Liberty was nothing if not a shrewd businessman and realised that if he was to succeed in promoting design to the public at large he would also have to address the issue of high production costs. He introduced continental Art Nouveau to London shoppers,
Glass Sellers Award
For our gathering we returned to the historic Waterman’s Hall where we were in September 2019 also for a Luncheon. The Hall was purpose built in 1780 though the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames were founded in 1514. The 18th Century Hall sited in St Mary at Hill a stone’s throw from the Tower of London nestles quietly and elegantly and suits well for medium sized gatherings.
Part of her winning application for the prize was Erica’s passionate explanation of her work which struck a chord with the Judges;
“The process of glass blowing and its endless creative capabilities are an addiction to anyone who is lucky enough to have a go. I found my passion for glassblowing through my Design Crafts degree, and I am working hard to learn as much as I can about the art. I want to pursue a career in glass making and keep expanding my knowledge of the material.
The year we open up fully after the pandemic, the United Nations ‘ International Year of Glass, a 100 years of Pyrex celebration at the National Glass Centre at Sunderland, the International Festival of Glass at Stourbridge. Most important of all – the Contemporary Glass Society’s celebration of 25 years of supporting studio glass makers!!!
To mark this, we are proposing a year- long series of events, often in collaboration with other national glass organisations and galleriesto celebrate and promote the strength and glory of the glass community within the United Kingdom.
It was Hot! Covid 19 played its part by putting Father Tim Handley into isolation a day prior and our Soloist, Cheryl Enever, that morning. Undeterred our Almoner, the Rev Hugh, stepped into the breach and Organist, Andrew Baars arranged for Becky Hardwick to sing for us.
Everyone was on time despite rail hold-ups and demonstrations for freedom outside No. 10. Our choir, The Brook Special Primary School, with their staff and pianist arrived by minibus looking cool and calm.
With effect from Friday 23rd July 2021 the facility formerly referred to as White House Cone museum of glass will henceforth be known and marketed as Stourbridge Glass Museum.