A one day event devoted to the definition and practice of the core process and its main variations
The event will be led by Dr Max Stewart, Professor Keith Cummings, and Master mould maker Mark Bath, and will cover the practical aspects of Pâte-de-verre as an historical and constantly developing contemporary method of kiln-forming glass .
It will be held at Broadfield House Glass Museum, which houses the largest collection of the work of Amalric Walter 1870-1959, a pioneer of the process, developed at Sčvres in the late 19th century. In addition to short presentations by the event leaders the day will allow delegates to study pieces by Walter, and to present their own work as part of personal surgeries within a group framework.
There will be ample time for questions, and the prime object of the event will be to generate interest in, and practice of a process which had all but disappeared by the time of Walter`s death, yet which is now used by more artist`s world-wide than at any time.
In addition to makers. the day will potentially be of interest to collectors, curators, and to historians.
Location: Broadfield House Glass Museum
Name Broadfield House Glass Museum (map)
Address Compton Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9NS
Telephone 01384 812745
Light Buffet included
Date: 27th July 2014 Sunday
Registration Coffee 9:30am 10am start Finish 4pm