Did you ever want to try glassblowing? Now we are inviting you to come and have a go like our US visitor Kirsten Madesen, aged 15 above! We are set to host an exclusive glassblowing workshop for Ireland's Medieval Week!
On Friday 24th from 10am to 1pm as part of the medieval celebrations, we will run a number of ‘Blow a Glass Bubble’ workshops facilitated by Rory Leadbetter giving you the opportunity to experience glassblowing for yourself!
Rory will guide participants through the ancient art of glassblowing; taking a gather from the furnace, controlling the blowing iron and blowing a glassbubble. Each session will take about 10 minutes and is free of charge although spaces must be booked in advance by calling Jerpoint on 056 7724350. The workshop is suitable for both adults and children from the age of eight.
Last year the record for the biggest bubble was set by Richie of Kyteler's Inn, the world famous heritage bar and restaurant in Kilkenny City, He blew a 34cm bubble - Can you break his record?
To find out more information about the ‘Blow a Glass Bubble’ workshop and the free ‘drop-in’ Medieval Glass Blowing Demonstrations scann 056 77243450. Glassblowing demonstrations take place from 10am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 1.30pm on Fridays.
Can you beat the record and blow a bubble bigger than 34cm? This free event will take place on Friday from 10am to 1pm. The ‘Blow a Glass Bubble’ workshop will be facilitated by Master Glassblower Rory Leadbetter and is suitable for both adults and children.
The event is free but booking is essential! Call 056 7724350 to reserve your place today. Book your Blow a Glass Bubble workshop on Friday, April 24th 2015 by calling Jerpoint Glass on 056 7724350.
Please note that bubbles are not available to take home. Visitors are always welcome at Jerpoint Glass to come and view the craftsmen as they blow balance and manipulate the flowing red hot molten glass. A most exciting spectacle!