The World of Glass, in St Helens, stock my greeting cards in their lovely Artisan Shop.
If you’ve never been to The World of Glass then treat yourself to a trip there. You can explore its two museum galleries; the Glass Roots Gallery explains the history of glass and the Earth into Light Gallery tells the story of St Helens from its humble beginnings to its rise as a world leader in glass making. There are glass blowing demonstrations and glass blowing courses and you can explore the underground tunnels of the first regenerative glass making furnace, built by William Windle Pilkington in 1887. Be amazed by the spectacular Manchester Airport Chandelier hung on display and have fun in the Mirror Maze. You can follow all that with some home cooked food in the café with views to the canal-side and, of course, you can visit the Artisan Gift Shop.
The World of Glass is also an Arts Centre with three exhibition spaces and I’ve been lucky enough to participate in several art exhibitions held there, it’s a fantastic venue to exhibit work.
For further visitor information, including opening hours and entry fees, check out their website: http://www.worldofglass.com