Bristol Blue Glass

Blow Your Own Bristol Blue Glass Bauble - Experience (ONLINE BOOKING)

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A fantastic and unique experience for any child or grown-up. Visit our studio and blow your very own glass bauble under the expert and safe supervision of our glassmaking experts.  Bauble experiences last around 20 minutes per person, but you are welcome to stay longer with us if you wish.

Baubles need to anneal overnight and can be collected from us the next working day or posted, if required.  Shipping is charged at the going rate.

Instant download voucher. Just add to cart and as soon as you have checked out a link will be provided for you to download your experience voucher. 

To book please use the 'schedule your time' button below.  Fridays and Saturdays are the days that we reserve for bauble experiences.

Please note:

  • Appointments for bauble-blowing on Saturdays can book up quickly, especially towards the end of the year.
  • The blowpipes used to blow the baubles are tipped with a brass alloy to prevent transfer of bacteria. This takes advantage of the "oligodynamic" effect whereby certain metals are self sterilising.
  • This experience is for blowing Bristol blue glass baubles only
  • This experience is not subject to any in-store/promotional offer - this experience is already as cost effective as we can make it.  
  • Minimum age is 6 years old - this is a health and safety requirement and is non negotiable.
  • The booking software will not work unless you are buying a voucher.  If you want to do this experience, please buy a voucher and use the booking app.
  • Appointments with the booking software need to be made one appointment at a time
  • The experience takes place at our Bath Road workshop and retail shop.
  • Any baubles not collected, or baubles returned by post will be kept for 3 months before being recycled.
  • Bauble-blowing vouchers must be redeemed within 18 months from the date purchased. 

     (*Gift option/message does not comply to this purchase, as it is an email)


Free Collection

If you are located in or around the Bristol area you can pick up your order free of charge by selecting the "Pick up" option at checkout. Once your order is ready we will have it waiting for you here to collect at our Bristol HQ and will contact you to arrange pick up.

Please wait until we give you a call or email to let you know when the order is ready as there is a 1-2 week turnaround time for every order.

Lead Times

We aim to complete all orders within 7-14 working days (although often it can be sooner).

Rest assured if your order is likely to take any longer - for whatever reason - we will contact you and let you know. For overseas orders, please allow at least 28 days. We send all of our products via courier (this does not include jewellery, unless specified) so all deliveries will need a signature upon arrival. if you require a specific delivery date for an order then please don't hesitate to call us on 0117 972 0818.

Due to high delivery costs of our works of art we do not offer a Saturday delivery service as standard. However, we can provide this service at a cost if required. Please email or call to speak to us.

Please remember, we are a small company and all of our items are unique and individually handmade. This means our products are given a very high level of personal care and attention until the job is right. Sometimes this takes longer than churning out mass produced, soul-less items, but the wait is always worth it - we guarantee it!

Shipping Costs

The cost of shipping is calculated according to the total order weight and the destination. This is dictated by our Couriers and Royal Mail.  We try our best to find the most cost effective options available, despite the astronimicl rises that we have been subject to.

International Shipping

We endeavor to ship as cost effectively as possible.  For larger international orders, we will seek the most competitive current quote and will refund any excess shipping charges.

Since Brexit, orders to Europe attract import customs VAT and sending occasions us considerable extra administration.  The customs charges are beyond our control.

We ship to the UK and overseas as follows:


Total Order Weight (kg)

Cost / £

United Kingdom
Jewellery (all items) 4.50
Up to 0.69 8.25
0.70 - 1.19 9.20
1.20 - 4.99 15.00
5.00+ 30.00
Up to 0.24 13.50
0.25 - 0.49 15.00
0.50 - 0.74 16.50
0.75 - 0.99 18.00
1.00 - 1.24 19.50
1.25 - 1.49 21.00
1.50 - 1.74 22.50
1.75 - 1.99 24.00
2.00 - 2.49 50.00
2.50 - 2.99 52.00
3.00 - 3.49 54.00
3.50 - 4.00 56.00
0.00 - 0.24 15.00
0.25 - 0.49 18.00
0.50 - 0.74 21.00
0.75 - 0.99 24.00
1.00 - 1.24 26.00
1.25 - 1.49 29.00
1.50 - 1.74 32.00
1.75 - 1.99 35.00
2.00 - 2.49 79.00
2.50 - 2.99 83.00
3.00 - 3.49 88.00
3.50 - 3.99 93.00
These international prices are guides and occasionally orders can cost considerably more for us to ship overseas. If this is the case, we will contact you with a shipping quote before proceeding with your order.




Eco-friendly packaging


Our products have been shipped to customers for over 30 years with very few breakages. If you are worried about fragile items in transit to your door then don't be!

Once production of the order has been completed your item(s) will be expertly packed and handled by our dedicated staff. It will be wrapped very carefully in order to make sure it arrives at your door in the same perfect condition as it leaves the factory floor.

Also, we are proud to announce that we use exclusively-recycled and recyclable boxes and packaging. This includes our bubble wrap which is biodegradable.

You can choose for your order to be placed in a special gift box for a small additional charge, so be sure to select this option on the product page if you would like this. If you are buying a gift for someone then we would recommend the gift-wrapped option.

Payment & Returns


Ordering is quick and easy at our website.

The products are handmade to order and we strive to make you very happy with your purchase.

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • American Express
  • Paypal
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay 
  • Shopify Pay

This is a secure website and you will notice a small padlock icon on the left hand side of the browser address bar at the top of this page. This signifies the website uses the SSL protocol (a data transfer security standard that is used to encrypt data and authenticate the server and the integrity of the message).

Your order

As soon as you place your order with us you will receive a confirmation by email with details of the product(s) ordered, the amount paid and your Bristol Blue Glass order reference number.

Work then gets underway on making the product(s) you have ordered. Every product is made by hand from scratch. It will very closely match the image shown on the relevant product page but please bear in mind that because no moulds are used in manufacture there is no mass-production and no short-cuts are taken. Your product will be one of a kind and unique. Molten glass is moulded and shaped by hand using basic tools so very slight deviations may be apparent, although we guarantee you a perfect and beautiful glass product!

Within approximately 7-14 days your order will be ready to ship. If you have selected the "Gift-Wrap" option then it will be beautifully gift-wrapped for you. Either way, the item is packaged very securely and sent on its way to you by courier. We know these are fragile products and rest assured they will be packed very well. The last thing we want is for you to receive damaged goods! We will advise you of the courier tracking number at the time of dispatch so that you can follow the parcel's progress to your door. 


Guaranteed customer satisfaction at Original Bristol Blue Glass

We want you to be completely satisfied with your order and we will do everything we can to achieve this. We pride ourselves on the beautiful, artisan products that we sell and we back this up with an excellent customer service.

However, we realise that not every customer will want to keep their purchase, for whatever reason, and if you change your mind then your are entitled to return your order to us for a full refund

If there are ever any problems we will do our utmost to put them right for you. However, if you receive your order and it is not what you expected or that it just doesn't suit the space you had intended to put it in, then all you need to do is let us know that you wish to return it by sending an email or calling us within 14 days of receipt. Assuming the item returned to us arrives in an undamaged state and in the same perfect condition as it was sent to you originally then we will duly refund your original payment.

If you receive a product from us that is faulty, damaged, or otherwise defective in some way (instances such as this are very rare and are out of our control but the occasional problem can sometimes occur) then please get in touch with us as soon as you can (and no later that within 3 days of receipt of the item). Depending on where you live and if it is a large item we will arrange for a courier to collect it from you, otherwise we will reimburse you the postage cost once you send it back to us.

Please note for hygiene reasons all earring products are non-refundable. Further, all custom-made and bespoke items (e.g. memorial glass) are also non-refundable.

As soon as we receive the returned item we will either send you a replacement or provide you with a full refund, whichever is preferred. In any event, we will address any problems as soon as we possibly can. You can read our full Terms and Conditions here.

Yes - absolutely. We have been making stunning glassware and jewellery for over 30 years and are world-renowned. These are not "run-of-the-mill" mass-produced items; moulds are not used to churn out hundreds of products at a time. All the glassware is physically "blown". It takes a lot of skill and patience to produce very high quality products such as these and our expert glassmakers have these qualities in abundance. 
Cobalt oxide. The blue glass that we use to make our products starts out as clear chunks of glass called "cullet". Cullet is cleaned and mixed with cobalt oxide and put into the furnace at the end of the day. We call this process "charging". The glass melts overnight while the furnace is at a temperature of about 1200°c. As the glass melts down it combines with the cobalt oxide, producing the distinctive "blue" colour of Bristol blue glass.
It surprises a lot of people when we answer this question. The red colour is created by mixing 24 carat gold to the molten glass mixture!
Absolutely, this is our speciality! Just contact us at and let us know what you would like. We will then discuss it with you and take it from there.
Please be rest assured that this website and your data are very safe and secure. The shopping cart is hosted on a Level 1 PCI DSS compliant server. Also, you may notice in the browser address bar the small "padlock" icon next to an "https" version of the website. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and this website are encrypted.
Yes - in the top right-hand corner of this website there is a dropdown box marked with "GBP". If you click on this arrow you can convert all of the costs to either US dollars, euros, Canadian dollars or Australian dollars. If there is a specific currency you would like us to add then please let us know. Please note that when you check out the cost will be converted into the base currency, which is GBP.
We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Paypal.
With the exception of jewellery and other very small items, all orders are sent to customers using a tracked courier service.
Yes of course. With the exception of custom-made items and jewellery we will happily refund you or exchange. See our Payment & Returns page for more details.
If you receive a product that is faulty, damaged, or otherwise defective in some way (instances such as this are very rare and are out of our control but the occasional problem can sometimes occur) then please get in touch with us as soon as you can (preferably within 30 days of receipt of the item). Depending on where you live and if it is a large item we will arrange for a courier to collect it from you, otherwise we will reimburse you the postage cost once you send it back to us. As soon as we receive the returned item we will either send you a replacement or provide you with a full refund, whichever you prefer.
The furnaces are powered by gas and run constantly at 1100°, which is about a fifth of the sun's surface temperature! If at any point a furnace needs to be turned off for maintenance then it takes 3 days either side to cool down and heat back up again. The furnaces are built in-house and are checked regularly to ensure they are always working as efficiently and safely as possible.
No. We train all of our glassmakers in-house. Apprentices learn from more senior glassmakers and start from the bottom learning the basic skills of assisting, from where they gradually begin to develop. Glassblowing is not a skill that can be taught over a few days and you can not depend on your teacher to do all the teaching. There are elements that you have to pick up yourself over time. Our glassmakers are highly experienced and have been blowing glass for a number of years.
It usually takes at least 7-8 years to learn to make glass competently, but even after that time a glassblower never stops learning new techniques. It is a continually-evolving process.

No Moulds. No Mass Production. No Short Cuts. No Rivals

Every piece is as unique as you

The products are made by highly- skilled glassmakers, creating the finest glassworks using basic hand tools and traditional techniques to shape and craft each item. As a result, every item is unique and one of a kind.


On this website you can buy some very desirable glass jewellery too. Blue glass jewellery and coloured glass jewellery will make wonderful additions to your collection.


Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Susan Kendall
Bauble blowing

We had such a lovely time. The knowledge of the guys that worked there was so interesting and they made it fun. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a new experience. Friendly people x

Bristol Blue Glass Bauble Experience

I recently blow my own bauble under expert supervision as disabled I went with a PA, very friendly staff are willing to work through there break to fit me in. I’m going to give it to my mum for as Christmas present.

Hi Wendy,
Thank you for such a lovely review... and we're so glad you had a great visit with us! I'm sure your Mum will love her present! :)

Sarah Clapp
Glass blowing

We were coming to Bristol for a 10k (from Gatwick) and googled things to do. Bristol Blue Glass popped up and we booked a session. It was an amazing experience. The whole team were attentive from Dee who helped me book to the brilliantly skilled Alex and Harry. Things were slightly different due to Covid restrictions but this didn't take anything away from the experience. The lads work well together and we watched a few items being made - I even brought my Billy Blue Cat as a momento of the day. Our baubles were beautifully (and safely) wrapped and delivered by courier as promised. I would highly recommend this experience! Thank you - and I will be ordering some earrings!

An amazing morning!

I came in with my brother to make baubles for our family. The blower explained everything very clearly and took it at my brothers pace. We have some beautiful keepsakes which will be forever treasured. Very highly recommended

Jack Kemp
Great gift!

Myself and my girlfriend recently went a blow your own bauble experience due to an gift and it was an great experience, wasn't really sure I would enjoy it but we both really did!
Recommended as an gift or to treat yourself.