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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Sales Director Adrian explains to guests exactly what is happening in this glass blowing process.

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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.

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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.

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Hot,hot,hot!

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

 

 

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