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Studio Move

Emsie has now moved her studio to Gold Hill Organic Farm at Child Okeford. It is bigger and better than before! The Organic Cafe, Farm & Gift Shop are open next door and are open Wed - Sat 10am to 4pm. Glassblowing studio times vary.



Unfortunately we have no accommodation, but there some great places around to suit all budgets. We suggest:

Pub with rooms

Saxon Inn

(3 miles / 5 min drive)


Bushes Farm Caravan Park

(7 miles / 15 min drive)

Basic camping behind pub

The Plough

(3 miles / 5 min drive)

Bed & Breakfast


01747 812365

(1 mile / 3 min drive)

New Website

Emsie has launched a new website dedicated to her stemware and collections. Click here to go to website.


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Glassblowing Taster Day

glassblowing taster day


Spend time in a fully working glass studio learning basic glassblowing techniques. .

This is a highly practical course, after an introduction to the equipment, studio and a H&S briefing you will get straight to work. Emsie will teach you how to gather the glass from the furnace, how to blow it, form shapes, apply colour, reheat, decorate and anneal.

On the taster day you will learn the basics and everyone leaves after making a variety of handblown items from baubles to paperweights,

The pieces you create will need to spend 24 hours in the annealing oven and can be collected later.

You can arrange this with Emsie during your course. You can expect to make at least 2 or 3 pieces during your time in the studio.. If you get hooked, sign up for the full day course!

This is a fascinating craft, and the taster day is suitable for groups, hen parties, craft fanatics, families.

We run this 1/2 day on a basis of 6 people. Course times 10am. to 2pm.


Emsie has been a glassblower for over 24 years and trained in Venice. As well as a  tutor for DCRS, Emsie displays at galleries and creates commissioned pieces from her studio.


Sharp Glass, The Cowshed, Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, DT11 8HD


Course Cost

£70.00 per person including all materials used .

Next Course Date

if you have a group booking we can possibly arrange a date, so get in touch


Please contact us to request a place on a course, or to register your interest


DCRS, Willow Barn, Farrington, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8RA

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