About us

Serendipity Glass Design is managed and owned by Anne Freeman and was created in 2015.

Since graduating from Plymouth College of Art in 2017 with a BA in Contemporary Crafts and specialising in glass; Anne now has a lease on a workshop unit at Buckland Abbey National Trust.

From the unit, we run a range of workshops, primarily aimed at children, but also catering for adults. Our walk-in workshops can accommodate up to 8 children or mix at a time and usually take 30 to 45 mins. Our workshops are available every time we are open.

We also take bookings for birthday parties, groups, home-schooled children, hen parties and more. For these bookings, we allow a time of 1 hour 30 mins and the unit will remain closed to the public for this period of time. This not only gives your group privacy, but where there are young children present, it also considers the safeguarding aspect. We can host up to 16+ people in total in the unit.

Anne holds an enhanced DBS, Public and Product Liability insurance of £5M.

In addition to our popular workshops, we also make and sell glass items such as pictures, jewellery, vases, bowls and more. We also host 3 visiting glass artists, 1 ceramics artist and a local haberdashery artist. We always aim to ensure that at least 4 of our 5 artists are locally based - besides Anne.

Our opening days and times are:

Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 3.30pm


Anne is the shop owner, creator, glass artist, website person and all things paperwork.


Jill (Anne's mum), makes all the cards that are for sale in the unit. These are very reasonably priced as this is Jill's hobby.


Our Family furball, Pippa, is often on site at weekends. She is a little barky at men, but loves to see visitors and have a good sniff and a treat.

Our online shop

Serendipity Glass Design has always sold its wares via its physical shop. We have been asked many times over the last 6 months to set up an online shop for those who do not live within driving distance. We also have our Facebook page. So our shop is new and like all new projects, there can be teething problems, or something that we've not covered in the T&C and all the legal stuff that comes under that. If you do find we've missed anything out, please do let us know and we'll correct it.