As part of its International Year of Glass activities, Isle of Wight Museum of Glass is delighted to announce another in its series of special events to celebrate the art of glassmaking here on the Island: A Lifetime in Glass: The Story of Okra and Station Glass.
On this occasion, the guest artist crossing the Solent to Arreton Barns will be the internationally renowned master glassmaker Richard Golding, who will give an audio visual presentation and glassmaking demonstration in collaboration with Timothy Harris, of Isle of Wight Studio Glass.
Richard and Timothy met as apprentice glassmakers on the mainland in 1979 when they trained at the International Glass Centre in Brierley Hill. Although they have since taken different creative paths, from time to time they have collaborated on a special piece.
"Richard's work is avidly collected worldwide and Timothy is one of the Island's renowned glass artists," says Museum Director Anton Doroszenko. "Lifelong friends, they are looking forward to joining forces once again to celebrate their art."
Tickets are £5.00 and are on sale in the museum office, or online at www.isleofwightglassmuseum.org.uk/events
Coffee and pastries will be served from 10.30am, and the event itself will start at 11.00am.
The demo will be hosted at the studio of Timothy Harris, of Isle of Wight Studio Glass.
The museum's Art Deco gallery is perfect for showcasing the audio visual presentation by Richard Golding. Guests will then be treated to a private viewing of selected artworks, followed by a guided tour of the Museum by the Director, and the chance to engage one-to-one with the experts.
"Richard and Timothy will thoroughly enjoy the camaraderie of working together on the day," says Sue Beeby, the museum's Development Manager. "Plus guests will have the opportunity to invest in a unique piece of glass art from the artists' current collections."
Isle of Wight Museum of Glass, at the island's premier craft location of Arreton Barns, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of glassmakers based on the island, as well as those in some way connected to the island, past and present. There are over 1200 pieces on show in two galleries. The museum is also celebrating the International Year of Glass with additional special exhibits throughout 2022.
For ticket holders who can't attend in person the events will be live streamed via Zoom.
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