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Absolutely amazing

Ricky is a great tutor. It is only small groups, in our case 3. You are taken through the... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
Ampthill, United Kingdom
Fantastic Day

Four of us, three experienced in working with glass and one artist, attended Ricky's glassblowing... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

Ricky is a great tutor. It is only small groups, in our case 3. You are taken through the technique and Ricky helps throughout. I really didn't think we would come away with such beautiful glass items. Booked for a baubles workshop and will definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

Four of us, three experienced in working with glass and one artist, attended Ricky's glassblowing course yesterday. Absolutely fabulous experience. We made three items each all to our own colour choice. Ricky's very patient and accommodating manner and placid teaching style was made more significant...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

A brilliant Christmas gift from my hubby, we had an amazing day. I never thought I would have the opportunity to blow glass! Ricky is an extremely patient and competent teacher. He explains each stage so that you never feel that you don’t know what...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Teeathome
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This was our 19th 'couples' activity out of 25 for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and a definite recommendation from us! Ricky has the perfect teaching style, making us feel at home and confident. No prior experience needed as Ricky guides you through creation of four...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank UltraNu3
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I found this online randomly and didn't know what to expect, after all, glassblowing is not an every day hobby. I arrived expecting to find other students but they didn't turn up so I ended up having a one to one. Ricky was extremely patient...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jiao Jiao W
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have taken both the beginners and the intermediate classes with Ricky and Creative Vibe Glass Studio. Both days were really great fun, and Ricky is a very attentive and patient teacher, spending time to explain things carefully and clearly and making and effort to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Nathalie M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I purchased a day's glassblowing teaching and creating with Ricky Keech at Creative Vibe, as a Christmas gift for my husband. During the day we learned bout the craft of glassmaking, about materials and tools and how to shape glass pieces. We made three items...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank ARH44
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Always fancied having a go at 'Glass blowing' so searched the web and booked the 'Beginners course' with Ricky at 'Creative vibe' . We didn't really have any expectations of what to expect or what we would be doing but what a fantastic day it...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Dean C
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Quite simply this is one of the best days out we’ve had! From the moment we arrived we felt very welcomed by Ricky and it seemed like only minutes before we were collecting glass from the furnace! Ricky’s training is very personable, one-on-one and paced...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank MatP1983
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This activity was a present from my girlfriend, and the day was absolutely fantastic. Had a blast learning how to craft glass. Ricky was patient and friendly. Each step was well explained, and fun. Every piece you make builds on the knowledge you gained from...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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17 September 2017|
Response from Jiao Jiao W | Reviewed this property |
£160 for the first class and £140 for a return class. It is expensive but it's half the price of London. The reason you pay so much is mainly for the natural gas. I used about 25kg of gas in one class. The teaching was... More