THE CHOSEN SITE – COALPORT & IRONBRIDGE GORGE
Opening times 2017: You are most welcome to visit our studio at the Coalport China Museum however, please be aware that our showroom is not open every day and we are not glassmaking every day. Please call us to check details 01952 247734 / 588441
Our small glassmaking studio is located in the courtyard of the Coalport China Museum, on the banks of the river Severn, nestled within Shropshires picturesque and famed Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.
You can visit our studio and showroom at no charge and in addition you can also wander around the museum and view the historic collections of Coalport China.(There is a charge to explore the museum)
This idyllic setting has inspired many of our designs such as Wilderness & Watergarden and ‘Horizon’which is based on the surrounding Shropshire landscape. We have skillfully applied layers of enamel colours, straps and trails to create the 3d undulation of the hills and valleys, set against the tranquil sky.
We are keen to impart our knowledge of this ancient craft and therefore our studio and showroom is open to visitors who can witness the making of these fascinating pieces. You can watch the master glassmaker turn a ball of red hot molten glass into a stunning vase, goblet or perfume bottle, adorned with a myriad of colour, flowers, 22ct gold or sterling silver leaf. You can watch the step by step process unfold before your eyes and marvel at the skills of the glassmaker as he applies the enamel colours, canes, straps, silver and gold leaf, before browsing around our showroom and enjoying the finished pieces.
Our showroom houses a selection of items ranging from hand made glass marbles, paperweights, perfume bottles and vases all at factory prices, to hand carved cameo and gräal limited editions.
The Ironbridge Gorge is the birth place of industry and is now home to ten individual themed museums, all focusing on an area of historic importance to the Industrial Revolution. Here, there is something for all ages, young and old and a very memorable and enjoyable visit lies in store.