Glasform

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  • Pointer House Farm, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 8NE
  • From £0.00 Per Ticket
    • 01253 893020

Description

At the 30-acre farm with his team of master glassblowers John creates the "antiques of tomorrow". John began his apprenticeship in the 1960's with Italian glass maker Giancarlo Toffolo, and over the last four decades, he and his team have created glassware sold world wide in top galleries and department stores, including Harrods and Libertys in London, Neiman Marcus in USA, C.K. Tang of Singapore and Ditting of Switzerland.

In the workshop, the main furnace glows 24 hours a day, seven days a week at temperatures up to 1,400 degrees Celcius. Seeing John and the other glassblowers work is an experience you will never forget. Visitors can watch from a safe viewing area while the master craftsmen use tools and techniques developed over hundreds of years. The studio specialises in decorating glass while in its liquid state, applying an array of different colours and patterns. See them 'gather' the molten glass from the roaring furnace and transform this liquid material into stunning pieces of art. Try to guess what is being made as the skilled craftsmen roll shape and blow life into various forms.

A visit to the Glasform studio is a friendly, enjoyable experience for all. You will never look at glass in quite the same way.

Coach parties welcome by prior appointment.

Openings

Opening

Fri 1st January 2010 - Fri 31st December 2010

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MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
BankHolidayClosed

Opening

Sat 1st January 2011 - Sat 31st December 2011

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MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed

Opening

Sun 1st January 2012 - Mon 31st December 2012

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MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed

THE STUDIO IS OPEN TO VISITORS: Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5.00pm; and the last full weekend of every month. Also open bank holidays 11am - 4pm (excluding Xmas).

Opening

Tue 1st January 2013 - Tue 31st December 2013

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MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed

Opening

Wed 1st January 2014 - Wed 31st December 2014

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MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed

Opening

Thu 1st January 2015 - Thu 31st December 2015

DayTimes
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Opening

Fri 1st January 2016 - Sat 31st December 2016

DayTimes
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Tickets

TicketPrice
Free Admission£0.00

Awards

  • ***Member of Marketing Lancashire

Directions

By Car: M6, exit at junction 32 onto the M55 towards Blackpool, jct 3 - A585 Fleetwood Road. Take the 3rd exit on the roundabout (Fleetwood Road) and travel 3 miles along this road ignoring all signs to Singleton and Poulton-le-Fylde. You will eventually pass some cottages on your left-hand side called Fisher Slack Cottages, take the next left into Grange Road (country lane) and then the 1st right to the Studio buildings.