Visitors to our studio and shop are welcome to view the glassblowing free of charge during working hours.
Our shop and workshop will remain closed to the public until the lift of covid-19 level 5 restrictions. Online and over the phone orders will still be processed as normal.
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).
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.
Jerpoint Glass will be unable to provide any glassblowing courses for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19.
For further information please contact us.