Glass blowing in a unique glassworks

Glass blowing in a unique glassworks

Get a powerful insight into the craft of glassblowing at the workshop. Try glassblowing in a unique glass cabin. Here you get to be part of transforming hot soft mass into finished glass. The environment itself is worth a visit, a special glass cabin with a view of Lake Mälaren in Hägersten. The temperature of the glass is about 1200 degrees when it is in the glass oven as a liquid mass. In the heat of the oven, with the help of a mentor, you can blow, shape and design each glass object from beginning to end. Among other things, you will have to balance the glass on the barrel, shape the glass mass in a scoop and blow air through the barrel to create the object. You will use cutting scissors and more tools that lead to a finished glass ball. The glass should eventually be placed in a cooling oven at around 500 degrees to cool slowly. Of course you get what you have created with you. The glass objects can be picked up no earlier than 24 hours after the workshop.

Skillbreak creator

I live and work in Stockholm where I have my studio and glass cabin. I work with unique, sculptural objects in warm glass. The scale of my works varies from small interior design objects to public spatial design. Most of my work I do in my glass cabin, but when special techniques or materials are required, I have worked with workshops in the Czech Republic and Italy, among other places. During the more than thirty-five years as an artist, I have exhibited in several galleries and museums both in Sweden and abroad. In addition to my studio work, I have been active in several artists' organizations and taught at the University of Helsinki University of Art and Design. Instagram: Kihlgrens_glashytta


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1600 kr/person

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Glass blowing in a unique glassworks
Glass blowing in a unique glassworks
Glass blowing in a unique glassworks
Glass blowing in a unique glassworks

Workshop details

3h

Hosted in Swedish or English

4 - 6 participants

Physical

Snacks included

Material included

Info about location

Hägerstens allé 84C, Hägersten, Sweden

Glashyttan ligger i Axelsberg, Hägersten (Hägerstens allé 84c)

4.9 (29 reviews)

Mia

2021-11-21

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Sara

2021-11-17

Fantastisk kväll. Det var roligt, bjussigt, spännande. Gunilla var jättebra och vår grupp superhärlig. Vi är fortfarande (dagen efter kursen) alldeles lyriska :). Så nöjda!

Stefan

2021-11-16

Det var intressant och lärorikt. Kul att testa att arbeta i ett annat material.

CL
Charlotta

2021-11-16

Inspirerande och lärorikt, kunnig handledare, inspirerande miljö och trevligt sällskap

Additional information

Please note

Dress in a thin sweater / shirt and light shoes (ex sneakers). It's hot in a glass cabin. Ang Covid-19: we keep our distance and spray barrels and tools. Stay home if you or someone in your family is ill or has symptoms that could be Covid-19. Thanks for your consideration!

You'll learn

Omvandla het glasmassa till färdiga objekt - Använda skärssax och andra verktyg - Designa och formge ett eget glas

Information from Skillbreak

Safety measures

Keep a safe physical distance between yourself and other people. When you meet your host(s) and other guests, don't shake hands or hug – try a no-contact greeting instead.

Cancellation policies

All workshops can be cancelled up to 5 days before start day. With regards to Covid-19, we are allowing rebooking up to 48h before the workshop starts. Read more