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The Original Bristol Blue Glass ltd - Studio/Shop

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The Original Bristol Blue Glass ltd - Studio/Shop

About

Bristol Blue Glass Limited was started back in 1988 by James Adlington, with the help of glass maker Peter St Clair. The aim was to re-establish a glass making tradition back into Bristol that had been lost for over 60 years. At this time a lot of the traditional English glass making techniques were in severe danger of being lost forever. Though many a struggle, James managed to learn and pass on many of the old skills required to truly blow glass by hand, in the time-honoured fashion. Proud of what they have achieved over the passing years, The Original Bristol Blue Glass company makes some of the finest Table Ware free blown in England for many years.

Though they are called Bristol Blue Glass they are able to blow everything in clear Crystal as well. Their skilled glass makers blow all their glass using only the simplest of techniques and basic hand tools. All their range of glass is free blown, therefore every piece is unique just as everyone in the world is. They see themselves as a welcome change from the bland uniformity taking over the modern world: an oasis of skill and design.

Today the factory is open 6 days week and entrance to watch glass being made and to the Studio shop is completely free - so if you are ever in Bristol why not pop along to the workshop @ 357 -359 Bath Road? You will be guaranteed a very warm welcome.
 

Visit the Studio

The studio shop is open 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Sat and 11.00am to 4.00pm Sun.

FREE ENTRY to shop & glassmaking.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Andrea W
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Christmas Bauble Making
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 27th November 2016
      We have been collecting baubles with our son every year since he was born, so bough a Bristol Blue voucher as an alternative this year now that he is growing up a bit (11) The staff were fantastic... Read full review
    • NJAH1962
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great experience - beautiful glass
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 9th November 2016
      Excellent experience - very informal - everything explained - all questrions answered all inn a kind manner with patience and humour Read full review
    • Spurgindavid
      Manningtree, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Blue glass blow out
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 1st October 2016
      A very small workshop but really worth the £20 to blow your own blue glass hanging ball. People there were friendly and helpful with glass blower being very informative. The shop is fairly expensive... Read full review
    357-359 Bath Road
    Arnos Vale
    Bristol
    BS4 3EW

    Tel: +44 (0)117 972 0818

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
    DayTimes
    Monday09:0017:00
    Tuesday09:0017:00
    Wednesday09:0017:00
    Thursday09:0017:00
    Friday09:0017:00
    Saturday09:0017:00
    Sunday10:0016:00

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