Glass Heap Challenge

Venue:   Red House Glass Cone

Date & Time:
Challenge Monday 20 August - Friday 24 August
Vote day Saturday 25 August
Awards Evening 6pm - 8pm Saturday 25 August
Exhibition closes 5pm Monday 27 August


As we all know, there is a lot of waste glass out there and not much happening with it. This is a global problem and global solutions are needed.  Glass Heap Challenge UK will be the first of many worldwide challenge events to find solutions. The challenge is to work in teams within a limited number of days and to up-cycle waste glass into a product, artwork or installation – either functional or non-functional.

Using waste glass supplied by waste management companies, and the glass industry these teams of artists, architects, technologists and designers will work towards finding ways to transform this waste glass, to show its potential and create new paths that will lead us to a more sustainable future.

Visitors to the Festival can watch this work in progress, see the results emerge and then vote for their preferred outcome.


Photos courtesy of S Bruntnell, P Dutton, C Day, K Brocklehurst, J Christley, M Holm, M Durran, P Wood, J Plant, J Smith, Glass Genie, KT Yun, D McNeill, J Coakley,  J Elliott, S Snaddon, I Dury.
J Low, J Newman, V Bamforth, N Baker.
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