Tuesday 7 May
Stevens Competition student seminar, followed by the Prize Giving and Awards at 17:00.
The prize giving will also include a lecture by last year’s Arthur and Helen Davies Travelling Scholarship winner Ray Taylor MA, who has been looking at new technology in glass and travelled to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France to find out all about technological advance in the field of architectural glass. Should make a fascinating lecture.
9 Montague Close, London Bridge , London SE1 9DD
Wednesday 8th May
The British Society of Master Glass Painters in association with The Worshipful Company of Glaziers
DISCUSSION DAY – Wednesday 8th May 10.00am – 4pm
The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
Challenges in contemporary glass practice and a meeting with English Antique Glass (EAG)
Information received from the BSMGP about the day:
One of the biggest challenges to contemporary stained glass artists is the diminishing range of glass available to us. Manufacturers and suppliers have been affected by the economic recession making it increasingly difficult for them to stock the range of materials we need. For the past few years the BSMGP have held a Discussion Day focusing on such practical issues and this time we will be meeting with English Antique Glass (EAG) from Birmingham, the last surviving maker of English mouth blown sheet. The company has recently been acquired by a new owner so this is a timely opportunity to look at the unique qualities of their material. As well as meeting with representatives from the company, three practicing artists; Nicola Hopwood, Emma Butler Cole Aiken AMGP and Glen Carter FMGP will explain the importance of this material in their own work.
We hope that as many practicing artists and students as possible will attend the day as it gives a rare opportunity for members, particularly small independent practitioners, to speak to a manufacturer directly, discuss our needs and understand the commercial pressures that affect us all. We hope that a limited range of glass will be available for sale on the day.
A significant part of the day will be free time to enable networking and conversation and perhaps brief presentations of other topical issues. Anyone wishing to make a short formal presentation should contact the BSMGP Events coordinator, Helen Robinson in advance (see below).
Admission by ticket only. BSMGP members £20, non-members £25, students £5. Sandwich lunch included. For individual places download a postal booking form or book on-line at www.bsmgp.org.uk
NB – FREE places are available for studio trainees and multiple bookings of students by tutors . Please contact Helen Robinson, BSMGP Events Coordinator either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01582 764834