Top glass entertainment.

If you thought yesterday was warm – weather wise – you should have seen the temperature rise where l ended up later on that ‘hint-of-summer-to-come’ day.


I was a guest of Bath Aqua Glass in Walcot Street – the city’s artisan quarter – where workmen and women have been making things by hand since Roman times.

While Bristol may have its ‘Blue’ glass – this Bath-based company has developed an aquamarine colour – created by adding copper oxide to molten glass – reminiscent – they say – of the Spa waters which make the city so famous.

A craftsman at work!

Invited guests got a chance to watch those skilled ‘artisans’ at work blowing glass. This company makes everything from corporate giftware to stained glass and jewellery.

Guests was fascinated. Including Bath’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr June Player.

There are baubles and glass tableware, rings and even a facility to incorporate cremated ashes into glass paperweights or animals.


There are courses and demonstrations in glassblowing and stained glass making. Even hen parties are welcome – prior to any pub visits of course.

Some of the guests were lucky enough to have a go at glass blowing.

The Managing Director is Annette Dolan who started the business in 1996. Her husband Adrian is Sales Director and our MC last night – explaining the process while we watched those expert glass blowers in action.

Sales Director Adrian explains to guests exactly what is happening in this glass blowing process.
L to R . Bath Aqua Glass Managing Director, Annette Dolan, and Loraine Morgan – Brinkhurst, MBE who owns Morgan – Brinkhurst Consultancy Events.

Now l know where that saying about ‘irons in the fire’ came from and got close enough to the ovens to feel the heat.

Some of those irons in the fire.

Great to help celebrate one of the city’s successful independents and  one ‘ doing business’ in an historic artisan quarter.


Last night’s events was organised by Morgan – Brinkhurst Consultancy Events. Check out the Bath Aqua Glass website via



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