The Original Bristol Blue Glass - Studio/Shop

357-359 Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EW

Tel: +44 (0)117 972 0818

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About

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.

FREE ENTRY to shop & glassmaking.

You can also blow your own bauble for £25.00. 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.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00*
Tuesday11:0016:00*
Wednesday11:0016:00*
Thursday11:0016:00*
Friday11:0016:00*
Saturday11:0016:00*
SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Peter S
      Edmonton, Canada
      Brilliant fun - blew our own ornament
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th December 2019
      Of course there are lots of things to buy, but you can also arrange to blow your own piece of glass (in our case, Christmas ornaments). The whole experience was wonderful, the staff were delightful... Read full review
    • 136julieg
      Hertford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 20th July 2021
      I booked a trip to Bristol blue glass as part of a weekend away with my friends. It was absolutely brilliant. The people were lovely and we had a great time down in the furnace room. We actually went... Read full review
    • repmehR
      Vase making - Glass Blowing Experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 20th November 2021
      My son bought me a Glass Blowing Course - a lesson In Making A Glass Vase I was quite nervous before going but as soon as I walked through the front door I was greeted by a young lady and taken to... Read full review

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