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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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    • Lord-SGT
      Bristol, United Kingdom
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      Mums Christmas bauble
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 14th January 2018
      Really lovely staff and great service. Love the hand made feel of everything. They helped me pick out a great present and wrapped it beautifully. Thank you Read full review
    • Bill T
      Blow yourself a bauble!
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 16th May 2017
      Went along to blow a couple of blue Christmas tree baubles. We went on a Tuesday -very quiet - they do get v busy at a weekend in the run up to Christmas (not surprising). 20 quid a pop is not bad... Read full review
    • Trip Type:
      Bauble Experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 27th April 2017
      What a fantastic experience! From the off these guys could not have been more friendly or accommodating. Having a go at glassblowing was on my list of 50 things to try before I'm 50. Did not... 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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