CANBERRA Glassworks, opened in 2007 in the former Kingston Powerhouse, is a fascinating gallery and artists’ workspace. For a coin donation you can take your place on a viewing platform to watch artisans crafting blown and cold-worked glass; better still, book a 20-minute weekend Hot Glass session for $70 and create your own paperweight. There are more intensive glass-making courses available, but if you don’t fancy trying your hand you can always pick up a souvenir at the on-site gift store. The studios are open from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday. More: (02) 6260 7005; canberraglassworks.com.