Over 25 enthusiastic artists attended the latest CGS Northern meeting at St Helens World of Glass. The heat from the furnace and watching master glass workers Sarah and Karen grow a vase from gather to finished piece was hypnotic. After blowing, adding colour, spinning, shaping and adding a base we were all amazed by their skills. After a delicious lunch in the Kaleidoscope riverside café, the meeting revealed many exhibitions and opportunities to sell glass.
A big thank you to Geoff Hall for organising the venue and to Sarah and Karen who patiently answered all of our stupid questions!
Next CGS Northern Group will meet at John Ditchfield Master Glassblower Studios on 7th June 2013.
Thanks to all those who came to the CGS Northern Group meeting at Manchester’s Victoria Baths last Friday. The group was shown the ongoing restoration project which included a history and stained glass tour followed by the most important activity… CAKE!!!
For those of you who have never had the chance to come and visit our LIVERPOOL Factory we thought we would upload some pictures to entice you- opening hours -
Mon-Thur 8am – 4.15pm
Fri 8am to 3pm
A view most of you are familiar with - Small, medium and large
Round ..and Flat
see you soon.
Pictures from our recent Intermediate Leadlight Course on May 25th – for £85+vat the pupils were delighted and blown away with all they learnt on the day. The pictures also show our warehouse bathed in glorious light the weather was fabulous that day.
The BSMGP discussion day was well attended last week. Over 100 people heard enlightening speeches on glass throughout the ages, the past present and future of stained glass, traditional and contemporary architectural applications, working across Europe and training and opportunities for the next generation.
Speakers included Derek Hunt FMGP at Limelight Studios, Helen Robinson AMGP (Oriel Glass Studio), Steve Clare from Holywell Glass, Tony Benyon and Robert Christ from Lamberts Glass. Finally the group was bored by a short discussion from our own Robert Beaver based at our very own Liverpool depot. We look forward to working more closely with everyone in the future.
Thanks to Robert Christ at Lamberts Glass for the production pictures.
I was fortunate to visit Italy last week with my family and was blown away by the architecture.
Robert from our stained glass department was invited to see the Diamond Jubilee Window in Westminster Hall. It comprises 1,500 pieces of glass and will be installed later this year as a gift from all members of parliament. British artist John Reyntiens, who created the window working with a team of experienced draftsmen, painters and technicians, said project was a collaborative one.
“I kind of felt like a ringmaster surrounded by people doing stuff I wanted them to do,” he said.
The window will remain on display until it is installed in the three central panels of the north window in Westminster Hall during planned restoration work starting later this year.
Last year we bought 5 new Vans but this year we have outdone ourselves..Isn’t she pretty!
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Ian (from stained glass Liverpool) is delighted to announce the arrival of a budding glass artist!
Baby Rose was born weighing 6lb 10oz on Sunday 4th March. Both mother and baby are doing very well