Glass appreciation

Glass appreciation course delegates take part in melting demonstration.

Whether you design, make, sell, process or reuse glass – this course will give you a broad understanding of the material, its lifecycle, how it behaves and why, and the possibilities it offers.

Delivered by experts from Glass Technology Services Ltd, the course covers essential topics from manufacture, processing and basic chemistry to properties, defects and failures, recycling and quality. The accessible format and small groups size makes this an ideal introduction for anyone working in glass or otherwise dealing with glass products or issues.

To enquire about this bespoke training please email

Who is it for?

Anyone whose business involves glass will benefit from an improved understanding of this fascinating material. Prime candidates include:

  • new starters to the glass industry
  • packers and fillers of food, drink, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
  • brands
  • retailers
  • glass re-processors
  • waste collectors.

What will be covered?

Theoretical and practical sessions on the day cover:

  • What is glass?
  • A brief history of glass manufacturing
  • Glass properties
  • Composition and melting of glass
  • Colouring and decoration of glass
  • Annealed and toughened, or tempered glass
  • Forming, pouring and casting of glass
  • Sustainability and recyclability
  • Glass strength, handling, defects and failure.

“I came away really inspired by the versatility and value of glass as a material.  This course gave me a new level of respect for the material and - given that so much of my job revolves around glass -enthusiasm for my work.”

Where will it take place?

The course can be delivered at a venue that suits you, or we can host the course for you at our offices in Sheffield - we're just off the M1 with plenty of parking.

What does it cost?

Costs are dependent on group size and course location – email for more information.

Order this course?

Email to enquire about delivering this course for your organisation.

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