At the various colleges and universities that have glass departments, the modular teaching system means that anybody who wants to be a glass-blower
hasn't got enough time to stay in the shop hour after hour after hour.
Close by is the Ta'Qali Crafts Village - where you can see glass-blowers
, potters, filigree jewellers, woodworkers and craftsmen at work.
Best buys are lace and glass and you can watch the glass-blowers
at work in Murano.
Paul, chief scientific glassblower at SOG Ltd based at The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn, Cheshire, is one of 200 scientific glass-blowers in the country.
No one knows this better than Paul Le Pinnet, an awardwinning glass-blower who moulds molten glass into intricate shapes for scientists.
There are shops to suit all tastes and from the Place du Champ in the centre of the town we walked along the Rue du Jerzual which slopes steeply down to the Rance where glass-blowers
, sculptors and weavers still practise their crafts.
But as Philip is only one of a handful of a new generation of glass-blowers, it has become a dying art.
It's a dangerous job, but someone's got to be a glass-blower.
You can watch glass-blowers
and potters create amazing bowls and glasses.