Bristol Blue Glass 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.
The studio shop is open 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Sat and 10.00am to 4.00pm Sun (no glass blowing on a Sunday).
FREE ENTRY to shop & glassmaking.
You can also blow your own bauble for £20.00. Make sure you ring ahead to book.
Also why not visit their outlet store which is loacted next to St Nicholas Market in the City Centre.
- The Original Bristol Blue Glass company
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- Enrico STrip Type:Friends getawayImpressiveWednesday, 9th May 2018Have 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
- HGB7Stafford, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyBaubles blowing experienceWednesday, 8th August 2018We had a great time at Bristol Blue Glass. They are running a summer offer at the moment of 2 for £30! The girls really enjoyed blowing their own baubles and watching them make various things. Alex... Read full review
- mkljrcGerrards Cross, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelPopped into the workshop. Very impressedThursday, 9th August 2018I wish I had had more time I arrived about an hour before they closed and were finishing for the day. I did however see some glass blowing and would have loved to have blown some of my own. The blue... Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)117 972 0818
|Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|