there.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Seamus O'Reilly - Sydney

Shannon Foster Oct 2019

This was a brilliant hands on workshop where you are able to make make many interesting and creative pieces. The teacher, Mark Eliott was a great teacher, very generous and encouraging and clearly a skillful master of his craft. I would highly recommend this workshop for any skill level, it was fun and informative and awesome outcomes are definitely achievable!

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Shannon Foster - Sydney

Benjamin Allen Oct 2019

I had a fantastic time learning how to work with glass from Mark. The course had a great relaxed atmosphere and the balance between guidance and freedom to explore freely was perfect. We were introduced to a range of different glass making techniques and got a great foundational understanding of how glass is worked from Mark. I loved the course and I am definitely keen to do some more glass blowing in the future.

Christie Cash Sep 2019

Mark's class was great! It was challenging yet approachable. He's very hands-on, supportive, and clearly passionate about glass blowing and passing that skill on to others. Definitely recommend!

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Christie Cash - Sydney

Jude Kirby Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The session was well run, plenty of materials and quality equipment. Mark was very knowledgeable in the medium, and had a welcoming and friendly manner. In terms of the venue a bit better lighting would be helpful.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Jude Kirby - Sydney

Scott Young Aug 2019

My wife and I had an awesome day with Mark. He was very informative throughout the day and answered every query we asked. Mark made the day super fun and I highly recommend anyone to attend who has an interest in glass blowing.

Sylvia Meyer Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The workshop was fantastic. Marc is an extremely talented craftman and patient teacher. He was excellent at demonstrating in an efficient manner, and extremely helpful through the lesson, going well above and beyond expectations. 100% recommend to anyone keen on giving glass sculpturing and glass blowing a crack (pun intented!)

Leanne Jan Aug 2019

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Great experience overall, very informative and great as a taster or introduction to flame work. Would recommend

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Leanne Jan - Sydney

Kevin Lee Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A great day with Mark today at the beginner's glass blowing workshop in Redfern. Mark is extremely patient, genuine, passionate and highly encouraging - I couldn't imagine a better instructor! Accomplished artist and skilled teacher. Two thumbs up!

Glass Blowing Class: All Day review by Kevin Lee - Sydney

Eddy Ng Aug 2019

Teacher is very kind and great demonstration. Wonderful workshop display full equipment in my first time experience that let me so excited and enhance my interest

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