The Studio

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

 

The Glassblowing Workshop will be closed exceptionally from the 08/08/20 to the 24/08/20. However our Shop and Glass Attic Gallery will remain open following HSE guidelines to keep you and our staff safe.

 

Workshop working hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 4pm

Friday: 9am to 1pm

 

 

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.

 

 

 

The Master Blower Experience

For a more in depth and hands on experience private and group sessions are available for booking.

For further information please contact us.