ZeST Contemporary Glass Gallery
London SW6 1RS
ZeST Gallery is internationally recognised as one of London's top destinations for contemporary glass art. Founded in 2003, ZeST brings outstanding British and international glass to a wider audience through an exciting exhibition programme alongside an extensive collection of Adam Aaronson’s work.
The gallery showcases the work of emerging talent alongside established artists who are the best in their field. ZeST runs varied and innovative events throughout the year, as well as offering visitors the chance to enjoy a fascinating insight into the skilled process of glass making in it's adjacent studio, Aaronson Noon.
Entrance is free and all work is available to buy from ZeST Gallery. Prices start from as little as £10.
|Glassblowing for Beginners|
An Introduction to Glass Blowing: Half-day Saturday course
At Aaronson Noon, a leading studio in west London, our half-day course is an exciting and intensive experience aimed at introducing beginners or novices to the wonders of hot glass.
Our dedicated team of skilled makers offer instruction at a ratio of no more than three pupils per tutor – so you can be sure of individual attention and impressive results.
During the course you will be introduced to techniques such as:
• Gathering molten glass from a furnace,
• Shaping and working the glass using a variety of tools,
• Working with glass colours,
• Blowing a glass vessel.
By the end of the course, we expect you to have made several pieces, usually including a paperweight, a small sculpture and a blown vessel, which will be yours to keep and treasure!
Each course is three hours long – either on a Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon. This includes time before and after the “hands on” part of the course for briefings and instructions. All safety equipment and materials are provided. The morning course starts at 10am and the afternoon course starts at 2.15pm.
Half-day introductory courses cost £180 per person, £340 for two people booking together or £480 for three people booking together (all prices include VAT). Group bookings of up to 16 people can also be arranged for private, corporate or team building events. Our courses also make a unique gift – please contact us to purchase a gift voucher.
To book a course, or for details of course dates, please call please call 020 7610 1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment is required with booking and all courses are non-refundable.
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