The Studio

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

 Covid-19 Update
Our shop and workshop will be closed from the 21/10/20 until the lift of level 5 restrictions.
We do however still process online and phone orders.

 

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.

 

 

 

Glassblowing courses 

Jerpoint Glass will be unable to provide any glassblowing courses for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19.

 

For further information please contact us.