21st Century Engraved Glass
Venue: Red House Glass Cone
Date & Time: 10am -5pm Friday 24 August - Monday 27 August (during the Festival)
(Exhibition runs from Monday 13 August - Sunday 7 October 2012. Red House Glass Cone is open daily, 10am to 4pm.)
A National Exhibition of contemporary and traditional original glass engraving by members of the Guild of Glass Engravers. The display will include a diverse of engraving techniques, styles and designs. The exhibition includes a beautiful collection of British Engraved Glass commissioned by The Glass Engraving Trust for use at No. 10 Downing Street. The Trustees of the Glass Engraving Trust, under the chairmanship of Michael Nathan, a former President of the Guild of Glass Engravers, commissioned this collection to promote the work produced by modern British glass engravers for use at official functions at Downing Street in parallel with the collection of modern British silver there.
As agreed with Downing Street, the collection totals 42 pieces in the form of tumblers, carafes and jugs, the glass being British made by Dartington Crystal with the subjects engraved displaying Britain’s architectural heritage. The glass has all been engraved by members of the Guild of Glass Engravers; Tony Gilliam, Tracey Sheppard, Sandra Snaddon, Virginia Bliss and the late Hilary Virgo.
This display of the collection is the first time that it has been seen in public before it is officially handed over by the Trustees of the Glass Engraving Trust to Downing Street after the exhibition closes in October.
There will be engraving demonstrations by Guild members during the Exhibition, mainly at weekends.