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About Us

We are the most prestigious of only 2  companies left in Bristol making glass and you can find us at our workshop in St. Catherine's,  Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4DJ. This is the site of the historic Bedminster Glassworks, founded in 1716, so glass has been made here for nearly three hundred years.

Bristol Blue Glass Bedminster is the only company which designs and produces Lead Crystal Glassware to the very highest standard, using our own unique batch blend of Silica Sand, Lead Oxide, Potash & Cobalt to maintain the colour match produced centuries ago when Bristol Blue Glass first took the fancy of rich merchants and traders around the city. By doing so we have produced that unique soft blue colour that today we associate with Bristol Blue Glass and in turn earned a reputation for excellence through skill and design.

Our products range from classical, modern and commissioned pieces, and covers Tableware, Stemware, Centre Pieces, Presentation Trophies, many unusual “one offs” and a wide range of gift items for that special occasion. All production processes are undertaken on site at Bristol Blue Glass Bedminster  in Bristol and customers are most welcome to view our glass blowers at work at any time during normal working hours.

All our pieces are handcrafted and unique, and therefore individual items may differ slightly in size and thickness, which although minute, is proof that your Bristol Blue Glass has been entirely hand-made and free-blown.

Commissions can be undertaken and our design team would be pleased to bring your ideas into reality for that special occasion or personal or corporate gifts.

We are always pleased to welcome visitors and groups to our workshops at any time to watch the glass being made, and to talk to our craftsmen, and to admire their skill and the work they produce. Admission is free during the day, and we are open every day from 10.00.a.m. to 4.00.p.m. except Sunday, when we close at lunch-time.

Evening bookings for groups, private parties, schools etc. can be arranged to view a demonstration of glass blowing. Please contact us for details or to make an appointment.

Bristol Blue Glass made at Bristol Blue Glass Bedminster, is now sold in the United States. Bristol Blue Glass, USA is the distributor of Bristol Blue Glass Bedminster in the United States