Book for second CGS Discovery Day at the National Glass Centre
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. WE’LL KEEP YOU ADVISED OF FURTHER CGS DISCOVERY DAYS SOON.
The second in the Contemporary Glass Society’s (CGS) series of glass Discovery Days around the country is taking place at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland on 20 May 2023. These special days are open to all – book by 30 April for a reduced ticket price!
Participants will be able to explore the University’s Art Department and workshops at the National Glass Centre, as well as seeing live demonstrations of glass making.
The programme for the day includes four fascinating speakers. These are: Sue Woolhouse, a long-established community artist who also works on individual artwork in a range of glass techniques; Effie Burns, famous for her cast miniature sculptures, who also works in the public sphere, plus Chris Day, a hot glass artist who gives a voice to Black history and challenges preconceptions through his work. In addition, Galia Amsel will bring an international flavour, joining the meeting via Zoom from New Zealand. She is a glass artist who manipulates hot glass with casting, grinding, texturing and polishing.
Participants will be able to explore contemporary glass and meet glass artists talking about their work and life as contemporary glass artists. Interact with professional creatives based locally and to find out more about working within the creative industries.
Glass artists attending can take part in a ‘Show and Tell’, which involves bringing along a piece of work and explaining the techniques and ideas behind it.
The day is organised by the CGS and sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers’ Charity Fund, the Glass Manufacturers’ Educational Trust and Kilncare.
EARLY BIRD rate until 30 April 2023: £33 + booking fee
Standard Price from 1 May 2023: £45 + booking fee
Tickets include all the day’s events, refreshments and lunch.
Find out more details about the agenda and buy tickets via this link.
Image: Meet the makers, hear talks and see demonstrations of glassblowing at the National Glass Centre on 20 May 2023.