Mark Eliott, glassblowing and mosaic teacher

Mark Eliott
Mark Eliott Glass

Mark Eliott Glass

30 years experience in glassblowing

4.9 (132)

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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Reviews

(132)



Caolan Cullinane  •  Dec 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was personable, knowledgeable and very approachable - his demonstrations were thorough and he took time to help on an individual basis. A wonderful unique experience

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Caolan Cullinane Sydney

Remy Woods  •  Dec 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was very experienced and was really eager for us to learn by playing with the materials and tools, always standing by to help out. We had such a great time making our abstract creations, we're keen to come back for more.

Thanks again Mark!


Alison Irving  •  Dec 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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


Paul Reidy  •  Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Great class Mark knows his stuff and is a calm creative voice. We all really enjoyed the medium too.


Samantha Oates  •  Dec 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


What a wonderful experience and perhaps a new hobby! Mark was a wonderful instructor and made us feel very at ease and creative.

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Samantha Oates Sydney

David Smith  •  Dec 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 for Beginners review by David Smith Sydney

Michael Sunner  •  Dec 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was a great teacher and his class was amazingly fun. in just 2 hours we were able to get very hands on, as Mark explained everything we would need to know to start making wacky and strange creations. definitely great value for money and a great evening learning new things.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Michael Sunner Sydney

Gailene Snell  •  Nov 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


The teacher was great at explaining the activity and made you feel very comfortable. The instructions were clear and simple. Very enjoyable class with ample space to work.


Gerald Naughton  •  Nov 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was friendly, explained everything well, gave a demonstration, helped us when needed. Great stuff

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Gerald Naughton

Phillip Philippou  •  Nov 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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.


Sandra Lee  •  Nov 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was great and I thoroughly enjoyed this taster class - will be back to do more


Charlie Norton  •  Nov 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


A great experience of free-flowing creativty. We made two pieces and were free to choose our own direction or get as much guidance from Mark as we needed. A fun evening for all.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Charlie Norton Sydney

Danielle Tansu  •  Nov 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was awesome! We’ve been interested in this for a while, so this was a perfect way to check it out under some great instruction! Can’t wait to come do it again!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Danielle Tansu Sydney

Eliza Stewart  •  Nov 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark is an incredible artist and teacher, and his studio is full of all his exquisite creations. I found the class fantastic value for money and very user friendly as mark explained and demonstrated two different techniques of glass blowing before allowing you to explore and experience on your own. I am very keen to return for the weekend workshop as playing with glass in its fluid state is so addictive

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Eliza Stewart Sydney

Paul Geyer  •  Nov 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Great class! The open-ended structure gives you the opportunity to try out techniques, experiment and get to know the material, as well as a first inkling on what is possible.
Exactly what I want out of an intro class.


Kat Tran  •  Nov 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


We had a great evening at the glass blowing taster class and Mark is a wonderful instructor. All material provided and we only had to show up. Mark walked us through some basic of glass bending/blowing and assisted us with our individual pieces

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Kat Tran

Katie Milton  •  Nov 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 for Beginners review by Katie Milton

Josie Rose  •  Oct 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 for Beginners review by Josie Rose Sydney

Eimear Smith  •  Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


We had a fabulous time! Mark is such a great teacher. The class offers a balance of peaceful relaxation to get the creative juices going, coupled with terrifying danger, it was so much fun! Thanks Mark


Laura Barkley  •  Oct 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Super fun class. We all enjoyed and were able to create some fun things. Thanks


Abi  •  Oct 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


A great class Mark was a great teacher and we learnt some really unique skills. Would definitely recommend.

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Abi Sydney

Christo Nel  •  Oct 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Very friendly and knowledgeable teacher, good quality materials provided, got to experience something new and make a few items

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Christo Nel

Brianna Taylor  •  Oct 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Had a really great time! Great instructor and learned a lot, made some lovely weird things!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Brianna Taylor Sydney

Clare Fraser  •  Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners review by Clare Fraser

Hiroko Oakley  •  Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 workshop review by Hiroko Oakley

Monica Willats  •  Sep 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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


Jasmin Lin  •  Sep 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Amazing and talented teacher, had a great time, learnt tonnes about glass and glass craft. Ticked glass blowing of bucket list. Highly recommend.


Romana Toson  •  Sep 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 workshop review by Romana Toson

Kristy Vanezi  •  Sep 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


Honestly,
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


Jess Grover  •  Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark is the best teacher ever Really kind and calm in his approach and covered off so much in the time we shared. I’ll be going back Thanks so much Mark :)

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Jess Grover

Emily Tutt  •  Aug 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark is a fantastic teacher. We had such a great time. Definitely a memorable experience.


Danielle Kirby  •  Aug 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


We loved the class Mark was a great teacher and the art of glass blowing is lots of fun to learn. Highly recommended


Ray Moulang  •  Aug 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Overall really great to get started on a new hobby.
Allowing the glass to do its thing is good fun.
Equipment very adequate.
Marks a good conveyer of information. A great teacher.


Gail Miller  •  Aug 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 for Beginners review by Christina Awitt Sydney

Tom Lowe  •  Aug 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


We thoroughly enjoyed our class with Mark, he was a great instructor, easy going and happy to help and explain. Thanks for making it such a fun class we’ve already recommended this experience to friends and family.

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Tom Lowe Sydney

Marisa Certo  •  Aug 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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.


Aadil Abbas  •  Aug 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Great introductory session with Mark. Mark allows you to get comfortable with the medium and experiment in this introductory session.


Peter Bearman  •  Aug 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was an amazing and creative teacher that helped our group make some awesome pieces or art. Was great fun and highly recommend anyone to give this a try

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Peter Bearman

Cheryl Corpus  •  Jul 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark is a fantastic teacher and I absolutely loved his class. All equipment and materials were provided, and you finish the session taking home the pieces you’ve made. I’ll definitely be booking in another class shortly. Thanks so much Mark!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Cheryl Corpus

Seldon Coventry  •  Jul 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Perfect class for beginners. Mark was incredible and explained everything so well - a wealth of knowledge. Will be back for sure


Christopher Ball  •  Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


An excellent teacher who very patient, incitefull and passionate. Return student and will be back again


Annemarie Gereis  •  Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Loved this experience! Mark was so patient and knowledgeable about glass making. I'd highly recommend for anyone wanting to try out this beautiful practise.


Ferial Reid  •  Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Glass Blowing Taster Session


The class was really interesting and different. The children loved working with the melting glass making so many different interesting shapes in colour - loads of scope for experimentation. Mark was thorough and the class was safe. We all want to return!


Christopher Ball  •  Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was an amazing instructor and we had a great time. Will be back again and again!


Israel Lichterman  •  Jul 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


The class was a good introduction into working with glass. Mark knows his stuff. Thank you


Toni Collette  •  Jul 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was a knowledgeable, kind, calm, passionate and articulate teacher. He had all the equipment set up and sanitised (covid times) and helped my 12 year old daughter and I navigate first time glass sculpting and blowing. It is fun, interesting and engaging. We both loved it and will return for more!


Rohan Kagali  •  Jul 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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.


Stuart Hood  •  Jul 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was great and we couldn’t have asked for a better teach. Stop thinking about it and book already.


Nicole Archard  •  Jul 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


So far I’ve had three lessons with Mark, he’s been a great teacher and very patient as I’ve attempted to learn a new skill! I can’t wait for my next class!


Rebecca Blake  •  Jul 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


A very enjoyable couple of hours to get us hooked on glass blowing! I hope we will get back for more


Mia Bridle  •  Jun 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark is a great teacher, who created a very pressure-free environment where we felt comfortable to learn, create and experiment with the art form, free from expectations. He gave us ample time to create on our own, as well as helpful instructions and kind feedback. We were surprised by how much we could learn and accomplish in such a short time, and we were happy to take home two pieces each.
We were provided with all the materials we needed, with many choices for colour of glass to use. The venue was a great creative space!
It was a private class with just the two of us, but we felt comfortable and encouraged with Mark as our teacher.
The class was definitely great value for money and we can't recommend it enough!


Catherine Morgan  •  Jun 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark is a fantastic teacher, wealth of knowledge, passion for the subject and ability to share his skill in a relatable way for beginners. This was the taster course and I was surprised at the content we covered in two hours and how much we were able to experiment. Really enjoyed the class and am definitely inspired to take it further!


Tina Nikos  •  Jun 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Fun and informative class. Mark was very knowledgeable and provided a relaxed environment. Highly recommend this class.


Wendy Harris  •  Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark is an exceptional tutor who is able to share his passion for this glass medium through , clear, calm and watchful instruction


Amalie  •  Jun 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


The glassblowing workshop with Mark was a wonderful experience. He was a very patient teacher, and really showed an interest and passion in what he was doing. I think he did a great job of encouraging creativity and experimentation. The time flew buy, and I'd love to go do more glassblowing. Definitely recommend to anyone considering. Thanks Mark!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Amalie Sydney

Amanda Parsons  •  Jun 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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.


Grania Hickley  •  Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Thanks Mark, this was a good taste of things to come. Looking forward to another class


Anton Harris  •  Jun 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


A really enjoyable and fascinating intro to glass work! Mark is really knowledgeable and patient, and his love of introducing others to working with glass really shines through in his teaching. He demonstrates what you can do with the glass and then gives you free rein to play around and manipulate the glass into strange and fantastic shapes, with a huge amount of different sized rods and colours to choose from. Two hours flew by, and we're already thinking about when we can go back.


Moses Moses  •  May 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Great all round introduction to glass art. Had such a great session with Mark, we both left wanting to learn and do more of it. Don't think do! Thanks Mark, see you soon


Peter  •  May 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


The class was really good. 2hrs went so fast, I wish it didn't have to end, we had so much fun.
I gave this as a Christmas gift. Well worth every cent
(A couple of amateur glass blowers in the making) thanks for sharing your knowledge Mark.
Cheers, Peter

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Peter

Melissa Campbell  •  May 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Very informative session and the teacher was helpful throughout. Happy we made a couple of items each to keep during the class.


Selina Steele  •  May 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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!


Felicity Kiernan  •  Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


The class was very enjoyable, and exceeded expectations. Mark was very open to modifying the course to fit each student’s preferred learning style. Just tell him if, eg you are not good with abstract work. Highly recommended


Lisa Barbieri  •  Mar 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Had a great time making glass creations. Mark is an excellent teacher and made the experience memorable and fun.


Sarah Pranic  •  Mar 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 workshop review by Sarah Pranic Sydney

Samantha Stefani  •  Mar 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark is an excellent teacher! The class was really fun and enjoyable. My partner and I learned a lot about working with glass. 10/10 would definitely recommend!


Sarah Martin  •  Feb 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was a fantastic teacher! Very easy going and let you work the glass yourself but so attentive when needed. The class itself was very enjoyable and it went so quick due to being so interesting and fun!


Naomi Barwick  •  Feb 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Great class, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Excellent teacher who is patient and encouraging. I would highly recommend this class as I can’t wait to do another.

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Naomi Barwick

Andy Restrepo  •  Feb 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


My wife and I really enjoyed our glass blowing class with Mark Eliott. It was mesmerising to work with molten glass, and meditative to use our hands to create something. Mark is a master craftsman and also an encouraging and patient teacher. His workshop is decked out with everything you need to learn the craft and he will not skimp on materials. Working with fire can be intimidating but overall we felt safe with his guidance and oversight. Highly recommended!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Andy Restrepo Sydney

Jessica Bouyamourn  •  Feb 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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


Sarah Rees-Williams  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was great we loved the session. Will be back for more classes in the future.


Nicole Matthews  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Terrific session - informative, hands on, kids and adults both had a great time. Mark is a really good teacher.


John Gould  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


A really interesting class led by an really engaging teacher. The course gives an all round look and hands on experience on what glass work is all about, even glass blowing! Couldn’t have thanked Mark enough for the relaxed and fun environment he created for us.


Sally-Anne Browner  •  Jan 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Wonderful session inspiring, creative and fun! I would strongly recommend this as a great family activity with kids aged 10+


Taryn Mielekamp  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was a wonderful teacher! We had a great time and managed to make a few objects to take home. My only regret is that I only booked for a taster session - I could have spent all day!


Susan Smith  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


The teacher’s attitude and teaching skills made the lesson very enjoyable and engaging. Mark’s depth of knowledge also ensured we were successful. I would definitely recommend others to do this.
Thank you Mark Elliot

Susan Smith and family


Tom Hatfield  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


It was great to get a one on one teaching session, Mark was very helpful in giving instructions and ideas on how to proceed.

I was really surprised with the works that I was able to create in this short session.

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Tom Hatfield

Sebastian Bull  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Class was great, Mark was great, my glass was also freakin'great.

No pressure just fun and an enlightening experience.

10/10 would recommend to a friend!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Sebastian Bull Sydney

Justin Porteli  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was an excellent instructor, providing careful and consistent direction and feedback. He engaged well and made the class both informative and fun.


Charlotte Norman  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Taster Session


My partner and I loved the taster session. We made about 4 pieces each and learnt alot from Mark. We would highly recommend.


Jodi Pender  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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


Sally-Anne Browner  •  Jan 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was fantastic. My 13 year old daughter and I will definitely go again. Accessible, engaging and intensely creative ❤️


Rebecca Partridge  •  Jan 2020

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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


John Davies  •  Dec 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


We had a great morning thank you! Mark was friendly, patient and very skilled. Thoroughly recommended :)


Kevin Galea  •  Dec 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


It was an amazing life experience that my wife and I really enjoyed
Mark was a great teacher.


Ashleigh Ng  •  Dec 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


The lesson was fun and informative. We enjoyed the experience even though it was challenging!

Mark was a patient teacher!

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Ashleigh Ng Sydney

Ahmed Ai  •  Dec 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


This course has been an absolute joy and I would definitely go for the 7 hour course next. Mark was super friendly , Informative and attentive instructor. The venue was somewhat straight forward to find and the waiting area was extremely comfy. There was someone playing the piano in a neighboring studio which made the experience at least 10% better as well as milk tea :) . This course was definitely worth the money considering I had a 1 on 1 for two hours with someone as experienced as Mark. During the class , I learned the fundamentals of glass work safety , glass lamp working and glass blowing. I made a two weird looking pieces but not too bad for 2 hours of learning.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Ahmed Ai Sydney

Emmanuel Villalobos  •  Dec 2019

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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


Alexis Kaless  •  Dec 2019

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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.


Amy Joung  •  Dec 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session



Mark Eliott was a great teacher and I loved the atmosphere of the venue. He provided all materials which were easy to work with. I’ve learned a few different techniques and gained knowledge about the industry. The class was definitely good value for it's price.


Mia Charlupski  •  Nov 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was a great teacher, as a first timer this experience was incredible!
Highly recommended 10/10


Joel  •  Nov 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Class was great, mark was very informative and patient, taught us a lot in a short amount of time, location was easy to find and also near the train station.


Carolin Tzschaschel  •  Nov 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


This was a great workshop, lots of fun! Very informative, Mark was very insightful, polite and professional. We would definitely do it again. Highly recommend it!


Seamus O'Reilly  •  Nov 2019

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 workshop review by Seamus O'Reilly

Katia Kullengren  •  Nov 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


This was so amazing and very fun. The teacher was knowledgeable and made it interesting and allowed us to go. It overtime as we were late. A really great 2 hours.


Christophe Rymer  •  Oct 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


well ,i had the best day with mark.intelligent and pleasant person.
Solid Knowledge and good teaching skills.i will come backgreat value for money.great location .
thank you for giving me the opportunity to bring back home the port glass which i am now using to drink my Cointreau with a kind of moderation thinking to make a bigger one next time.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Christophe Rymer

Grace Chang  •  Oct 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was so kind, patient and helpful. Not once did I feel judged at my very beginner skills (haha). It was an amazing class and I’d recommend him to anyone!

He helped me execute a design I had in mind for my personal practice and it was the step I needed to pursue the project further.

Thank you so much, Mark!


Sophie Robson  •  Oct 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


A great experience with a very informative teacher with a wealth of knowledge and story


Michelle Westlund  •  Oct 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


What a wonderful experience! Thank you Mark for sharing your skills and talents with us - we had so much fun doing something completely new and so fascinating.


Kaz  •  Oct 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


This was a brilliant course and thoroughly enjoyed by my husband and I, and our 16 year old son in a private 2 hr session. Mark is a patient, knowledgable and friendly teacher and we were so pleased with the several items we made and would love to do a follow on course. Highly recommended.


Shannon Foster  •  Oct 2019

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 for Beginners review by Shannon Foster Sydney

Benjamin Allen  •  Oct 2019

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 for Beginners review by Christie Cash

Leeza Zreika  •  Sep 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark is a very easy going and experienced teacher, the workshop was a great introduction to glass work, will definately be back.


Dror Bar-Natan  •  Sep 2019

Glassblowing and Mosaic class


It was excellent, though by the middle of the second day I've run out of steam. I would have possibly done better if it was a bit less intense and spread over more than a single weekend.


Jude Kirby  •  Sep 2019

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 workshop review by Jude Kirby Sydney

Diandra Luu  •  Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Glass Blowing Taster Session


We were a group of 3 with different skill levels and Mark went above and beyond to be accomodating. Every single one of us walked away with something that we absolutely loved. Thank you so much Mark, for a great experience. We highly recommend Mark’s class!


Jacqueline Wieser  •  Aug 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


SO MUCH FUN IM DEFINITELY GOING AGAIN Thank you mark for a great experience we will never forget


Fiona Young  •  Aug 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


I got the Glass Blowing Taster session for my husband and I. We both really enjoyed it, so much so that my husband wants to do more. Mark is a good teacher, explaining things clearly and calmly. We loved the experience as there’s something very mesmerising about the whole process.


Jenny O'Farrell  •  Aug 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was fabulous and we had such fun! Want to go again. We loved it


Scott Young  •  Aug 2019

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Leanne Jan Sydney

Kevin Lee  •  Aug 2019

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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 for Beginners review by Kevin Lee

Eddy Ng  •  Aug 2019

Glass Blowing Class for Beginners


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


Julie Reese  •  Jul 2019

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Very pleased with the class. Loved the one on one instruction! Glasswork is clearly a lesson in patience and I appreciated the pace and instruction. And I love the abstract pieces I have to show for it. Thanks, Mark!

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Julie Reese

Emily  •  Jul 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Very interesting short course, great as a taster class to see if you like it. Would do again.

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Emily

Leanne Jan  •  Jul 2019

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Glass Blowing Taster Session


It was a very fun and informative experience and a taster of the techniques of glass blowing. Would highly recommend.

Glass Blowing Taster Session review by Leanne Jan

Asia Larkin  •  Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Glass Blowing Taster Session


My partner and I did the 2 hour Glass Blowing Taster with Mark and had an amazing time! It was a small class (3 other people) in a workshop in Redfern. We made 2 pieces - 1 using the glass blowing technique. We had a lot of fun and thought Mark did a great job teaching/demonstrating.


Eva Paterson  •  Jun 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


It was a fun, informative session, Mark was interesting, demonstrative and made it a lovely morning for us all. We all had fun and would like to try it again. I would very much recommend it to those who have wanted to work with glass.


Kate Faulks  •  Jun 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


We had a great time learning flame work and glass blowing with Mark. It was our first time and Mark was an awesome teacher, explaining and showing us how to experiment with the glass, how to blow different shapes and taking us through the process of making a small pendant/hanging ornament. It was a fun morning getting to try something new and would recommend it to anyone interested in learning how glass art is made!

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Kate Faulks

Andrew Steiner  •  Jun 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Glass Blowing Taster Session


The venue was a bit hard to locate (allow a few minutes extra to get from the door to the studio), but once inside it was amazing. Mark was a great instructor, and the experience was wonderful. Thanks!


Lisa Wallis  •  Jun 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was great. Cleary passionate and knowledgeable. Great introduction, great venue, great materials. Really enjoyed it.


Nikki Greener  •  Jun 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


We booked a private lesson as a 60th birthday present. All 4 of us, different age groups (from 30s-60s) had a wonderful time. We each took home over 4 pieces that we had made.
The class was fun but also informative.
After our lesson we had lunch then came back 45mins later to collect our pieces.
The venue was only 5mins from the train station and very easy to find.

Glassblowing and Mosaic workshop review by Nikki Greener

Jennifer Lun  •  Jun 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


Mark was lovely. We had fun playing with glass (and making some abstract objects) as well as learning how to glass blow. It was a birthday present and we all enjoyed it, would definitely recommend.


Yuka Mochizuki  •  May 2019

Glass Blowing Taster Session


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



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