Monday, 17 July 2017

The Art of Glass

Both Chris and I are fascinated by glass work, we spend most of our weekends watching a master at work, Davey Martin is a great friend and a glass blower at the National Glass Center in Sunderland, we could watch him all day.

If you havent yet been it is an absolute must, it is also free, you can get lunch in the cafe/restaurant, shop and watch live demonstrations, better still if you love the piece that is being demonstrated you can even buy that piece for yourself, we have several of pieces of Daves work and even a couple of my own from a 1 to 1 class.

This is a goblet that he made this weekend and I fell in love with it.

The shape and design are amazing.


We need to support this old craft and beautiful work and to watch it being crafted from start to finish is just mesmerising.

You can even book a workshop for yourself, one of the most popular is Christmas Baubles, I have a couple but may need to make a few more to fill a bowl that I have, mine can be seen in the bowl all year round as they are too beautiful to pack away.

I think you can see all of the shapes from these pictures, true craftsmanship don't you think?

Pop along and see for yourself, you wont be disappointed, its wheelchair friendly too.



Janette said...

That's just gorgeous Jak, I do believe in supporting all the old craftsmen, if ever I get to your neck of the woods I will be sure to go visit for myself, we did used to have a local guy but long since gone, it always fascinated me no end...x

Judith said...

How lovely to find oyur blog again. I love to follow what people get up to in their lives, I remember you posting when your grandson was born, how time flies!Beautiful glasswork.