Make your own paperweight or bird

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In this 20 minute one-on-one session with the expert guidance of a teaching artist, learn some of the basic glassblowing techniques to make a spherical or bird-shaped paperweight. Seated at a bench on the hotshop floor, you will use glassblowing tools including jacks, blocks, paddles, optic molds and punties to shape the molten glass, adding colour and pattern before placing the finished work in an annealer (a kiln that cools the piece at a controlled rate to avoid stressing and cracking the glass). Watch this video about the process of making a glass paperweight. Please note You must be aged 14 and over to participate Group bookings for this activity cannot be made, however, consecutive sessions can be booked if available You must comply with our WHS procedures or you will not be permitted access to the glassblowing studio: Clothing must be natural – no synthetic fibres are allowed as these are highly flammable Safety glasses must be worn (these are supplied, but reading glasses are also acceptable) Long hair must be tied back Covered shoes must be worn Postage Due to the annealing process, paperweights are not available to take home on the same day – your piece will be available for collection the following Wednesday after your session.

If you cannot collect your piece, postage can be arranged at an additional cost of $15 per item. Quotes for international postage can be supplied.

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