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The Original Bristol Blue Glass - Studio/Shop

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The Original Bristol Blue Glass - Studio/Shop


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 £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.


  • The Original Bristol Blue Glass company

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    • PandPCotswoldsUK
      Charlbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Veery Interesting......Guide Tyron a star!
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 12th June 2019
      Go and learn the history and the manufacture/ingredients of glass produced the same way as the Romans. Up to the early 17th century glass was produced in the forests of England and Charles 1st... Read full review
    • Veronica T
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd September 2019
      An excellent visit. Very small area fir visitors but a genuine, busy working environment. Explanation of processes given by staff member making us welcome Read full review
    • MCJSOS
      Rio de Janeiro, RJ
      Great experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd September 2019
      This was place was great. It was really interesting and all the people in the shop and manufacturing area was really friendly and welcoming. They were extra helpful making sure that we could enjoy... Read full review
    357-359 Bath Road
    Arnos Vale
    BS4 3EW

    Tel: +44 (0)117 972 0818

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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