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The Original Bristol Blue Glass ltd - Studio/Shop

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The Original Bristol Blue Glass ltd - Studio/Shop


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.


  • The Original Bristol Blue Glass company

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Enrico S
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 9th May 2018
      Have been to Bristol many times and something made from Bristol Blue Glass is always one of my favourite souvenirs. Until yesterday I’d always go to the other shop, but thanks to terrible service, we... Read full review
    • NorthofTheWall
      Glasgow, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Very interesting
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 3rd March 2018
      What a great visit this was! Situated right opposite Arnos Vale cemetery, it looks only to be a shop, but the Glass Blowing happens in the Workshop that lies just at the rear of the showroom and... Read full review
    • Bean595
      Southampton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Christmas Bauble Blowing!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
      We'd booked to go on the Open Day in December. Offered mulled wine, and treats on arrival. The glass blowers were good fun - even though they had a seemingly never-ending queue. The level of... Read full review
    357-359 Bath Road
    Arnos Vale
    BS4 3EW

    Tel: +44 (0)117 972 0818

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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