Stourbridge Glass Museum wants your old glass work for fundraising auction
Do you have an old glass item that you made many years ago, gathering dust in your studio or languishing at the back of your garage? More importantly, would you consider letting it go for a great cause? Stourbridge Glass Museum (SGM) is launching a new fundraising idea called ‘Something Old for Something New’.
The plan is to auction off your old glass donations to raise funds for the new SGM. The auctioneer will be ‘Antiques Roadshow’ TV show presenter Will Farmer, who is also one of SGM’s trustees, and director of Fieldings Auctioneers in Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Lynn Boleyn of SGM says, “If you could find an old friend that you’d be happy to donate we’d be thrilled, especially if there is a story behind it that we could share. We don’t want you to make anything new; with a green agenda, we aim to help glass artists and the new museum.”
Will Farmer has agreed to auction any donations free of charge and with no reserve, meaning items will be accessible to everyone, with all funds raised going to the museum.
When you wrap your piece for delivery, please include a short note about the piece you are donating, and Will Farmer will include this in the auction catalogue.
You can deliver your item to Fieldings Auctioneers (Mill Race Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 1JN), or to the SGM (High Street, Wordsley, DY8 4FB) during the International Festival of Glass/Biennale. The donations will be put on display at the museum’s VIP Royal opening on 14 September 2022, prior to the auction in October 2022.
For further information, contact Will Farmer at Fieldings (Tel: 01384 444140), or Lynn Boleyn at SGM (Tel: 01384 900447; email email@example.com).
More information on SGM: https://www.stourbridgeglassmuseum.org.uk