When cobalt oxide was first found, its attractive qualities in glass colouration were soon discovered and manufacturing processes were quickly developed to keep up with popular demand.
With a number of glass houses still manufacturing to this day, Bristol blue glass has enjoyed a relatively stable level of popularity and continues to be chosen for its unusual yet attractive qualities.
Specialising in some of the most interesting and carefully crafted blue glass products, Bristol Blue Glass are a company who pride themselves on their ability to keep the blue glass tradition alive. Creating unique glass designs, Bristol Blue Glass are the most prestigious of the remaining glass companies, designing and producing their wares to the highest quality.
With a team of expert glass blowers, Bristol Blue Glass work hard to use the manufacturing techniques of the past and apply them to create more contemporary pieces.
With a bespoke blue glass service, Bristol Blue Glass allow those designs to be fully realised. Perfect for sophisticated corporate gifts or special occasions, these commissions allow the team to concentrate on their craft and they strive to take on commissions of even the most unconventional and difficult sort.
As well as their blue glass products, Bristol Blue Glass also provide a number of expert glass blowing courses. Giving a practical introduction to the world of glass blowing, Bristol Blue Glass show those interested in the art how to create their very own vases, bowls or glasses, providing an exciting and hands-on course that many never get to experience.
Their museum also houses a great collection of Egyptian, Roman, Viking and Mediaeval glassware. To find out more about the handmade blue glass jewellery, vases and bowls from Bristol Blue Glass, visit them online today and check out their complete blown glass range.