Get inspired by glass beadmaking class in Istanbul

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Get inspired by glass beadmaking class in Istanbul

Spend most of the 1-hour-plus class hands-on: You'll learn how to shape glass in blowtorch flame by melting it and create glass beads for jewelry or accessories.

Duration: 1,5-2 Hours.
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick-up for this workshop is not available.


  • Play with fire! Experience the working with glass at 1200°C; melt it, shape it, share it!
  • Make your own glass jewelry or accessories.
  • Is it easy to treat the glass? No worries, you will be working with master hands of this art!
  • Have you ever made glass beads with a blowtorch?
  • Experience the making of glass beads.

Full Description

Visit a private workshop where you will experience one of the rarest arts! Get your hands on the desk and shape the glass with a blowtorch. The workshop is going to start with an introduction to the fascinating history of glass-making, which is known to be started as early as 1500 B.C. in Egypt. You will be trained by an expert glassblower, you will learn how to make beads in colors of your choice and decorate your beads. No previous experience is required... Just patience and desire!

Balat was once the place where foreigners and minorities live. Beginning from the '50s until recent years many minorities left and the region has abandoned. Today the place is going through renovation and trying to regain its soul. The buildings are becoming stylish cafes and they are painted in lively colors. The workshop is at our studio in Balat with its original concept where you could see the production while you're having your refreshments.



  • 2 Hours Workshop.
  • Necessary tools.
  • Transportation is not included.

Meeting point

Meet at 1200 Derece Glass Workshop.


Know Before You Go

  • Up to 8 guests.
  • Under the age of 16 is not allowed.
  • Please be ready 15 minutes before the starting time at the studio.


Please be ready 15 minutes before the starting time at the studio.

About your Host

1200 Derece

I’ve been working on glassmaking for 9 years. After years of studying at Czechia and working in the glass industry, I started my own brand 1200 Derece in 2015, which comes from the working temperature 1200 °C. Our mission is to revitalize the image of craftsmen, through meticulous demonstrations and nuanced design innovations.
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