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Glass Circle Diary Dates - Meetings



Glass Circle autumn lecture season 2014:

Tuesday 14th October 2014

7.15pm(refreshments from 6.30pm)

Peter Layton: Catch it while you can: British Studio Glass

With the demise and closure of many of Europe's most famous glass factories, the art and craft of glassblowing may soon cease to exist in the West.  Nevertheless, this is a period of unparalleled creativity in glass art and Studio Glass is the new glass industry. Collect it while you can!

Peter Layton is one of the world’s most widely respected glass artists and he has done as much as anyone to promote glassmaking as an art form in Europe. He has influenced, encouraged and nurtured several of this country’s leading glassmakers and has inspired many more internationally. At the age of 77, Peter remains extremely active and is regarded as the ‘grand old man of glass’.

Peter runs the London Glassblowing Studio in Bermondsey like a collective at which glassblowers are free to use the kilns to create their own work and develop their skills as well as work on pieces that help to pay the vast energy bills. Peter has always put creativity before the need to be commercial which is why the Gallery is an Aladdin's cave of unique and surprisingly affordable works of glass art. Much of the richly coloured glass art is his own work which can also be found in museums, galleries and exhibitions across the UK, Europe and America.

Tuesday 11th November:  Glass Circle Annual General Meeting combined with an event during the evening - see latest Glass Circle News (issue number 135) for more information.
Tuesday 9th December: Terry Bloxham: The Development of Stained Glass as seen through the V & A's collection

Other Meetings:

Thursday 30th October 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Champagne Reception

at the Vessel Gallery 114 Kensington Park Road W11

including gallery talk and raffle and viewing contemporary glass and ceramics.

Tickets £45  - cheques payable to The Glass Circle should be sent to John P Smith, Chairman, 42 Vespan Road, London W12 9QQ with details of full name(s)/address for delivery of tickets

Lecture Meeting Place: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Members are reminded to advise the Secretary, in advance, of their intention to attend.

Please note: Lecture Meetings - members £10 per meeting attended and £15.00 for each guest. (The annual general meeting in the autumn not subject to entry charge)

If you are not a member and would like to attend a meeting please e-mail for further information.

(Please give the meeting date, your name, email address and phone number.)

dates in 2014:

Tuesday 14th October, Thursday 30th October, Tuesday 11th November, Tuesday 9th December

Please check out other Glass Circle Diary Dates:

 - Outings - Visits - Events of Interest

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