Glass Blowing Taster Session

Glass Blowing Taster Session

Introductory class to learn glass blowing techniques

Hand Made



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Discover a fabulous new skill: blowing and sculpting glass in the flame. The class is taught by Glass Artist Mark Eliott. Mark will take you through the basics of glass blowing in this 2 hour introduction in his studio.

This 2 hour taster session will cover:

- The basics of glass blowing using a "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 blow torch

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 one glass object that you can take home for your family and friends to admire, which could be a small glass animal, pendant or abstract creation; you might come away with several objects. These creations will be finished and ready for you to take home approximately 40 minutes after the end of the class.

This class is available on Request

shopping_basket What you'll get

You will make one glass object that you can take home for your family and friends to admire. Whether that is a small glass animal, trees, flower or a small abstract creation, vessel or even wearable object.

build What to bring

No previous experience required. Wear long sleeves and long pants of cotton or other low flammable cloth, covered shoes and long hair tied back. You may like to bring water and a snack.


107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW


Mark Eliott
Mark Eliott
(Mark Eliott Glass)

30 years experience in glassblowing

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

Mark completed a Master of visual arts and Master of studio arts at Sydney College of the arts as well as associate diploma in Jazz studies (saxophone) at Sydney conservatorium of music.

Collaborations with other artists are also a feature of Marks 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 – particularly at Canberra Glassworks where he also does interactive demonstrations. He has exhibited internationally and has a strong interest in environmental issues.

Verified review for this class


By (attended on 29 Apr 2019)

Lesson was super fun, really get to see glass in a new form - an artistic way. Mark was knowledgable and experienced, encouraged creativity. I got to create 3 glass pieces and took them home. Allow maybe 30 minutes after class since they need to be in the oven for while before taking it out! The venue is a little odd, since the doors are locked, but if you stand outside of the building near the door someone should come to you!

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Yuka Mochizuki


Would we be able to make an hour glass or is that too difficult? Also, I was wondering if we were able to record a few short videos of each other making the piece, or is that not allowed?

In a 2 hour Taster session, we would usually do an improvisational solid glass form then an improvisational blown glass form using colour and clear glass. Then we would do a basic planned project such as a pendant or a turtle.

An hour glass could be done if I gave you a lot of help as this is a more sophisticated project.
You are welcome to video it.

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