You’d really have to be a teacher to fully understand the day-to-day challenges that are being faced in schools, especially now with this extraordinary time of the Corona Virus Pandemic. Assessing need and vulnerability – providing support both to children and parents as they face numerous hardships and dilemmas. The Glass Sellers Charity Fund through its Glass in Society project was delighted to engage with the Brook Special Needs School and learn about how they are coping.
Glass Sellers Award
The presentation illustrated their response to the pandemic, including the range of online exhibitions that CGS has hosted. How, as a glass community – they have come together in support of each other including stretching out their “Hands Across the World “to encourage global glass artists to join in a celebration of contemporary glass!
One to One conversations with Glass Artists and their Craft.
Michael had been an avid supporter of Glass Engravers and had worked with Katharine over many years along with a long list of other Glass Engravers. He had supported the Guild of Glass Engravers as well as the Company’s Charity Fund.
The now launched Annual Lecture will honour his memory and will raise funds for the Glass Sellers Charity. This year’s lecture has raised enough to support more that 3 Glass in Society Projects that run nationwide and enables through a Glass related project the ability for children to learn the ‘Wonders of Glass’.
The latest in our series of Talking Prompts looks at Antimicrobial Glass designed to neutralise viruses and bacteria and the second season of the international glassblowing competition ‘Blown Away’.
An aspirational mission to create the world’s most sustainable glass bottle has been lauded an incredible success by the industry, following initial results from a ground-breaking trial.
A revolutionary project undertaken by glass container manufacturer, Encirc (a Vidrala company), and industry research and technology organisation, Glass Futures, has proven that new bottles are able to be made from 100% recycled glass, using only the energy from burning ultra-low-carbon biofuels.
It is thought that the world-first initiative will pave the way for an industry-wide reduction in carbon emissions, as the glass sector moves away from fossil fuels, and towards low-carbon alternatives.