Blowing Glass at Bristol Blue Glass

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The Original Bristol Blue Glass Company.

Bristol Blue Glass Limited was started back in 1988 by James Adlington, with the help of glass maker Peter St Clair. The aim was to re-establish a glass making tradition back into Bristol that had been lost for over 60 years. At this time a lot of the traditional English glass making techniques were in severe danger of being lost forever. Though many a struggle, James managed to learn and pass on many of the old skills required to truly blow glass by hand, in the time-honoured fashion. Proud of what they have achieved over the passing years, The Original Bristol Blue Glass company makes some of the finest Table Ware free blown in England for many years.

Though they are called Bristol Blue Glass they are able to blow everything in clear Crystal as well. Their skilled glass makers blow all their glass using only the simplest of techniques and basic hand tools. All their range of glass is free blown, therefore every piece is unique just as everyone in the world is. They see themselves as a welcome change from the bland uniformity taking over the modern world: an oasis of skill and design.

Today the factory is open 7 days week and entrance to watch glass being made and entrance to the studio shop is completely free - so if you are ever in Bristol why not pop along to the workshop @ 357 -359 Bath Road? You will be guaranteed a very warm welcome.

Visit the Studio
The studio shop is open 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Sat and 10.00am to 4.00pm Sun.
FREE ENTRY to shop & glassmaking.

Call the studio to book a bauble blowing experience (£17.50), for yourself or as a unique gift! 

No glass blowing on Sundays.

Also why not visit their outlet store which is loacted next to St Nicholas Market in the City Centre.

Guide Prices

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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Accept Children over 7


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Ramp to main entrance
  • Ramp/Level Access

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Establishment Features

  • Groups Welcome
  • Shop

Key Features

  • Families
  • Film or TV location
  • Groups
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Travel & Trade

  • Groups Welcome

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from
Jn 3 on the M32, head for Bath. A4 next to Sainsburys.

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit
Bus no 1 stops on Bath Rd and Sandy Park Bath bus stops on Bath Rd opposite ITV West studios.  

The Original Bristol Blue Glass - Studio/Shop

Type:Factory Outlet

357-359 Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EW
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Tel+44 (0)117 972 0818

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Saturday11:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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