Tuesday 24 December 2013

Sunderland Glass Center

On Monday we decided to go and watch a good friend of ours at the Sunderland Glass Center, Davey Martin is such a talented man and this craft of glass blowing is seen less and less with all of the imported glass we see in our homes today, mass produced.

We went to the center full of expectations and we weren’t disappointed.

This is Davey but you will have to forgive the photography as I forgot my camera and had to rely on Chris’s phone.

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Davey used to be a retained Fire-fighter with Chris but his full time employment took him away from it. We managed to stich together a video of Davey at work showing his skills.

They do demonstrations to the public on a daily basis and there is no entry charge so it is well worth a visit.

There is loads to view there like these exhibits.

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I’m lucky to have a few pieces made by Davey so thought I would show you some of them.

The bowls is what Davey was demonstrating in the video.

This is a piece he made for Chris as a gift for him retiring from the Brigade.

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isn’t is gorgeous?

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and this is another bowl in different colours.

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Now those eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed something inside the bowl in the above picture.

Glass baubles.

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Simply stunning and unique.

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You can even book up and have a try at making these yourself.


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Now all of this as wonderful as it is I left out one small detail.

Davey absolutely loves his job, I truly believe he would do it for nothing. Why? probably because no two pieces are alike, every piece is one of a kind.

Please support your local craftsmen, it would be such a shame not to have these talented men and woman.

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Cheryl W. said...

Oh my goodness, these glass pieces are just so stunning. Davey is a remarkable glass artist! Thanks for sharing these and have a fabulous holiday and a healthy and happy New Year!

Robin said...

I'm sure he could make a fortune with his talent and vision!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous pieces! xx

Mad Mary said...

Gorgeous pieces of glass work. There used to be one in Perth, not far from here but it closed down a good few years ago. I used to love going to see them, totally amazing to watch. Love your bowl and love the glass baubles... Thanks for sharing this Jak.

Mary xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

It´s a really amazing craftart, that has always been facinating to both my husbond nd me. We also used to have Holmeg√•√•rd compagny here in Denmark, but unfortunately it was closed doen a few years ago too. I absolutely love the glass art too and these pieces are soooooo gorgeous. I too have some pieces and especially my white Opaque glasslamps I totally love.
These here are reallyawesome too and I could buy my self poor in such a place he he he.
Thanks sooo much for sharing this with us here. Have a wonderful Holiday with your loved ones around I hope.

Wendy L said...

I love watching glass blowing, that last piece, the paper weight is gorgeous. Merry Christmas. xxx

Jo Rice said...

Absolutely Stunning pieces of glass...Thank you for sharing it with us all. Hope that you and your family have had a great Christmas ....love from Jo. X

heidy said...

These are gorgeous Jak!!
XXX Heidy