The Studio

Visitors to our studio and shop are welcome to view the glassblowing free of charge during working hours.

 

Covid-19 Update (17th of May 2021)

Our shop and workshop are now open to visitors.  

(No booking required)

 

Workshop working hours and Address:

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 4pm

Friday: 9am to 1pm


Jerpoint Glass Studio,

Stoneyford,

County Kilkenny, R95WN67


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Watch the video below for an overview of what to expect when visiting Jerpoint Glass. (Courtesy of Visit Kilkenny).


The Craft

Working with a material over 1100ºC the glassblower’s day ranges from the balancing act of shaping a paperweight to the intricate dance that forms a wine glass, involving 5 separate gathers of hot molten glass. Yet the simple hand tools of the glass blower have hardly changed since their origins 2000 years ago when glassblowing was introduced.

A master glass blower, using movements that are deceptively minimal develops the desired shape by strategically heating, cooling and manipulating the red-hot liquid glass, until the magical transformation takes place.

 

Watch the short video below and learn more in this section about glassblowing and the magical dance that sees flowing red hot liquid become the beautiful finished piece. Video courtesy of The Chipstone Foundation.

 

 


 

For further information please contact us.