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Address: Vasarnīcu iela 10, Ventspils

Telephone: +371 26050186

E-mail: andrejsvirbulis@inbox.lv

Homepage: www.avstikls.lv

GPS 57.39287321433707, 21.550284160159322

Glass sculpturing masters

The only masters of glass plastic in Latvia invite you to learn a little more about their trade secrets and try your hand at creating a souvenir.

The Murano glass is melted at 2000 degrees in hydrogen flames. Once the glass becomes soft, you can shape the plastic mass, creating an object of your choosing.

  • Glass figurine masterclass at educational institutions. The programme focuses on preschool, elementary school, and primary school children. During the class, we talk about the origin of glass, the ways and forms of processing it, and the unusual trade of a glassblower. The master will demonstrate the creation of glass figurines. The bravest ones will have the opportunity to blow glass bubbles themselves. The class will take place in form of a discussion, and the participants will be able to earn small glass souvenirs as prizes. Previously fabricated glass figurines will serve as visual aids, which can be also purchased. The duration of the class is 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the age of the participants. The number of participants in one group should not exceed 40. Several groups can be completed, changing the times. The participation fee is EUR 1.80 – 2.00 per child. The number of participants and the participation fee can be changed upon mutual agreement. We visit educational institutions all across Latvia, and we work also in the framework of the project “The School Backpack”.
  • Glass figurine masterclass at the glass master’s workshop in Ventspils. When visiting Ventspils, you have a unique opportunity to visit the glass master and witness the creation of glass miracles with your own eyes. The workshop awaits families or groups consisting of up to 12 people, and the duration of the visit is 1.5 to 2 hours. During the narration, you will learn a lot about glass, witness the unusual and exciting process of creating glass figurines, and have the opportunity to try your hand at this art. Children will be able to create a glass pendant under the supervision of the master, whereas the adults will be able to do that on their own. The participation fee is EUR 4.00 per person. The visiting time must be agreed at least two days in advance. The visitors are admitted in accordance with the national epidemiological safety regulations.
  • Demonstrations of the creation of glass figurines in private and public events. Use the opportunity to complement your corporative events, wedding celebrations, city festivals or birthday parties with demonstrations of creating glass miracles. Your guests will not only observe the entire process, but also create their own figurines and pendants. We visit events all across Latvia. The price is individual, depending on the location, number of participants, and the duration of the event.

Use this great opportunity and invite us if you want to witness glass miracles! The demonstrations can take place practically at any place with power supply and at least three walls to avoid draught. We will definitely be able to agree upon the time, price, number of participants, and other formalities and adapt them to your needs. See you at the meeting with the glassblowers from Ventspils!

 

Opening hours

/01.07.- 31.08./

08:00- 19:00 (1,2,3,4,5)

10:00- 18:00 (6)

10:00- 16:00 (7)

/01.09.- 30.06./

08:00-18:00 (1,2,3,4,5) 

10:00-16:00 (6,7)

10:00- 15:00  (National holidays)

Contacts

VENTSPILS TOUR.INF. CENTRE

Address: 6 Darzu iela, Ventspils, LV 3601
Telephone
: +371 63622263, +371 29232226
Email: tourism@ventspils.lv

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