Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster

Learn the fascinating art of glass blowing in Sydney

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $157 - $229 (or 4 payments of $39.25 - $57.25 Afterpay)
($229 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $193 for 2 guests, $181 for 3 guests, $169 for 4 guests, $157 for 5+ guests. $100 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Discover a fabulous new skill: blowing and sculpting glass in the flame! This beginner's class is taught by Glass Artist Mark Eliott. Mark will take you through the basics of glass blowing and sculpting in this two and a half-hour introduction in his Marrickville studio.

This two-and a half-hour taster session will cover:

  • The basics of glass blowing and sculpting using an "oxygen-propane" torch
  • Using both clear and coloured "borosilicate" glass rods and tubes (you'll learn various types at the workshop!)
  • Techniques such as sculpting, joining, stretching, blowing, and colour mixing
  • Safety talk on using the glass blowing torch
  • Half an hour of kiln time for your pieces to anneal.

You are using both right and left parts of the brain in this creative process which combines planning with improvisation. Students will come on a creative adventure with glass flame-work which balances technique, structure and improvisation.

You will make at least two glass objects that you can take home for your family and friends to admire, which could be a small glass animals, pendants, vessels or abstract creations; you might come away with several objects. The kiln will be turned off half an hour before the end of the class so that your creations can cool and be ready for you to take home at the end of the class.

Please note:
  • Bookings are unavailable for the first weekend of every month.
  • All public class dates are introductory taster sessions.
  • You can request a private taster session, as either introductory or ongoing skills.
  • The class duration is two and a half hours, however, for classes with more than four students, it may run slightly over.

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

Save $72 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
Suitable for ages 12+ only when accompanied by a responsible adult. Minimum unaccompanied age 16.
What you'll get
You will make at least two objects to take home for your family and friends to admire. Whether these are small glass animals, trees, flowers or small abstract creations, vessels or even wearable objects.
What to bring
  • You must wear proper clothing - long sleeves and long pants from cotton or other low-flammable material. So no shorts or tees! Full covered shoes at all times and best to tie long hair back on the day.
  • You may like to bring water and a snack.
  • 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 12 years old).

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

This would also be a unique 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).

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster location
Your teacher
Mark Eliott
Mark Eliott
(Mark Eliott Glass)

30 years experience in glassblowing

5.0 (636)
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.

Verified reviews

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Fiona Thornton Nov 2023

Very experienced and patient Teacher, Mark with a friendly and knowledge Assistant Anna. It was amazing what we could learn and create in such a short space of time.

Thoroughly recommend it. Allow an extra 30 mins at the end for your artworks to cool in the kiln and read the instructions in your confirmation email re what to bring / wear.

Winnie Huen Nov 2023

Mark is an experienced glass making master, he taught us a lot of techniques in the 2.5 hours and gave us a lot of time and space to experiment with our creations. A really great first-timer “taster” session and even a bit addictive! I loved learning two glass making techniques in one sitting. It is one of the best experiences we’ve had in Sydney. I’d highly recommend it if you’re after something different and memorable.

Lou Hayward Nov 2023

My partner and I had such a fantastic time at Mark's glass blowing taster class! Neither of us had ever tried anything like this before and we learned so much. Mark is a patient and supportive teacher, and he created a really lovely classroom atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Shan Huang Nov 2023

really enjoy the course and definitely wanna to go here again and again???????????? Mark is so patient and really willing to help!

Audrey Ormella Nov 2023

Mark and Anna were clear and helpful throughout the workshop, always ready to provide help if needed, but still left space for you to be creative and experiment with the material. Fantastic value for money, we each got to take home the 2-4 pieces that we made. Learned so much about the craft of glasswork! Will definitely be back.

Niki Taylor Nov 2023

Great teacher, taught us a lot of techniques for the class, and very fun class

John Roach Nov 2023

Mark is an excellent teacher and professional in his approach to ensure we got a wonderful experience. We walked away with a couple of meaningful “trinkets” that we will treasure.
PS. ask to see some of the miniature animals that Mark makes, they are beautiful ????

Cynthia Winter Nov 2023

Was a great class, we thoroughly enjoyed it, Mark is a great teacher and encourages your own artistic flair.

Rebecca Gray Nov 2023

Mark Elliot conducted an incredible class. He was so accommodating of everyone needing a touch of support through the experience here and there. Mark and his daughter Simmy are amazing artists and teachers. I would highly recommend anyone to go! And I think I will be back ????

Mathanhi Jegatheeswaran Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Mark was amazing at teaching us the basics and making sure we got to have finished products that we all loved.

Would recommend this class for anyone who has been thinking of trying out glassblowing and lampworking.

Jess Nov 2023

An amazing experience. I love showing off the things that I made (even if they are a bit abstract). Everyone was really friendly and a complete novice like me was able to make something displayable by the end of the class. Highly recommend as a group or individual activity.

Robyn Clune Nov 2023

Lovely supportive environment for beginners. Such a wonderful process and an enjoyable afternoon. Thank you mark!

Liam Oct 2023

Mark was an amazing teacher - confident in his methods and patient with us first-time glassblowers. We came out knowing significantly more about the art of glassblowing and with some pieces to remember the experience.

Thank you Mark!

Harsha Ramchandani Oct 2023

Mark was an absolutely lovely teacher. I came away with a fascination and deep appreciation of working with glass. I'm very inspired to do more!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Harsha Ramchandani - Sydney

Anna Papoutsakis Oct 2023

Had a blast! Took my 74 year old Father as it’s always been a bucket list item for him. Mark was amazing! He was ever so patient towards my Dad (even when Dad was not following instructions ‍♀️).
I don’t have a creative bone in my body but found that I loved the whole experience. It didn’t matter that I didn’t know what I was doing. I found it quite meditative. My 5 year old loved my ‘abstract blob’ ha ha.
Venue was great ,materials supplied were ample and varied and Mark even had coconut water to offer us :)
Would definitely do it again. Thank you Mark!

Taryn Rath Oct 2023

Really enjoyable class, very informative. Mark and Anna were really helpful and quick to give advice. Would definitely recommend and would love to do it again.

Teacher's response

Thanks heaps Taryn, great to have you in my class. Regards Mark.

Susan Britton Oct 2023

We really enjoyed learning to play with glass, colour and shapes.mark has a gentle very encouraging manner and Anna his assistant is the best.
The studio was light and I loved the serious workshop feel. Mark had some of his work there for us to see which was so interesting.
All 3 of my group would totally recommend this class. One of us had attended a previous class and inspired we other two to come along.

Teacher's response

Thanks for the great feedback Susan, glad you enjoyed the class.

Regards Mark.

Ko-Chueh Lin Oct 2023

I bought this class as a birthday present for my partner. We both had a lot of fun during the class. Mark is a great teacher, very patient and inspiring. He demonstrated a number of techniques at the beginning and let everyone have a go at practicing these techniques at our hearts content before moving on to the blowing portion of the class. We ended up with a few pieces each to take home. It was a fun and memorable class. Perfect for total beginners who want to have a dip in the glass making world.

Teacher's response

Thank you Ko-Chueh Lin, I'm so glad you enjoyed the class. Regards Mark.

Marco Dandolo Oct 2023

Fabulous course, lots of fun.

Mark was a great teacher, very knowledgeable. We had a lovely afternoon.

Teacher's response

Thanks heaps Marco, I'm glad you all enjoyed it. Regards mark.

Sarah Moran Oct 2023

Wonderful experience. Highly recommended. Great group activity. Would definately do it again. Bring your creatively.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for the nice review Sarah.
Please come again. Regards Mark.

Alexandra Camilleri Oct 2023

An absolutely wonderful experience the class was so much fun and I will definitely be back! The teachers were so informative and helpful. Best experience ever!

April Han Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Absolutely loved the class with my friend. Highly recommended! Getting crafty was amazing with Mark’s help.

Renee Oct 2023

Mark is such an incredible—and patient—teacher! We had so much fun learning and playing with two different techniques and got to leave with some cute pieces we made. Would definitely recommend!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Renee - Sydney

Claudia Solin Oct 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Mark is very personable and relaxed; clear in his instruction and encouraging around making mistakes. The perfect instructor to invite you into a new world of creative exploration. Such a great introduction to glass blowing! I’m looking forward to doing another class.

Rana Hadid-Richards Oct 2023

Great workshop! Mark is exceptionally skilled and a wonderful teacher.
I highly recommend joining a class.

Travis Duck Oct 2023

Had a wonderful time, great instructor, the family had a really fun time, thanks for all the help and instruction.

Jeff Oct 2023

Incredible beginners class to which you leave wanting to learn more. Mark shared the perfect amount of knowledge over the 2 hrs. Came out of the class eager to share my creations and experience with family and friends.

Nihal Aldere Oct 2023

could be structured rather than free work so that there is a real object to take home even if a simple one

Jasmine Biala Green Oct 2023

My favourite workshop I’ve taken so far. Mark was very thorough with his instructions and was happy to help us as we made our items.

Lots of fun and we got to take our little glass pieces home!

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Jasmine Biala Green - Sydney

Nikkita Horne Sep 2023

Mark was great. Classes very well structured but relaxed. Learnt two main types of glass blowing (torch). Created two objects. Highly recommend.

Teacher's response

Thank you Nekkita, your review is much appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed the class. Hope to see you again.
Regards Mark

Lianne Koinis Sep 2023

Attending Mark's glass blowing class was a fantastic experience that I recommend. Mark is not only an expert in the field but also a patient and passionate teacher, ensuring we were comfortable and supported. The venue had great equipment and the materials provided allowed us to fully embrace our creative potentials, leading to beautiful creations. What stood out the most was the hands-on experience under Mark's guidance, transforming our glass into art. For anyone curious about glass blowing, Mark's class is an enriching blend of art , and self-expression that shouldn't be missed.

Teacher's response

Thanks heaps for your in depth review Lianne, I'm glad you really enjoyed the experience. Please come again

Samantha Hughes Sep 2023

Beautiful workshop, highly recommend it! Mark gives you all the tools and knowledge to run with whatever your creativity inspires. Taught in a professional manner, where you get the why/how to gain a deep understanding.

Lots of fun, great opportunities to continue learning, and very inspired by Mark's own work.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your lovely review Samantha, It was great to have you in the class

Travis Duck Sep 2023

Very fun, knowledgable and interesting class, I'll be going again with some other friends.
Way harder than expected to make something that actually looks good, just shows the skill of the teachers, had a great time.

Teacher's response

Thanks Travis, I try to make the process as easy as possible but it is still challenging I'll admit which I think is half the fun. Glad you enjoyed the class.

Stephanie Kennedy Sep 2023

The class size was great and the teacher was really good. Very experienced and easy to follow.
It was a fun 2.5 hours.

Teacher's response

Thank you Stephanie, it was great to have you in my class. Please come back for another session sometime. Regards Mark.

Antonia Rizova Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was great Mark’s instructions were clear and it was really fun to work with a medium I never have before :)

Teacher's response

Thanks very much Antonia, it was great having you in the class. I hope you enjoy my book as well.

Murray Herbert Sep 2023

Mark had a very calm and encouraging demeanour. He covered numerous skills and techniques that we could use as novices and it was all done in a light and friendly manner. I loved the experience. 10/10. Murray

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Murray Herbert - Sydney

Teacher's response

Thank you very much for your great review Murray. I'm glad you enjoyed the class.

Erin Potroz Aug 2023

The teacher is very positive and very knowledgeable. The class was amazingly fun. We had been looking forward to the class and were not disappointed

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Erin Potroz - Sydney

Teacher's response

Thanks heaps Erin

Michael Clapham Aug 2023

What a wonderful to spend time on a Sunday. Perfectly tailored to the complete novice. This truly was a taster, it left me wanting more.

Teacher's response

Great Michael, you are welcome to come back.

Mr Nolan Aug 2023

The teacher was very good. Facilities were great, very clean and organised. Great demonstrations and advice.

Very safe. We will be back for sure.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Mr Nolan - Sydney

Teacher's response

Thanks Mr Nolan, glad you both enjoyed the experience

Gordon Duff Aug 2023

very cool space, fantastic teacher. Definitely recommend coming with an idea of something basic u want to make though so that you can make the most of the time there, would absolutely recommend this for anyone curious about getting into glassblowing, was a lot of fun :)

Teacher's response

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback Gordon.

Craig Bennett Aug 2023

Mark made our class very enjoyable and with his wisdom and thoughts the outcome of our pieces were somewhat successful
All in all a great day

Teacher's response

Thanks Craig, it is a challenging medium I know and thats part of the fun. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience

Luke Parkinson Aug 2023

Mark was amazing and it was so interesting to get to try the working with the glass

Teacher's response

Glad you enjoyed it Luke

Keshet Cohen Aug 2023

Mark is an amazing teacher. The venue was perfect and so well set up. The class was beautiful. We absolutly loved everything about the session and will be back to learn more.

We picked this class because of Marks art, so different to other glassblowers and had such a beautiful time. We took home a couple of our own little creations and loved every moment of it.

Teacher's response

Thanks for the wonderful feedback Keshet

Hannah Andreuzza Aug 2023

Fantastic class, highly recommended. Mark had so much knowledge and patience. Definately will book again

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Hannah Andreuzza - Sydney

Teacher's response

Thanks Hannah

Michel Vogel Jul 2023

I had a wonderful time. I only wish I could take more classes in Newcastle. Thank you Mark.

Teacher's response

Thanks Michael, I hope you can make it down again sometime

Kelly Zenere Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Really great experience and was lot of fun.

Our instructors Mark and Simi were super helpful and very patient with us all.

We got to create 2 pieces to bring home.

I'd recommend this to anyone who is looking for something creative - it's a great introduction to glass work.

Teacher's response

thanks heaps Kelly

Jennifer Uhlhorn Jul 2023

Mark was a great teacher and explained the techniques well. Simi was also wonderful.
We could have stayed longer listening to Mark explain more of his own works.
Fantastic experience

Teacher's response

Thank you Jennifer

Peter Bryant Jul 2023

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

The class was great fun. Mark is an excellent teacher and very knowledgeable. It was great to be able to try both, creating glass ornaments and blowing glass. I did the class with my daughter and we had a great time together. Would thoroughly recommend this class and would love to go again

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Peter Bryant - Sydney

Teacher's response

Thanks Peter it was great to have you both in my studio

Annette Bui Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Wow, what a wonderful and unique experience. Mark is a knowledgeable and thoughtful teacher. Mum and I entered the class with no glass blowing experience and he took the time to carefully explain the basic principles to us, and patiently answered any questions we may have. All the materials and equipment (including safety equipment) are provided for you. I do think the class is very good value for money considering the materials required and how long the class is. I would highly recommend this class.

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Honor Sinclair Jul 2023

Mark was wonderful, just watching him work was amazing. He was so lovely and experienced, we had such a great time and love our little treasures

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Honor Sinclair - Sydney

Linda Williams Jul 2023

This was a fantastic class. Mark teacher was very knowledgeable and it was great fun, we each got to create a couple of glass items. Highly recommended.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Linda Williams - Sydney

Dianne Le Jul 2023

Great fun and very enjoyable!
Mark was amazing, very patient and is an incredible teacher. Felt very comfortable there. Definitely wish we had more time to create more glass pieces!

Molly Barr Jul 2023

Really fun intro class to glass, a hard medium to do a crash course in but Mark did a great job.

Juliette Harrington Jul 2023

Mark was patient and helpful with the entire class. We had such a fun time learning this amazing art form! Thank you Mark!

Kathryn Merry Jul 2023

Loved the experience and learning something new!
Just wish I had more time to play.
Thank you

Megan Wilson Jul 2023

Mark is a lovely man, very knowledgeable and experienced in his craft. He explained everything clearly and it all made for a very enjoyable afternoon

Kiran Deol Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Well organised class in a pleasant, safe environment. Patient, engaging teacher who was able to tailor the class according to the participant's level of skill comfort. Great funand I made a thing!

Jessica Ball Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was a fantastic experience, we had a great time. Mark is highly knowledgeable and a great teacher, happy to share his time and experience.

Daynia Tupou Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Had an incredible lesson with Mark, truly remarkable and had such a blast learning this intricate art!

Debbie Whitford Jun 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Mark is a great teacher, he explained things really well. Really good setup for the classes. Challenging but a lot of fun.

Leigh-Anne Rhodes Jun 2023

This class was a great taster session for working with glass. Mark was patient, clear and thorough in his teaching. All materials and equipment were provided and explained. Leave perfection at the door and come with the attitude of creative free flow. This class didn't disasppoint.

Ariane Falkenberg Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Mark is a great teacher - very patient and explains everything very well.
Time passes way too fast but somehow you still manage to produce 2 pieces each.
We are hooked.

Chris Younger Jun 2023

Really enjoyable class, able to get quickly onto the tools and have a go at it. Mark was a very relaxed teacher which was reassuring when dealing with hot fire. Can recommend!

Madison Amorim Jun 2023

This class was so much fun, unlike anything I had ever tried before. Both teachers were super knowledgeable and passionate and so it made the experience even better.

Vanessa Leszczuk Jun 2023

Brilliant fun to work with glass which is such a fascinating material. Mark was a great teacher and the set up was perfect.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Vanessa Leszczuk - Sydney

Shyleen Hewlett Jun 2023

Super interesting and fun class! It’s a great opportunity to be creative and try something new.
We got to make 2 things and had a lot of help from the friendly teacher :)

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Shyleen Hewlett - Sydney

Heather Kremen Jun 2023

Great class. The teacher was very good at demoing how the glass moved and what you could do with it. Then he gave the students plenty of opertunity to play around and create really unique pieces while experiencing working with borosilicate glass.

Natalia Teulan Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark is a knowledgeable and engaging teacher, whilst also clearly an artist at heart.
I really enjoyed the playful aspect of the first stage of working with the glass, and in the second stage I was able to blow a small bottle.
The materials available to use were varied and plentiful, with lots of gorgeous colours to choose from.
The venue was perfect too, lots of light, equipment and plenty of room for many people.
I came away with my two individual creations and some basic skills. I look forward to developing these skills further!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Natalia Teulan - Sydney

Matthew Wilson Jun 2023

Good fun. Great experience. Time just went so quickly! (Well, it was a taster session after all.) Showed off the two glass pieces to guys at my local Mens Shed: nobody has seen anything like my work! Didn't get any buyers though! Recommended experience.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Matthew Wilson - Sydney

Sandra Parkin May 2023

We had a great time. The Mark was very informative. The equipment was great with free range. Just not long enough to let our creative selves go.

Rebecca Malek May 2023

We loved Mark's class. He was a great teacher who was able to guide us safely into making some great pieces. Would certainly recommend

Yang Qiu May 2023

It’s really fun class. I really enjoyed it. I made little glass sculptures in the class.

Jesi Domingo May 2023

Mark is a very knowledgable, patient and kind teacher. He answered all questions and you can really see his passion for the art.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Jesi Domingo - Sydney

Julia Sassen May 2023

Mark is very good at what he does. He is very thorough when he is explaining on what to do, and how you can just explore and have fun with it. It was an honour to be taught by him. Would definitely recommend!

Trina So May 2023

Mark was a very thorough, attentive and patient teacher making this class even more enjoyable. The venue was appropriate and easy to find. The materials and equipment were plentiful and good quality. I would recommend making smaller items if you want to make multiple things.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Trina So - Sydney

Vallan Brandy May 2023

I had booked this as a gift to my partner for their birthday and both me and my partner walked out of the class loving it!
Mark was a great teacher who taught us a variety of techniques used in glass blowing. He was also there to help with some of the more difficult parts, including help saving our pieces when they started to crack.
Would recommend this others and would do this again :)

Ana Karvouniaris Apr 2023

We loved our class with Mark! He was kind and we had a blast! Thank you so much for offering this class Mark!

Zoe Mikulandra Apr 2023

Super informative about glass theory, practice and history. Lots of fun and a small class made it easy to learn.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Zoe Mikulandra - Sydney

Tina Le Apr 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Amazing class and very hands on help from our teacher Mark! We had a lot of fun learning a new craft.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Tina Le - Sydney

Lauren Giordano Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This was such a fun class! Mark was a great teacher. Would definitely recommend for something different.

Mark Christopher Mar 2023

Mark was such a fantastic teacher. All materials were provided which was super easy. It was a great experience to try two different types of glass making in our lesson. The group session was great too as you can see different ideas. I can't recommend this enough.

Tully Ozgur Mar 2023

Mark is a brilliant artist and a teacher. He took his time with all the participants and explained glass blowing basics in clear language. We were supplied with all the materials we need and Mark was ready give us a hand when needed! I highly recommend this course for anyone who likes to create and experience different materials!

Melissa Willings Mar 2023

Great fun for a group activity. No wasting time, came how with two cute pieces. Clear instructions and plenty of help if you needed it, but left to do it on your own.

Moet Sela Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class, comfortable studio knowledgeable teacher, lots of fun, I highly recommend attending the class

Catherine Wood Mar 2023

Great class. Had an opportunity to make two different things with two great helpers when we needed help. Would recommend to anyone who wants to try something new.

Mark Deweerd Mar 2023

Enjoyable first experience with no pressure or expectation from Mark. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in trying something different!

Tyson Galvin Mar 2023

Mark is very knowledgeable, extremely talented and patient.

I took a little longer to make my flower at the start and he was able to help the others in the class with the next stage of glass blowing, while i finished.

I really enjoyed it, and as a first timer, didn't realise I would pick it up so quickly.

I feel another hobby fostering!

Thanks again Mark.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Tyson Galvin - Sydney

Matin Harbus Mar 2023

Really well
introduced. Got skilled up enough to ACTUALLY get to make some pieces in glass. Just made me want to do more.

Sophia Le Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

An absolutely thrilling class, that I highly recommend - Mark provides a wonderfully balanced experience wherein he provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to start confidently and then encourages you to dive straight into play and experimenting with flamework and glass blowing.

It was a wonderfully enjoyable workshop for my partner and I - we loved being able to create something that we could take home and cherish forever.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Sophia Le - Sydney

Niharika Hukku Feb 2023

Mark is an excellent teacher and a wonderful artist. He was very detailed about safety and was very comprehensive in his teaching method. He was also very attentive and helpful and gave us freedom to create. I attended the class with my husband and we both came home with pieces we love.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Niharika Hukku - Sydney

Paige Owen Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark was great! He was patient and taught so well, bringing so much humanness to glass blowing. He encouraged creativity and flow, and was very nurturing in the process. It was amazing to learn how to blow glass, such a unique skill - and in the time allocated you were able to get a feel for just how incredibly talented glass blowers are.

Merilyn Heuschkel Feb 2023

Loved this class. Had so much fun learning about how to manipulate glass. Great for beginners!

Amanda Cook Feb 2023

A really informative and creative class. Loved it. Will definitely think about coming back to do the longer class. Thanks Mark.

Sascha Kelso Feb 2023

this class had a really great balance of instruction and freedom. Mark is generous with his input, materials are well laid out, the process was so interesting and i loved the oblects i got to take home

Melissa Ward Feb 2023

Great intro to the art of glass blowing/ sculpture. Mark is very knowledgeable and passionate and was a wonderful teacher. Small class size allowed Mark to be very helpful with all of us. Great to make and take home a few treasures too

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Debbie Calvert Feb 2023

Loved the experience and Mark was a wealth of knowledge and support. Really appreciated the intricacies of the work and would happily recommend to friends and family.
Thank you Mark for a great introduction to your passion

Julie Scott Feb 2023

The glass blowing class we did with Mark this week was fantastic. Mark took time to explain the basic techniques (& safety practices) then we were able to begin experiencing this fascinating art by melting glass, adding colour, changing the shape of the object and using a variety of crafting tools. Then we moved onto some actual glass blowing. This class was excellent, good value for money and with a patient, very talented teacher. We didn't want the class to finish and now hope to return for a full day session very soon.

Monika Diak Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Excellent teacher, calm and precise. Thoroughly enjoyed the class, will definitely be back for more.

Kyra Kim Jan 2023

I booked this glass blowing class as a birthday gift for my partner and it was so much fun and a really unique experience. Mark is a great teacher, very encouraging and knowledgeable. He coached us through the different glass moulding techniques and we were able to take home some unique vessels that we made. I would highly recommend this class as a memorable and fun activity! I am looking forward to doing a longer class and honing my new found skills

Katie Jan 2023

Great experience. Mark was super knowledgeable and explained everything really well. First time for me so lots to learn. Would definitely do it again and next time try not to drop my partners glassware on the floor

Elise Girdler Jan 2023

Mark was a fantastic teacher, extremely passionate and knowledgable. He showed us different techniques before we were able to try ourselves, and then was on hand to help and give advice. The experience was really great and unique - would recommend. Thank you!

Paul Gibbons Jan 2023

Mark is an excellent tutor, very patient, helpful and informative. The workshop is very well set up in a good space and we managed to come home with some not too bad pieces for novices. We loved it!

Samantha Coultas Jan 2023

We really enjoyed this experience. Mark is very knowledgeable. He was able to give us all the information we required to get started and was very patient with us as beginners. I would recommend this to anyone who just wants a taste of working with glass.

Lisa Herrod Jan 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

We had a great experience with Mark. The structure of the taster class is perfect for getting a sense of the studio environment, tools, materials and fundamental techniques.

There was plenty of time for a good introduction as well as experimenting with a variety of techniques.

Safety and hygiene (Covid etc) was well addressed too.

The taster class was a perfect introduction for me to the longer series of more advanced classes.

Mark is extremely welcoming and friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

I would recommend this to anyone with any interest in the art.

Really interesting and a great selection of materials and tools.

Thanks Mark!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Lisa Herrod - Sydney

Rhys Stratford Jan 2023

My wife and i had an amazing experience with Mark, He is such a lovely guy with alot of patients and a very calming manner which is exactly what you need when dealing with a hot flame and molten glass! He is very happy to throw you in at the deep end and that's what i liked most about the whole experience as no time is wasted getting creative.

I would strongly recommend this experience to anyone who is looking to try something totally new and doesn't mind a challenge!

Thanks Mark for a great afternoon!

Kylie Chow Jan 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed my first experience of glass blowing thanks to the warm and creative studio space created by Mark. It was a great afternoon!

Elizabeth Franklin Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Loved every part! Will do again, Mark is a great teacher and his assistant Anna was wonderful. Far exceeded my expectations and I want to learn more!

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Elizabeth Franklin - Sydney

Xue Cao Jan 2023

The teacher was fantastic. Explained things simply and concisely, took things slowly to make sure we understood everything. We also had similar interests so we had many fun conversations during the class.

Anika Lukins Jan 2023

Great class! Mark was fantastic and very helpful. I discovered a real love for working with glass. I’ll definitely be coming back!

Daniel Snitzer Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

My wife and I really enjoyed the class. The teacher was entertaining and informative. It felt like we covered enough interesting things in enough detail to make the time fly by.

Lisa Emery Jan 2023

I had a fabulous time learning how to work with molten glass and blow glass. Mark was a fantastic teacher, very knowledgeable, he explained everything really well and is creative. The lesson was well prepared, good equipment and a lovely space to work in. Thanks for a fabulous lesson.

Jasmine Aspinall Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher was very friendly and helpful! Encouraged everyone to let their creativity flow and to have fun. Definitely recommend

Phoebe Ludemann Dec 2022

Mark's class was fantastic – we all had a great time and took home some lovely objects/ornaments! My colleagues and I would all highly recommend this class if you want to try something new in an approachable, skilfully guided setting.

Vinity Gill Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Mark is a very patient teacher. As we were a group of high needs individual participating, Mark managed the participants really well.
He is an amazing teacher.
Vinity from Moksha Therapy Psychology Practice

Heiron Chan Dec 2022

I booked this class with a group of friends to learn a new and different skill. Mark generously shared his knowledge and talent in this class. He was extremely patient and encouraging in all our creative glass making endeavours. It was a really wonderful experience - the taster class gave us the freedom to test our new skills and create some lovely pieces that we could take home. We would not hesitate to book another class with Mark.

Murray Hopkins Dec 2022

Mark was thorough and generous in his approach. There was time to listen to the glass and begin to hear a few words in response.

Katrina Sanders Dec 2022

We did this class as a family, it was engaging, fun and gave good insight on the basics.

Ashleigh Cullen Dec 2022

Such an amazing class Mark is a great teacher that is able to explain his skills so well and give us the freedom to create. We were a group of 8 and had great time - all want to do it again!

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Ashleigh Cullen - Sydney

Megan Engard Dec 2022

Mark was a fantastic instructor! We loved being able to jump right in to working with the tools and were chuffed to walk away with our first handmade glass pieces! Great as either a one off activity or the start of a fun new hobby.

Sophie Lamarque Dec 2022

Mark was great.
Super informative and helpful.
His passion for glass was really apparent. He made a couple of total novices feel comfortable

Ella Pybus Dec 2022

We had a brilliant time! Mark was a clear and patient teacher and the glass blowing / sculpting process was just so fun - would highly recommend.

Dani Bennett Nov 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was very informative and very well run. I felt I learned a great deal.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Dani Bennett - Sydney

Deirdre Chia Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark was very patient, friendly and accommodating during the glass blowing class. He taught us a good variety of techniques and gave us the freedom to explore. It was a cathartic experience which left us wanting more. Would highly recommend!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Deirdre Chia - Sydney

Nick Krajewski Nov 2022

The course was really fun and very interesting. Mark did a great job with the demonstrations and was very helpful. Would recommend this course to others.

Gabrielle Chidiac Nov 2022

Great class and great teacher! We had no experience but quickly felt so confident and curious.

Eleanor Stokes Nov 2022

Absolutely loved it
My husband and I were lucky enough to receive a Classbento gift card for our birthdays. And what better and more unique way to spend it then on a glass blowing class. You can really appreciate it as a diverse and intricate skill.

Mark the teacher has over 40 years experience, a true gentleman and very professional with a true passion for the glass medium.

Materials were provided and to a great quality, and you have plenty of opportunity and resources to really try out the skill in a low pressure environment. Mark just wants you to have fun and play around.

Tea and water are provided, location is roomy with plenty of room between yourself and other class mates, and good visibility in learning from Mark.

Book it in, you won’t regret it. Also check out the show “Blown Away” before you plan on going. The possibilities with glass are endless.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Eleanor Stokes - Sydney

Ruth Smith Nov 2022

Our family attended together and found all levels of ability where equally adapted to by Mark (teacher). Instructions where clear and precise before participating in the activity, safety always a priority with constant encouraging assistance along the way. Great knowledge shared with enthusiasm and happily answering enquires without hesitation. I would recommend taking this introductory glass blowing class, great family or work building bonding experience.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Ruth Smith - Sydney

Danielle Clapham Nov 2022

A big thank you to Mark for a fantastic class! He was a great teacher. Highly recommend this class. It was great value and perfect for beginners.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Danielle Clapham - Sydney

Patrick Rosario Nov 2022

This class was a great introduction into glass blowing. Mark was lovely and very helpful, great instructor. Had a fun time and would definitely recommend :)

Meghann Thai Nov 2022

Mark is an excellent teacher. He provided us with all the materials and taught us how to safely heat the glass and how to safely handle the molten glass as well. He showed us basic glass moulding techniques as well as glass blowing.
This class is definitely a taster and leaves you wanting more. Our group will definitely be back for a full day class.

Claire Markey Nov 2022

Mark was so friendly and passionate about his craft! It was a wonderful experience and we felt we learned so much even in such a short class!

He was very encouraging, offering help and advice when needed but he really allowed us to get our creative juices flowing!

Thank you for such a wonderful experience- I can’t recommend it highly enough!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Claire Markey - Sydney

Tania Sweatman Nov 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

What a wonderful introduction to glass blowing and glass art. We were all a little nervous but Mark calmly took us through the processes and soon had us working with the glass rods, colour and flame. We each came away with two pieces of very unique art and a greater appreciation for the skill that these artists have. I've included a copy of my creations - definitely room for improvement! Venue was easy to locate. We arrived early and were able to enjoy a coffee and morning tea at a nearby cafe. The studio was set up well for us to easily get started at our own stations. An extra special "thank you" to Mark for being so patient and accommodating - we had to reschedule several times due to the floods and COVID.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Tania Sweatman - Sydney

Dianne Grazioli Oct 2022

Great and fun experience. The teacher was very knowledgeable and friendly and explained the process well.

Paul Bakker Oct 2022

A great time was had, Mark was very good at helping us create some interesting glass Art

Very friendly, with lots of time to createwill definitely be having another crack at glass blowing

Helen Gaulton Oct 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Teacher was very good, materials great. Location good coffee shops and gelato nearby. Will do the longer class next year

Tony Bennett Oct 2022

Mark was a fantastic teacher, patient, passionate and knowledgeable.
It was a lot of fun, great value for money and walked away with some lovely quirky glass things

Fareida Mama Oct 2022

Enjoyed the glass, had always wanted to experience it. Only point of improvement would be (which atleast 3 of us felt) that the Instructor could be a little louder as it was hard to hear. Would definitely recommend.

Bobby Mueller Oct 2022

Mark was very patient, friendly and knowledgeable, will definitely recommend anyone that are interested to give it a go

Chantelle Lawrence Oct 2022

Highly recommed this class! We had so much fun, it was a very unique experience. Mark was such a great instructor, very knowledgeable and talented - made it look so easy! He was very helpful, patient and down to earth. It was a very hands on class, no time wasting, we made 3 pieces each and could already see progress in the short amount of time. Good location, there was parking right outside the stuido which was very convienent as well. Can't wait to go back and create some more things!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Chantelle Lawrence - Sydney

Peter Feldbusch Oct 2022

Mark is a great teacher explaining procedures clearly
Has patience and a smooth manner
I learned a lot in the 2 hrs

Joshua Patrick Oct 2022

Mark is an extremely talented artist *and* possesses the skill set to provide a conducive intro class to ordinary folks, like my and my partner. We loved the class! The venue was fun to work in and we felt like we got a good “bang for our buck.” I would highly recommend this course and hope to do a follow-up myself to have another go!

Marina William Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Mark is a great artist and teacher, we had a wonderful time and learned so much from him! I highly recommend this class!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Marina William - Sydney

Ramla Fakhri Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Mark was a great teacher, very passionate and detailed and friendly and patient. We got to make two different things - glass sculpture and glass blowing so it was a great introduction

Narain Mirza Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I really enjoyed the two hour class. Mark gave time to everyone individually and was really patient, his expertise really shines through. I will certianly be going back to his studio for more classes.

Bronwen Williams Oct 2022

This introductory glass blowing class is excellent and super fun and accessible. Mark is extremely knowledgeable and explains clearly the methods and techniques and is very encouraging and helpful. It great to be able to make our own creations to take home. Thank you Mark!

Rowland Martinez Oct 2022

Mark’s a great artist and teacher. He goes through the process and safety essentials in depth and leaves you to work with your imagination to create one of one glass works. No complaints with the venue. Mark provides all the tools and glass needed to get started.
Definitely worth the money and time.

Dee Jonsson Oct 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Was a great lesson. Hands on for most lesson. Went home with 3 pieces. Thanks.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Dee Jonsson - Sydney

Elliot Foy Oct 2022

I had an absolute blast doing the beginner glass blowing with Mark. He was an excellent teacher and showed us some really helpful things but also gave us lots of freedom in creating whatever we wanted. He waited around for us to finish up and really gave us a great experience I would definitely recommend his classes :).

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Elliot Foy - Sydney

Peter Harrowell Oct 2022

The introduction to glasswork was great. Mark was an enthusiastic and patient teacher. The venue was excellent and my daughter and I had a great time. A very satisfying and worthwhile experience. Excellent value.

Peter Langmaid Oct 2022

A great beginners class to glass blowing - mark was thorough and it was a fun way to spend my evening !

Melanie Gribble Oct 2022

We loved it and would definitely like to do it again. A great introduction to glass blowing

Sarah Dempsey Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I booked a private class for my husbands birthday. Had such a great time we will be back with our kids and my mum. Thanks Mark you’re a great teacher

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Sarah Dempsey - Sydney

Robert Petitto Oct 2022

Mark was an amazing teacher! He was so helpful and catered to everyone’s needs. I highly recommend this class

Michael Shipstone Oct 2022

Brilliant introduction to a very interesting craft
Mark was a great teacher - informative and inclusive - instructed by demonstration and then assisting without controlling our individual work
Would definitely recommend giving it a try
Thanks so much!

Margaret Bevan Oct 2022

Good course, Mark explained and demonstrated well and we came away with some lovely sculptures

Yvonne Sheehan Oct 2022

I really enjoyed the class with Mark.
He explained everything well and had a good demonstration before we started.
All material were included.
Nice to take something home too.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Yvonne Sheehan - Sydney

April Mountfort Oct 2022

Mark taught well, he explained technique well and was patient when providing assistance. Mark has an enthusiastic personality.

Rodger Baldry Oct 2022

Just fabulous. A complete new experience for my wife and I. Mark did a fantastic job with the teaching side.
Its not an easy skill to learn But such a rewarding experience.
Would definitely recommend it.

Ling Lee Oct 2022

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews

A fun and engaging class with a very passionate instructor. I would definitely come again.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Ling Lee - Sydney

Katherine Boom Oct 2022

Great entry level introduction to glass blowing and the art of it. Great amount of time spent between learning and practicing.

Cameron McKenzie Oct 2022

We had a great experience with Mark. He explained what we needed to do very well and assisted as needed. We throughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend to anyone thinking of doing the course. It was a great afternoon spent and we will hopefully be back again soon!

Christopher Potter Sep 2022

My daughter and I really enjoyed our glass blowing experience. Mark is very encouraging and patient. The equipment and set up was well organised. The venue is conveniently located. I would highly recommend Mark's class to anyone who wants to try glass blowing.

Carla Fallaria Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Had a great class with Mark - he was very knowledgeable and also very patient. The class venue was quite easy to get to on public transport, and located in a building that seems to be a studio space for a lot of different creatives (woodworking, painting, pottery) that just adds to the atmosphere.

We had all the tools and materials we needed to create our little abstract objects, my favourite part of the class was blowing the glass for our vessels. Factor in an extra half hour or so to the class time as you'll need to wait for your glass to cool before you can take it with you.

Had a blast and will be booking another glass blowing class, this was an excellent experience.

Hannah Lehmann Sep 2022

Mark is such a great teacher, this was such a fun class! Great for groups.

Gina Agostini Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Good therapeutic and interactive lesson, Mark is very knowledgeable in all corners of this field. Thank you

Kristie Gray Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Spent a fun few hours learning the basics of glass blowing and shaping. We were so bad at it but Mark was very helpful and patient! Thanks

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Kristie Gray - Sydney

Jeltje Jansen Sep 2022

Mark was brilliant, such a great experience and looking forward to next time! The studio was easy to find and everyone was so kind and friendly!

Jennifer Dazeley Sep 2022

Fantastic! Mark was relaxed and a great teacher. Was a little hard to hear at times due to woodwork in other area of building but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Would highly recommend

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Jennifer Dazeley - Sydney

Jacqueline Rosser Sep 2022

Mark was a great teacher and gave clear instructions on safety and how to use tools and equipment . He even ran into extra time so I could complete and bake my trinkets. Premises were great just leave extra early as parking is an issue.

Lisa Styrud Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark is a great teacher with incredible skill to show. The class was very hands on and we were able to walk away with some pieces of abstract glass art. We got to blow as well as work with glass in flame which was a lot more than I expected to be able to do in an introductory class. Highly recommend

Vincent Laws Sep 2022

He was excellent. He did a fantastic job in explaining the creative process safely, and was so encouraging. Will be booking another session in the near future. I just wished it went for longer, you get so caught up in flow and don’t want to stop

Maree McLachlan Sep 2022

Mark our teacher, was calm, very knowledgable, safety-conscious and attentive. Our glass blowing lesson was enlightening and very enjoyable - made so by Mark's detailed and helpful instructions.
The venue, supplies and equipment were well set-up, safe and fun to use.
Our time in the class happily flew. We were delighted to come away with our unique glass creations. Thank you, Mark. We will recommend your class to our friends and family. :-)

Monique Lea Sep 2022

Fantastic experience! Mark was knowledgeable and great to chat with.
Lots of fun for an alternative date or group activity.
Mots of materials provided and we made some cute take-home pieces!
Location is near all the breweries too, so great for a lunch or dinner afterwards.
Would highly recommend!

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Monique Lea - Sydney

Jessica Lauritsen Sep 2022

Mark was lovely! My partner and I had a great time and we’d love to try it again. Thanks Mark

Katherine Barker Sep 2022

Great class.

At first I thought maybe it was expensive, but I think its probably the most worthwhile creative taster class to do.

Mark is an incredible creative artist, and as a teacher he is very friendly and helpful.

Making something is difficult, but with managed expectations about a take home product, you might just suprise yourself and make something abstract to be proud of.

It was a challenging class but still achievable. Would love to go back and learn more.

Lauren Bray Sep 2022

Mark was a great teacher. Really clear and easy to follow, offering plenty of help when needed. We had a great time and came out with pieces which exceeded our expectations.

Jennifer Terrel Sep 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Mark was a great teacher, very helpful and patient and walked through everything we needed to know.
I was expecting to walk out of the class with “abstract blobs” but with his help I made some really cute pieces (well I think so anyways haha). I made a tiny vase and a paperweight of my dog.
The location was easy enough to find and parking was available on or on nearby streets. Would totally recommend!

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Jennifer Terrel - Sydney

Hilma Else Sep 2022

A very interesting, and somewhat challenging, experience, but a great afternoon's entree to the wonderful world of glass-making.
Mark was a very kind and solicitous teacher, instructing us with care and helping us when actually needed.
The experience left me wanting more, as my product at the end was rather minimal, though that was no doubt due to the fact that one cannot get any kind of facility with the materials in just two hours. However, we all made something to take home, some more worthwhile than others, but actually working with the glass was really interesting and much fun, if somewhat frustrating. The good thing is that one can often repair an error, accept it and develop what happens accidentally into something else, or always start again: all part of the learning process.
I thoroughly recommend this class to any who are interested to try it!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Hilma Else - Sydney

Philippa Hayes Sep 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Mark was a great teacher, relaxed and informative. His studio is warm and tea and coffee were available. Loved the glass blowing taster - it was amazing.

Lisa Ritota Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great experience, easy to get to location, right across a brewery.
Mark was helpful and easy to work with. Highly recommend, fun day activity for a reasonable price!

Julia Raynaud Sep 2022

Thanks Mark for a great class - we enjoyed it thoroughly. He was knowledgeable, with clear and concise explanations and the glass blowing was our favourite part. Merci, Julia & JM.

Steve Sarginson Sep 2022

Great introduction class which gave us all the basic info and techniques to creat our own little trinket. Hi t has given me the bug and i want to do more.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Steve Sarginson - Sydney

Savannah Hincksman Sep 2022

Mark was fantastic! He explained the details of how to work with the glass and allowed for exploration of materials. Such an enjoyable afternoon. Thank you.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Savannah Hincksman - Sydney

Jaxon Aug 2022

Was an excellent experience with an amazing and passionate teacher. I would recommend this class to anyone with an interest in being creative.

David Chan Aug 2022

It was a fantastic experience, perfect for beginners. It's very easy to get hooked on lampwork after this class!
Mark is a welcoming and knowledgeable teacher who guided us through techniques to make a solid glass form and a blown glass form. Allow 30 minutes after the class for your pieces to cool in the oven.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by David Chan - Sydney

Tayla Mouwad Aug 2022

Mark’s glass blowing beginner class was great. All materials were included and there was a variety to choose from, he provided guidance while still allowing creative freedom and he was very knowledgeable. I’d definitely recommend!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Tayla Mouwad - Sydney

Abigail Goldberg Aug 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark was delightful, and helpful and informative, and the class was SO FUN The location is also super-cool

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Abigail Goldberg - Sydney

Ally Zacher Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

On our arrival for our 2 hour glass blowing taster we were greeted by Mark who was so patient, knowledgeable and very passionate about glass blowing.
We had an absolute blast and would highly recommend this for anybody interested in learning something new

Robin Yeoh Aug 2022

Mark’s attitude for beginners taking this taster class was a highlight for me as his ever positive attitude encouraged us and gave us the confidence to make some ‘one of a kind’ glasswork. In Mark’s words, the piece you make is the only piece in the world of its kind.

I will definitely be recommending this class to my mates should they be interested!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Robin Yeoh - Sydney

Ivonne Lichtenberg Aug 2022

Great workshop. Mark was welcoming and patient. Everything was supplied in the class, even light refreshments. Thanks for a great afternoon.

James Wheatley Aug 2022

Really nice class thanks Mark! Really enjoyed the glass blowing section - some of us were less good at the first part of trying to create something from scratch! Only suggestion for future classes would be to spend a little more time on the glass blowing section

Wenray Wang Aug 2022

This was a fantastic introduction into glassblowing and lampwork - I will never look at glass the same way again!

Tim Kolloff Aug 2022

Mark is a great teacher, he kept an eye on everything and looked after the class, nothing was any trouble.

Sam Chamberlain Aug 2022

A great introduction to glass blowing and sculpting techniques.
Mark is a fantastic teacher and I highly recommend this class if you want to dip your toe in. It’s quite a fun experience.

Nicole Antonelli Aug 2022

Amazing, Mark is so talented and a fabulous teacher and a brillant setup. Would highly recommend this class to anyone that wants to ignite your creative flare. I made a brilliant xmas deceration to place on my xmas tree this year. I'll be back.

Marsha Goonetilleke Aug 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mark is a phenomenal teacher. He provided a clear and thorough demonstration of techniques and safety. We were given plenty of time and support to create on our own; with an abundant range of colours, and tools at our disposal. I learnt so much, and enjoyed every moment - a magnificent first time experience - I can't wait to do it again.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Marsha Goonetilleke - Sydney

Eric Drewett Jul 2022

This class was so fun! Mark Eliott is an incredible teacher with lot's of experience, he made it easy for us to learn and helped out every step of the way. Thank you so much, highly recommend.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Eric Drewett - Sydney

Rumi Ahmed Jul 2022

Such a great teacher Really enjoyed this experience. Wish you all the best of luck

Anna Dambrosio Jul 2022

Mark is incredibly knowledgable about glass and loves sharing his experience. It's all about experimenting, playing and improve in this class. No two pieces are identical and the process allows you to flex your imagination in a new way.

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Anna Dambrosio - Sydney

Barry Bolger Jul 2022

As I was a complete novice Mark was terrific teacher . Clear with safety instructions and then approachable during the creative and learning process . My wife and I learnt a lot and have a real appreciation for the craft . Thanks

Vicki Hartley Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

This was an awesome experience! Mark was a great teacher. I came home with two creations that I love and it was great to learn about some of the processes involved. Highly recommend!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Vicki Hartley - Sydney

Ravijay Gampala Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Mark is very knowledgeable and patient teacher. Taking the time to ensure you know what you are doing and assists in making your creations come to life. Perfect class for a beginner

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Ravijay Gampala - Sydney

Ravijay Gampala Jul 2022

Great class to learn and try different methods of glass working. Would recommend and go again.

Bruce Josephs Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Yes. It was very good. Teacher is knowledgeable.

Both myself and my daughter learnt a lot and very much enjoyed it.

It would be better to get into the actual hands on quicker but I do understand that there are safety things that need to be gone through first.

Lili Carter Jul 2022

The teacher was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. At all times he educated the students regarding the safety when working with the glass, tools and equipment.

The venue was changed due to floods but I was happy that the class went ahead.

Julia Rydén Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Lovely teacher, very approachable and accommodating to our needs. Interesting lesson and lots of fun.

Aileen Gardner Jun 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Teacher was excellent, venue was well set up. Had a fun time and walked away happy. Definitely want to do more of this.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Aileen Gardner - Sydney

Jan Polverino Jun 2022

Mark’s class is fun and creative. The space is well set up and has everything you need to safely create. Mark takes you through the processes step by step and demonstrates before handing over to us to experience the joys and challenges of working with glass. Mark gives you the space to play and discover whilst being available should you want help or advice.
Highly recommended!

Bella Jun 2022

a really fun intro to glass. Mark was lovely, informative and helpful. would definitely recommend

Sally Wong Jun 2022

This is my first time trying glass blowing. Mark is fabulous! He has a wealth of knowledge and the way he explains difficult concepts to us is so well articulated. As he was giving the demo at the beginning of class, he remind us every now and then to keep an open mind when trying on our piece and go with the flow. I think that was the golden advice. It was a real experience and also a lot of fun on the way. Will consider coming back to try more.

We had a wonderful time, thanks very much Mark

Poppy Dowle Jun 2022

Mark was a brilliant teacher and was very attentive with our larger group of 6 people. It was a very relaxed and fun experience, and I'd highly recommend it. Would have loved more time in the studio, but it was the perfect taster!

Korryn Bentley Jun 2022

I had a great time and got to try out something I’ve always wanted to. Really fun, hoping to get back for another class soon

Pamala Wood Jun 2022

Great experience. The teacher was very thorough in his explanation of how to create glass artworks and the safety aspects associated with this activity. He was very encouraging and helpful. A thoroughly enjoyable experience made possible by a very supportive teacher. Highly recommend this activity and provider to others

Karla Geadah Jun 2022

Such a great teacher! He inspires creativity and helps you bring your vision to life

Caitlin Kerr Jun 2022

Highly recommend if you want to try a fun and different experience! The classes are small which is perfect. Mark makes this experience, he is a great teacher, highly knowledgeable, has great stories and encourages you to be creative and just have fun. Just watching Mark demonstrate as he is very talented is great as well. Everything you could need is supplied and with it being a creative art space there is plenty of cool inspiration on the surrounding shelves. This class is great value for money and what you get at the end is a great bonus! Great for couple or friend groups!

Raymond Chia Jun 2022

Great story teller and very willing to help and get involved! What a guy

Bianca Jokovic Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Such a fantastic course Mark was so informative, engaging and helpful. It was so much fun and we learnt some amazing skills. We were amazed with what we were able to achieve in such a short time, especially being beginners. We will definitely be coming back for another class. :)

Risha Jun 2022

What a unique experience! Mark was super informative, and gave us the confidence to get stuck in. My pieces are a little wonky, but they're all my own. Thank you!

Nina Shah Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really enjoyed the glass blowing class. Mark was a helpful, patient and knowledgeable teacher. Would recommend this class to anyone looking for a fun creative experience

Penelope Anderson Jun 2022

The taster introduction to glass -blowing was an interesting experience and I was given a safe and informative introduction including safety precautions, demonstrations of how to sculp molten glass without burning yourself or the glass shattering, and given flexibility to make whatever we wanted to do.

The teacher was informative, experienced, and was willing to help when we found ourselves having a little difficulty and also encouraged to just get a feel of the craft rather than try to build something specific for a

I quite enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to anyone who has a steady hand who wants to explore their more creative side in a not-so-common way.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Penelope Anderson - Sydney

Ellen Landy Jun 2022

My daughter Abby and I had a wonderful time at the Glassblowing class for beginners. Mark was an incredible teacher, very patient and encouraging and he allowed us to 'go with the flow'. It was a very relaxing and mesmerising activity, we both loved it and will be recommending to our friends and colleagues. Thank you Mark for making our class a very memorable and enjoyable experience. Ellen

Emily Gardiner Jun 2022

Mark is an excellent teacher, giving helpful tips and able to help without taking over your work. The first 30-40mins is safety instructions and a demo. Only thing that would improve the class is if it went for another 20-30mins as I think fitting in the two types of glassmaking was a bit tight! Otherwise I had an absolute blast of a time and really would recommend!

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Emily Gardiner - Sydney

Brooks Newton May 2022

Teacher was friendly and really helpful. Glad I took the opportunity to try out a new skill.

Beancaa Stanley May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We had a private class with Mark for a birthday party, and Mark was professional & friendly, made the class super fun for all of us. He made sure we all understood the safety procedures and allowed us to be creative, but always there if we needed help. Highly recommend this for any beginners! We'lll be back for another class soon. Thanks again Mark!

Ana Munro May 2022

I have been captivated and mesmerised by the power of fire and the fragility and beauty of glass my whole life. This was the perfect way to experience and explore them with a master of the art. Mark was wonderful sharing his skill and knowledge with us while encouraging us to be creative and courageous - working with the flame and led by the glass to find out what it wanted to be. 107 is such a welcoming, comfortable venue and the small group environment allowed us to be open and brave. Mark is a wonderful host, providing everything we needed including gorgeous glass, tea, advice, and great conversation. I can’t recommend this highly enough for a chance to relax, learn, play and connect with some of the most fundamental elements on earth. Thank you so much.

Julie Roughley May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I had an awesome time with Mark who was incredibly patient with my non existent artist skills I take home two very unique Christmas decorations which will take huge pride & place on my Christmas tree!

Just do this course, you will kick yourself if you don’t!

Noel Pearse May 2022

Mark was lovely. Very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Would recommend Mark and his class to anyone.

Lyndall Turner May 2022

I found the teacher very good explaining techniques and was willing to help when you needed it. He was also diligent with regards to personal safety.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Lyndall Turner - Sydney

Amara Haqqani May 2022

Such a wonderful course. Mark explained everything clearly and inspired wanting us all to come back again for more.

Liz Brown May 2022

Really interesting hands on class. Mark is an excellent instructor, very calm and explains things well. Highly recommend, dont get your hopes up that you'll create a masterpiece first off, but is a lot of fun

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Liz Brown - Sydney

Allison To May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was lots of fun.
Mark was really helpful and he explained a lot of different technigues.

Romanda Newman May 2022

Loved this class. Great fun & took home a couple of crazy creations. The teacher was friendly, helpful, instructive & very talented. The venue was easy to find. I would highly recommend this class.

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners: Taster review by Romanda Newman - Sydney

Nat Schroe May 2022

Our teacher was super accommodating, very talented and also such a great host. He gave us tea and biccies, kept us happy and entertained. I had a great time and it has sparked my interested 10 fold. I would love to come back and work on my skills XD

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Nat Schroe - Sydney

Derrick Roberts May 2022

Mark was very friendly and created a warm and inclusive atmosphere! He taught us more than enough to get started, and then let us work creatively, providing assistance and advice whenever we needed. We had an absolute blast, and we got to keep our artwork after! 10/10 would recommend!

Glassblowing and Mosaic class review by Derrick Roberts - Sydney

Jordan George May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This was a great class. Went in not really knowing what to expect but it was fantastic. Mark was extremely knowledgeable and helped us every step of the way while still being able to have freedom to do what we wanted with the pieces. Would highly recommend.

Meaghan Perry Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was spectacular! Our instructor, Mark, was an absolute legend and had so much knowledge to offer. I never thought i would be able to create something so beautiful out of glass, especially in only 2 hours, but through his guidance i ended up with a little figure i am really proud to say i made myself. Would gladly recommend this class to everyone. It was truly a wonderful experience

Lucinda Pickett Apr 2022

Mark was absolutely wonderful and really friendly. The class was a great introduction to glass blowing and sculpting. I didn’t realise how much skill and practice goes into the art, something that I would love to continue learning more about in the future :)

Tansel Ersavas Apr 2022

This is one of the courses I did that I had the most fun with. Very knowledgeable and engaging teacher! We loved it as a family~

Fraser Morby Apr 2022

Class was fantastic and really good fun, everything was provided and Mark was very helpful in showing us the techniques, safety and any on hand help we needed to make our pieces.

Mark is a great teacher and made everything simple and easy, we even had a chat after about some of his projects, which he was happy to go into detail about.

Really great introduction to the field and had a lovely evening with my GF.

Would definitely recommend!